After the Wyoming Arts Council board meeting wrapped up on Thursday, Marirose Morris and I sauntered over to the Nicolaysen Art Museum's annual art show and sale. The museum was packed with booths featuring the work of artists from near (Casper) and far (Oklahoma City). Some great holiday shopping on tap. Check out Linda Johnson's tulip prints, Jennifer Greenup's baskets featuring "recycled reconstructed goods," ceramics from Marianne Vinich's Yellow Bird Studios in Lander (look for the stylized angels), Ty A. Kelly's color-splashed paintings, Marilyn Robertson from Douglas and her funky purses, Jill Hartley's southwestern Wyoming landscapes and Dori Pratt's jewelry.
If you're kicking yourself for not getting to the Nic on Thursday's opening night, never fear -- the show continues today until 8 p.m. ($5 admission) and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday ($5). While there, you might visit the Nic's "I Want Candy" exhibit in the main gallery and the exhibit of work from the museum's permanent collection in the back galleries. It was great to revisit some of the fine work by the late Tom West. Check out the new painting donation by WAC board chair Bruce Richardson of Casper.
Get more info at the Nic's web site at http://www.thenic.org