Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WAC hosts "Visual Arts Weekend" in Casper

The Wyoming Arts Council invites visual artists from throughout the state to attend a fellowship awards reception on Saturday, April 24, 5:30-8 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1150 N. Poplar St., in Casper. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. The winners of the WAC’s 2010 visual arts fellowships will be announced at 6 p.m.

Immediately after the reception will be an “Artists’ Roundtable” conducted by 2010 fellowship judges Kate Budd, a sculptor from Akron, Ohio; Susan Johnson, a mixed-media artist from St. Mary’s, Maryland; and Mark Klett, photographer from Tempe, Arizona. Each of these artists will talk about their work. A Q&A session will follow.

These events are free and open to the public.

Artists also are invited to participate in a 20:20 presentation on Friday, April 23, 8-10 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. The event is being planned and presented by the UW Art Museum. If you wish to participate in the 20:20 (first 20 artists only!), contact Rachel Miller at 307.766.6621 or 20:20 is a fast-paced presentation format whereby presenters are able to show 20 images for 20 seconds each. Deadline to submit images in a PowerPoint format is Friday, April 9.

The 20:20 event is free and open to the public. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

FMI: Contact Michael Shay at the WAC, 307-777-5234 or