Tag Archives: art

Come What May

Posted on May 18, 2022
I have been watching a single daffodil grow at the Woodson Art Museum for the last six weeks. It was a sign of the changing seasons – the slow melt of winter giving way to the newly discovered warmth of spring and my first transition of seasons as a newly... Read More

In-Between Times & Possibilities

Posted on November 24, 2021
When I first visited the Woodson Art Museum in September to interview for the curator of collections position, I was struck by John Felsing’s Ghost in the Twilight, now on view in the Avian Celebrations exhibition.

From the Artist’s Hand to Yours

Posted on February 20, 2019
I became convinced of the Museum’s need for a dedicated tactile art installation in May 2017, when former curator of exhibitions Andy McGivern and I attended a National Federation for the Blind Tactile Art and Tactile Graphics Symposium in Boulder, Colorado. I’m excited and proud to say that less than two years later, the Woodson Art Museum’s inaugural tactile art exhibition, In Touch with Art: Tactile Sculpture, opens to the public on Saturday, March 2.

The Art of Transformation

Posted on June 29, 2016
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.

Extraordinary Chairs

Posted on June 01, 2016
During this busy four-day workweek, the Woodson Art Museum’s crack team of art handlers will take down, pack up, and ship the Walter Wick exhibition as well as lay out and install The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design, which opens Saturday, June 4.

Milestone Musings

Posted on January 21, 2015
As I welcome another year of life and learning, I’m reframing my definition of milestones from a focus on achievements and events to the journey between each phase of life.

Cutting through the Fog of Information Overload

Posted on October 27, 2010
A foggy day dawned Monday as Jane Weinke, curator of collections, and I whisked eastward in her red Jeep toward Oshkosh for the Wisconsin Federation of Museums annual meeting. Amid huge, suspended airplanes in the galleries of the EAA AirVenture Museum, I hoped the sessions might afford me a similar... Read More

Feathering the Nest for Birds in Art 2010

Posted on August 12, 2010
August is nearly half over and summer is beginning to wane. “Back to School” sales are ramping up and my wife and I are disappointed to hear fewer backyard birds singing in the morning. Although songbirds migrate early, we are seeing a dramatic increase in bird sightings at the Woodson... Read More