Last week, before Thanksgiving feasts weighed us all down, I thought it would be a good time to take the crew down to the Curling Club and teach them the basics.
After being in two very different, yet equally immersive spaces, I feel re-motivated to help bring these types of experiences to as many people as possible in central Wisconsin and beyond. Western Massachusetts will probably be a place I return to again and again to find new motivation and inspiration when the need arises. Traveling through the quaint and historic towns on the way to two great museums is always worth the trip.
As a voracious reader and lifelong learner myself, it’s personally rewarding for me to help children get interested in reading at a young age.
As I started working on the 2023 Birds in Art catalogue – my largest project at the Museum so far – I quickly realized that I couldn’t have dreamt of getting a better chance to highlight 2023 Master Wildlife Artist Paul Rhymer’s point of view than this.
While it may seem like we are “gearing up” for something bigger and better than what is on view during the next two weeks, don’t be fooled. There is always something special to see at the Woodson Art Museum.
In all my years of playing baseball, I can safely say that my museum work has never intertwined with my play on the field.
It’s easy for some people to perceive art communities as insular and privileged. In some fine art circles, an artist’s work has enormous value, while a designer’s work receives little recognition. It’s energizing to see the opposite is true at the Woodson Art Museum, where the lines between artist, designer, and maker always seem to be blurred.
On October 5, 2011, I began my journey as a Woodson Art Museum educator. To the Woodson Art Museum, all I can say is thank you for the memories, the friendships, the growth, and the time well spent over the past decade plus.
In my experience, there’s nobody who takes better care of a lawn than a retired educator / sports coach.
My new hope is to stay motivated enough to pick up a pencil and a sketchbook or wipe the dust off my watercolors and just start making more often – something I was reminded of by Fidelia Bridges and D.C. Everest art students.