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
Corning glassmakers selected a visitor's design during You Design It; We Make It!, a specialty demonstration that brought a drawing to life in the form of glass.
For months, the Woodson Art Museum team and I have been planning and promoting the Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop residency now underway. Without a doubt, at this midway point in the ten-day residency, our expectations have been exceeded and we’re looking forward to continued dynamic demonstrations. Glassblowing is magical and the Corning Mobile Hot Shop trio of glass artists is terrific. George, Michael, and Jeff – the Mobile Hot Shop maestros – continue to create imaginative, colorful, and ambitious glassworks now through Sunday afternoon, May 8.
Excitement is building for a spectacular admission-free feature – glassmaking demonstrations, April 29-May 8, when glowing, molten glass will be transformed into sparkling objects at the Woodson Art Museum. The ten days of live, narrated glassmaking demonstrations coincide with National Travel and Tourism Week and provide perfect opportunities for exactly what the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is emphasizing in its Travel Wisconsin promotions this year: shared moments of joy.
Recently acquired by the Woodson Art Museum, American artist Charles Burchfield’s large-scale watercolor, Brooding Bird, radiates the power of nature: calligraphic strokes describe vibrating, leafless trees at the horizon line.
With over 70 artworks on view through April 10, it’s clear that both educators and students in central and north central Wisconsin are enthusiastic and passionate about visual arts.
During a month filled with relevant celebrations, it seems fitting to highlight the power of images to spark interest far and wide. February – filled with celebrating children’s authors and illustrators, black history, and valentines – began with warm fuzzies for a cool creation.
With an annually organized exhibition, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that in one way or another, someone at the Woodson Art Museum is always working on an aspect of Birds in Art. Distribution of the 2022 exhibition prospectus is a priority now, as Elaina’s recent blog and “how-to-submit” video emphasized. It’s a source of pride that the Woodson Art Museum remains committed to Birds in Art; the show will go on.
Last week, the Woodson Art Museum welcomed 160 fourth- and fifth-grade students for Art Cluster, a Wausau School District program for those who demonstrate an aptitude and eagerness for the visual arts.
Administrative Manager, Elaina Johann, writes about how the ducks in her neighborhood call from a cozy spot while the Woodson Art Museum is issuing a call, too. The 2022 Birds in Art prospectus is now available on the Museum’s website.