WAUSAU, WISCONSIN: Teens’ artistic interpretations of space – outer space, inner space, personal space, and beyond – are wanted throughout February and March for a new art exhibition at the Woodson Art Museum.
Central Wisconsin teens, ages 13-18, submit digital images of their artwork through March 31 to be posted for online public voting, April 10-20, that determines the artworks to be included in SPACE: A Teen Art Exhibition, on view at the Museum in May. Another spring exhibition at the Museum, NASA| ART: 50 Years of Exploration,inspired the theme for this first exhibition organized by the Museum’s Teen Art Council.
Students are invited to consider the following questions as they create up to three artworks each in any medium, reflecting their own interpretations of SPACE: What does SPACE mean to you? How would you express the concept of SPACE in artwork?
Throughout February and March, a completed entry form and digital images of the artworks may be submitted in jpeg or tiff format – 72 dpi (pixels/inch); CYMK or RGB; largest dimension must be five inches (pixel dimension 1500) – online via a link on the Museum’s website at www.lywam.org, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by burning images onto a CD and mailing or hand delivering to: Woodson Art Museum, SPACE Exhibition, 700 North Twelfth Street, Wausau, WI, 54403.
About two dozen artworks will be selected by an online public vote, April 10 through April 20, on a specially designed SPACE exhibition page on the Woodson Art Museum’s website. All entries will be posted online anonymously. Individuals may vote online once, for up to five artworks.
Artists will be notified April 23, and the selected artwork must be matted, ready to hang/install, and delivered to the Museum no later than April 29. All teen artists selected for the SPACE exhibition receive an art supply gift package compliments of Jack Richeson & Co. Fine Art Materials.
SPACE: A Teen Art Exhibition will be displayed at the Woodson Art Museum, May 1 through June 3. A reception for SPACE artists, friends, and family will be held on Friday, May 11, 6-8 p.m., to celebrate the creative efforts of the artists as well as the organizational efforts of the Teen Art Council.
The Teen Art Council, known as TAC, for short, was formed by the Woodson Art Museum in the fall of 2010 to involve teens in planning fun events for teens at the Museum, to encourage a lifelong interest in art, and to focus attention on museum-related careers.
During the next TAC event, Night @ the Museum Mystery Party, on Friday, March 16, 6-8:30 p.m., teens try improvisational role play. What nefarious character – a botanist, paleontologist, journalist, fossil hunter, big-game poacher – causes the disappearance of a pink dinosaur? Teens bring friends, can come in costume, receive character roles at the door, dig for prizes, enjoy food and music, and leave an impression by making prints and casts of fossil footprints. High school students on the Museum’s Teen Art Council plan an evening teen event during each exhibition.
The Teen Art Council meets on the second Monday of each month, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Museum to plan events and enjoys dinner compliments of Noodles & Company. TAC seeks representation from all area high schools. To learn more about TAC, call education curator Jayna Hintz at 715-845-7010.
Woodson Art Museum
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
First Thursday of each month 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday Noon – 5:00 pm
Closed Monday and holidays, including Easter
Admission: Always Free Admission
Location: Franklin and 12th Streets, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403-5007
(700 N. 12th Street)