Travis Walker’s got the local artists’ trumpet sounding again! He’s found a new home for Teton Art Lab, “Big Haus,” and that home is located at 160 South Cache, in Jackson, WY. An opening romp takes place Friday, June 22, 2012,beginning at 6:00 pm. 160 S. Cache is south of Pearl Avenue, and methinks it’s the green-ish building on the street’s east side, near the Center for the Arts. Lots of little businesses have been housed in there, and it’s historically been the meeting place for Teton County Dems.
So there’s space again for Jackson’s young artists! No wonder I see Wendell Field bicycling so happily around town, just smiling away. Private studio space will house the likes of Jackson artists XOWYO, Dedicate, Brooke Kemmerer, Field, Mike Piggot, Aaron Wallis, Abbie Paffrath, Travis Walker, Tristan Greszko, Camille Davis, Jenny Francis and Cara Rank. Recent work by Craig Spankie and Scotty Craighead will be on exhibit.
Walker says that spaces for printmaking and exhibitions will enjoy devoted space as well.
Big Haus’ opening reception is free, and there will be refreshments. A fundraising silent art auction will be held—monies raised go to support another Walker project, this summer’s Caldera Festival. Pica’s Taco Truck will be on hand—I wish they’d park their truck permanently in the middle of town somewhere, then I’d get more Pica’s! http://www.facebook.com/events/295538400540048/
Heather James Fine Art’s Jackson Hole Gallery wants everyone to know that the gallery is currently open every day of the week, save Sundays. Gallery partner Jim Carona plans on being in town as of July, and invites the public to stop by and see what’s new.
Some very wonderful new works are on exhibition at Heather James’ Palm Desert, California space; Jackson’s gallery branch is constantly bringing in new works by Contemporary, Post-War, Abstract Expressionists, Latino, Asian and even superb Impressionist style landscapes. Visiting the gallery is a rush, a ever-surprising collection of global art. http://www.heatherjames.com/jackson.asp
A head’s up that the Tayloe Piggott Gallery will present simultaneous solo shows featuring the “totemic” work of James Castle and Susan York. Exhibitions are on view July 12, 2012 – August 26, 2012. Opening reception is Thursday, July 12, 5-8:00 pm. More on that show to come….www.tayloepiggottgallery.com
The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum offers history workshops for kindergarten through 4th grade children this summer. “Terrific Tuesday” programs are held in the museum classroom at 225 N. Cache from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Brenda Roberts, Youth Education Coordinator, and her volunteers, lead children through a series of memorable and educational programs that include storytelling and the completion of a history craft. Classes begin June 19th and run through August, 2012.
Terrific Tuesday classes are $5 per child or $10 per family. Adult participation is not necessary but pre-registration is required, due to a class limit of 15 students. Last summer these classes filled quickly. Please contact Brenda Roberts, 733-2414 x 201.