See a towering sandhill-crane sapling sculpture created by Boston artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, known as The Myth Makers
, who create site-specific sculpture from ephemeral materials. For “The Dance,” Dodson and Moerlein were inspired by the way the seasonal migration of sandhill cranes to their Wisconsin nesting grounds marks the passage of time.
Exploring chairs as art – functional and sculptural objects – and offering insights into sublime design, “The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design
,” remains on view through August 28 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Artwork from 112 artists from throughout the world will be included in the 41st annual Birds in Art
exhibition, on view September 10 through November 27, at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. This year’s exhibition
includes 2016 Master Artist Karen Bondarchuk, 20 who were named Master Artists during previous Birds in Art
exhibitions, and 91 artists whose work was selected by three-person jury.
The 27th annual Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend
, Saturday and Sunday, September 10–11, 2016, offers fun for all ages during north central Wisconsin’s biggest art extravaganza, spanning both sides of the Wisconsin River. This weekend favorite overflows with art throughout four admission-free locations – Art in the Park in Marathon Park, the opening of “Birds in Art” at the Woodson Art Museum, the Festival of Arts and the Center for the Visual Arts galleries in downtown Wausau.
It might not be easy to get to Oklahoma when you call Wisconsin “home,” but my visit this week to Idabel
– in the lower, southeast corner of the Sooner State
– was worth the effort. My destination was the Museum of the Red River
, where the Woodson Art Museum
-organized 2015 Birds in Art
exhibition is currently on view
As a new grandparent, I’d forgotten – since our parenting days so long ago – how nice it is to have places to take a toddler. Art Park, the Woodson Art Museum’s interactive family gallery, is designed and built by the Museum’s educators and facilities staff to offer ever-changing intergenerational, art– and nature–based activities for drop-in fun.
Signs encourage visitors of all ages to delve into the hands-on activities that enliven themes from this summer's chair exhibition, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design
, that focuses on purposeful art — objects like chairs that function well, with style. What do you suggest as an inviting invitation?
I spent time last week watching artists-in-residence Donna Dodson
and Andy Moerlein
, known as The Myth Makers
, climb thirty-foot-tall scaffolding like a jungle gym, artfully weaving towering saplings into the biomorphic forms of a sandhill crane pair for their sculpture, The Dance