Next week, sculptor Tom Hill returns to the Woodson Art Museum for a multi-week residency, and he’d like to work with you! Tom invites visitors and community members to create wire birds, which will comprise a large flock, reflecting the impact of creative collaboration.
Artist residencies enliven artwork on view for Woodson Art Museum visitors, area students, and program participants. Working with guest artists also prompts Museum staff to re-engage and reconsider an exhibition.
by Catie Anderson, curator of education December is that special time of the year when school events, family gatherings, meal planning, travel, and dozens of other non-holiday projects on the to-do list start to drive most of us up the wall. While staff at the Woodson Art Museum aren’t anxiously scaling the walls yet, we do have quite a bit on our plates these days and even more exciting projects on the horizon.
Woodson Art Museum staff members spend a lot of time telling the Museum’s “story.” The story may change depending on who’s telling it, what project or message is the focus, and, of course, who the audience comprises.
I enjoy seeing young people get creative . . . I’d be an awful Woodson Art Museum educator if I didn’t. The last two weeks were filled with the excitement of children's art camps and a nighttime photography workshop. Enhance your own creative endeavors during Bird Ross’ visit to the Woodson Art Museum in early August. An Art 101 program on Thursday, August 6, a free workshop on Friday, August 7, and a gallery walk with the artist on Saturday, August 8, await.
Among the perks of working at the Woodson Art Museum are opportunities to get acquainted with visiting artists. During artists’ multiday residencies, our paths cross when photographing the programs they lead, chatting in the break room at lunch, or squiring them to local restaurants.
The birch tree allée offered a vista as enchanting as its name evokes. Over 100 white trunks lined a gravel and stone path stretching 550 feet toward a stately view of northern Ohio hills made all the more lush and green by the many days of rain that punctuated our visit.
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.