Trailside Galleries in Jackson Presents “Wildlife Discovery”
March 2-29 — Reception March 19, 5-7 PM — 130 E. Broadway Jackson 307.733.3186
Trailside Galleries is pleased to present its annual “Wildlife Discovery”, exhibition and sale featuring all new works from an outstanding group of nationally known artists who are inspired to paint all things wild! Jackson is the perfect setting for this show as the area is a virtual Mecca for wildlife enthusiasts including photographers, nature buffs and of course, wildlife artists! Many of the country’s most noted wildlife painters will participate in the event, bringing an eclectic mixture of wildlife and natural subjects from around the world including big game animals from the African savannah, North American mammals, as well as delicate birds and aquatic subjects. While the artists each bring their own unique interpretation of animals to their canvas, they all share a deep commitment to the preservation of wildlife and our natural world.
Participating artists include Bonnie Marris, Jan Martin McGuire, James Morgan, Ralph Oberg, Lindsay Scott, Renso Tamse, Adam Smith, Lori Forest, Sarah Woods and Dustin Van Wechel among others.
Wildlife art continues to be one of the most collected genres of art in the country. Given the heightened awareness of global warming and fragile ecosystems, the genre seems to have taken on a whole new dimension, as the artists strive not only to create an esthetically pleasing image, but to have it serve as an educational tool to bring more awareness to preservation.
Sheridan: Aaron Wuerker: Recent Landscapes; March 3-31, Artist’s Reception: March 6, 5-7pm at the Sagebrush Art Center’s Invitational Gallery
Sagebrush Art Center is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Aaron Wuerker of Buffalo, WY. “Aaron Wuerker: Recent Landscapes,” will hang March 3-31 in the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s Invitational Gallery, located in the Historic train depot at 201 E. 5th St. in Sheridan. The public is invited to attend the Artist’s Reception on March 6th, from 5-7 PM.
Wuerker earned a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 1992 and an MFA from Yale University in 1995. He and his wife Jenny, also a renowned artist, own the Crazy Woman Fine Art Gallery of Buffalo, WY. Wuerker states: “My work has continually returned to a realist vision of the landscape: I’m usually drawn to compositions where mechanized forms either mimic or contrast with the natural forms in the land.”
Hours for the Sagebrush Community Art Center are Tuesday through Saturday, 10-5 PM. See our updated website at www.artinsheridan.com, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Sagebrushartcenter. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Lander: March Youth Art Month Celebrated at Lander Art Center
In celebration of March’s Youth Art Month, the Lander Art Center will once again host Lander Valley High School and Middle School Select Art Show opening next Friday, March 6th. This exhibition displays selected works by local youth artists in a wide range of art mediums such as drawing, painting, pastel, mixed media, ceramics and digital art.
The Student Select Show remains a favorite in the community as it showcases the incredible skill and creative expression of young students. Their work is a reminder of the freshness art can embody and be an inspiration to us all. Students are lead by Middle School instructor Melissa Scherr; High School art instructors Jason Dayton, Shawna Pickenpaugh, and Zach Even.
A public reception will be held next Friday, March 6th from 6-8pm at the Lander Art Center. Lander Art Center openings are free and open to the public. Complimentary drinks and appetizers are provided.
Thank you to this year’s exhibition sponsor Lander Valley Education Foundation for their continued support of this show.
Exhibition on display from February 27 – April 4, 2015
Laramie Dance Center’s Irish Dance Academy Presents “St. Patrick’s Day Irish Night” March 10
FREE Admission, 6:30 PM Gryphon Theatre in the Laramie Plains Civic Center – and YES, there will be BEER to purchase! Come see Laramie’s talented Irish dance community – from six to pushing 60! — performing!