Area high school students are invited to submit entries, now through February 19, for Humans of Wausau, a portrait exhibition at the Woodson Art Museum this spring. The juried exhibition, organized by members of the Wausau Area High School Leadership Program (WALP), is modeled after the “Humans of New York” photography series and blog and is inspired by the people and stories of North Central Wisconsin.
Students from a WALP affiliated high school* may submit up to two original 2D portraits (paintings, drawings, prints, or photographs) by submitting an entry form and uploading artwork images online here: http://www.lywam.org/humans-of-wausau/
Two distinct exhibitions featuring American Impressionism paintings and touchable low-relief sculptures of folktales open at the Woodson Art Museum on Saturday, December 5. American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony and Forest Folklore: A Multisensory Experience remain on view through February 21, 2016, and will be enlivened by an array of programs for all ages, including snow sculpture, gallery walks, workshops, and hands-on activities led by visiting artists who explore exhibition themes.More »
I recently led an overview tour of the Woodson Art Museum’s collection for a group of docents in training. Typically, I do this annually, so for consistency I use an outline. I also produce a list of the collection artworks divided into categories: works on paper, paintings, sculpture, etc . . . I find it provides a necessary perspective on the history and development of the collection. I’m amazed by the collection’s growth over forty years.More »
When asked what I do or what my role is at the Woodson Art Museum, my brief distilled answer is, “I share art.”
Sharing art is elegant in its simplicity. There isn’t a right or wrong answer. No correct spelling, proper grammar, or formula required. No prior experience needed. Read a book with a toddler and you’ll soon discover that even the youngest has an opinion about art, as a favorite illustration brings delight.More »