The Quiet Before the Storm

By: lywam on September 8th, 2010

Pardon the idiom – but I’d be lying if I said otherwise.

As you can imagine, this week is a standout among the other 51 at the Woodson Art Museum. We’re all buzzing with energy as we busily complete the tasks needed to ensure the upcoming weekend is another success (35 years in a row).

Even though I have piles (I mean piles!) of work to complete before Birds in Art 2010 goes “live,” I have to take a moment to share what I’m most excited about.

Yes, I’m excited to see the familiar and unfamiliar faces of artists, marvel at everyone’s reaction to the exhibition, and record the audio tour. However, I’m most excited for the activity that awaits visitors on Saturday morning.

Artists in Action! From 9 am – 12:30 pm, visitors have the opportunity to watch fifteen artists work on the Museum grounds “en plein air.”

How cool is that? Ummm . . . I think it’s really cool, and you should too!

Being a museum educator often means I interpret the way artists work in a specific medium. Yes, I can reference their websites, artist statements, and supplementary information, but nothing compares to seeing it with your own eyes.

Observing an artist at work combines visual art with performance art; something for everyone. Museum staff often chat about our audience’s obsession with process. Everyone wants to know, “How’d they do that?!” Now, you’ll have the opportunity to see for yourself.

Visit the Woodson Art Museum on Saturday morning, September 11. Drop by the Information Booth to say “hi” to me and fellow educator Jayna Hintz, and then check out Artists in Action and take time to absorb Birds in Art 2010.

(If you read this blog regularly – you’ll understand my word choice) It’s going to be AWESOME!

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