Tuesday, October 20, 2009

WAC Biennial Exhibit opening reception Nov. 5 at Wyoming State Museum

"Repose" by Matt Flint, oil, alkyd and pencil on canvas, 40"x34.5"

The work of six Wyoming artists will be featured Nov. 5, 2009, through Jan. 9, 2010, at the 2009 Biennial Fellowship Exhibition at the Wyoming State Museum Gallery in the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Ave., in Cheyenne.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the State Museum. Fellowship judge Lawrence Argent, sculptor and art professor at University of Denver will speak. The public is invited to come out and meet the artists and see their work. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

The exhibit showcases the work of the 2008 and 2009 Wyoming Arts Council fellowship recipients: Matt Flint, Lander; Leah Hardy, Laramie; David Henderson, Worland; Ricki Klages, Laramie; Florence Alfano McEwin, Green River; and Doug Russell, Laramie.

Each year, the Wyoming Arts Council awards visual arts fellowships to three artists in the state. Every two years, the WAC honors its fellowship winners with an exhibition at one of Wyoming’s fine art galleries or museums.

The exhibition is a project of the Arts Council and the State Museum. The reception is co-sponsored by the Cabot Creamery Cooperative of Vermont.

The museum is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; closed on Sundays.

For more information on the WAC and fellowships for individual artists, contact Mike Shay at 307-777-5234 or go to the WAC web site at www.wyomingartscouncil.org.