Tag Archives: artist residencies

Guitar Heroes

Posted on February 11, 2015
The Woodson Art Museum team has been gearing up for Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar for months. Beginning in July, Museum staff worked with an impressive team of community partners whose insights, recommendations, and regional connections were valuable resources as program planning developed.

More Ways than One to Make Magic

Posted on March 12, 2014
Last week the Woodson Art Museum hosted Wisconsin magician Lou Lepore as an artist-in-residence.* Lou brought to life theatrical themes of illusion, humor, and deception, which characterize the Museum’s current exhibitions.

Question 4: What Makes a Good Artist Residency?

Posted on February 12, 2014
On Wednesday nights, curator of education Catie Anderson and I play trivia at a local tavern. Before you judge this as a weekly convention of either nerds or drunkards, there is only a smattering of dweebs and the cohort knows how to handle libations. Paul Rhymer hard at work at... Read More

Winding Roads & Stuffed Gorillas

Posted on October 30, 2013
If you want to get fifth-graders’ attention, a big stick that shoots fire certainly helps. Paul Rhymer, looming large still clad in his mask and leather gloves after blasting flames and pouring molten metal into molds, was holding court. “You don’t always know where different experiences will take you,” the... Read More

Early Birds’ Reward

Posted on September 25, 2013
Although Birds in Art opening weekend festivities are behind us, Museum staff are still relishing the final email exchanges with artists and guests who, like us, are returning to daily routines. Last year, around this time, I joked I had completed my official hazing at the Museum – having made... Read More

A Day in the Life . . .

Posted on October 24, 2012
From evening news interviews to acrylic paint smeared across your backside, the life of a Woodson Art Museum educator is a charmed but chaotic one. The proverbial “it’s all in a day’s work” feels appropriate after many a busy day at the Museum. Tuesday, October 23 was no exception. Yesterday... Read More

Inspiration, Seared Indelibly

Posted on October 17, 2012
The art of pyrography is more than wood burning. An artist uses a tool – heated to as high as 1,000 degrees! – to scorch the surface of natural materials such as wood, paper, gourds, or leather. With the same price of admission – always free – Woodson Art Museum... Read More