As I approach the four-month mark here at the museum, there is much to celebrate both in my personal life and professional life.
Over the four days of the Birds in Art Opening Experience, starting with the Members Preview on Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8 there were 1,677 smiling faces including those of 58 exhibiting artists and their numerous guests
As I started working on the 2023 Birds in Art catalogue – my largest project at the Museum so far – I quickly realized that I couldn’t have dreamt of getting a better chance to highlight 2023 Master Wildlife Artist Paul Rhymer’s point of view than this.
While it may seem like we are “gearing up” for something bigger and better than what is on view during the next two weeks, don’t be fooled. There is always something special to see at the Woodson Art Museum.
Not unlike the Allenton Parade, the 2023 Birds in Art exhibition and Preview Experience has evolved in many ways over the course of its 48-year lifetime.
I was on winter break of my senior year at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire when I first came across the job listing for the marketing and communication manager position at the Woodson Art Museum. It was easily the most intriguing job I came across during my post-college career job hunt.
Ten weeks have zipped by, and now I have a moment to pause and reflect on my experience before wrapping up. I am proud to share that I made headway on all of them and then some.
Although this introduction is not about how a disgruntled employee turns me into a llama and I learn the true meaning of life, it is an introduction about how within weeks at the end of my 20s, everything just fell into place. I left classroom teaching, and I landed here. The Woodson Art Museum. Who would have thought?
When I have a brush in my hand while painting a set for a theatre production... there's no need to focus too close on every little stroke of paint because the eye won’t perceive them as mistakes from 30 feet away.
While the summer months are ticking away, time feels like it’s flying because of all the exciting programs the Woodson Art Museum has to offer.