It is on! Fancy that.
Hello, and welcome back to the Jackson Hole Art Blog, where, this summer, I’ll be working to keep you updated on the arts scene in and around Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Plein air events will be prominent, particularly in July, when the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters return to Grand Teton National Park to paint for two weeks, interact with wildlife, the visiting public and demonstrate their legendary talents.
Jackson’s new artist community continues to grow despite a raging, excruciating housing shortage. The muse is the message, and extracting yourself from your muse is painful. Jackson arts are exploding, and for the most part have beautified and enhanced the area. Creativity includes murals, installations, public art, and the Western art scene continuing to diversify its genres.
There is a “creative conundrum’ in play. To my knowledge the most recent, all-inclusive write-up on issues affecting our artists belongs to Planet Jackson Hole, and you can read it here. I posted a response to the article:
Congratulations on presenting an honest, varied-points-of-view perspective. The relationship between an artist and their community is a marriage of sorts. And one can never know exactly what’s going on inside any marriage unless the partners are willing to open up and share. This is great sharing, because I hear love, frustration, hope, dashed dreams, committment and discovery. Thanks for this. We are a democracy after all, and in a democracy we need to be able to speak our minds without fear of blackballing.
My wish is that the Jackson Hole Art Blog gives artists a boost. I’ll repost portions of my writings on my Facebook page, send photos to Instagram (tammychristel), and essentially zip-line it all to you! Send your press releases to [email protected].
Jackson Hole Art Blog: www.jacksonholearttours.com/ArtBlog/