A Woodson Art Museum exhibition and fall programs led by an artist in residence and a guest author highlight lessons that can be learned from the passenger pigeon’s extinction 100 years ago.
Project Passenger Pigeon, a nationwide educational initiative marking the centennial of the species’ extinction was the impetus for the Woodson Art Museum exhibition Legacy Lost & Saved: Extinct and Endangered Birds of North America, on view through July 2015.
Six new exhibitions drawn from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s collection complement the 2014 Birds in Art exhibition opening September 6 and feature recent acquisitions and species and habitat conservation themes. Birds in Art remains on view through November 16; the other exhibitions remain on view through February 2015 and beyond.More »
Opening day highlights for this year’s 39th-annual Birds in Art exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum:
9 am-Noon: meet more than seventy Birds in Art artists from throughout the world and get catalogues and posters signed.
9:30-10:30 am: 2014 Master Artist Talk by Barry Van Dusen
10:45 am-Noon: Artists in Action in the sculpture garden
Wausau, Wisconsin: Birds in Art opening weekend at the Woodson Art Museum is part of Wausau’s 25th annual Artrageous Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 6 – 7, offering fun for all ages during north central Wisconsin’s biggest art extravaganza, spanning both sides of the Wisconsin River. The weekend now features four venues, with the addition of the Center for the Visual Arts, hosting the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association State Art Exhibit, on display for the first time in Central Wisconsin.
Celebrate the visual arts at four attractions – Art in the Park in Marathon Park, Festival of Arts downtown, Birds in Art at the Woodson Art Museum, and the WRAA in downtown’s Center of the Visual Arts – throughout Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend.
My favorite author is Ernest Hemingway. Obscure choice, right? Regardless of his popularity, I appreciate his direct, honest prose. From the expatriate culture of The Sun Also Rises, to the battle between man and marlin (and a few sharks) in The Old Man and the Sea, few people influenced literature more.More »
A friend with young children thinks, at this stage of summer, that my impending “empty-nest” life stage sounds like a slice of heaven. Our youngest child flies the coop for college in just eight short days. As for my harried-mom friend, she’d like to be the one to fly over the cuckoo’s nest.
I well recall that for young families, mid-August often can be a limbo land of loose ends. Children get restless with the more slack summer routine and are overflowing with anxious energy about returning to fall classrooms. The resulting behavior can be enough to drive even the most patient parents bonkers. When my own kids started bouncing around the room like Ping-Pong balls, I sought out a change of venue with family-friendly activities. Parents, as a wall-crawling alternative, here’s a suggestion that you’re sure to enjoy, too: drop in, 9am-4 pm, today and tomorrow for Family Fest at the Woodson Art Museum.More »