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Master Origami Artist Leads Presentation & Gallery Walk on Saturday, Feb. 22

Visit on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 22, for master origami artist Robert J. Lang’s presentation, 1-2 pm, & gallery walk, 2:30-3:30 pm. Lang, a physicist-turned artist, developed some of the world’s most complex origami designs; see his artwork in three origami exhibitions, on view through March 1. The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum will receive a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America grant to support renowned origami artist Robert J. Lang’s residency at the Museum, February 22-23. During “Return to the Fold,” Lang’s residency, he’ll share insights through a presentation, gallery walk, and two workshops. Get details via this PDF and press release.

Student Art Exhibition 2020 Opens Sat., Feb. 22

The 43rd Student Art Exhibition, featuring artwork of north central Wisconsin students in grades 9-12, opens at Noon on Saturday, February 22, and remains on view through March 29. The 2020 exhibition comprises the work of eighty-three students from seventeen schools and entered by twenty-two teachers. Visit soon to experience this exhibition celebrating students’ creativity.

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Celebrating Student Art

It seems like it was yesterday when I visited the Woodson Art Museum to interview for a summer position as a gardener. It was April 12, 1979, and part of the interview included a Museum tour. One stop was an unfinished room in the lower level filled with colorful artwork and a staff member placing the works in groups. These artworks, it was quickly explained, comprised the Student Art Exhibition, an annual recognition and display of the creative classroom work of area students; the exhibition had just concluded. Cool.
One short year later, I was part of the team organizing and installing the exhibition. To ensure the exhibition’s viability, we’ve made major changes and minor tweaks over the past forty-three years but the goal remains to honor the region’s talented art teachers and students.

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Thought this was the best "Birds in Art" ever. We think that every year, because they manage to curate amazing shows every year. Art is for the masses; it feeds a part of the heart, mind, and soul that cannot be fed in any other way.

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Must Visit – We love this museum! It has something for everyone. Kid friendly and really neat stuff outside too. Changes often so you rarely see the same things twice.

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