Wyoming Arts Council

Banner Year for Nic

The Nicolaysen Art Museum celebrates their 40th anniversary with the NIC Banner Project. Inspired by a similar project held in New York City’s Times Square, NIC staff member Penelope Rush brought the idea back to Casper’s NIC. The Project features 40 artist-created banners that will be exhibited on city light poles down five blocks of Casper’s Historic Downtown Second Street from June to October in 2007. These artists were selected and juried from over 100 application submissions and the forty origianl works of art now are on exhibit in the NIC community gallery. The banner art was photographed by Hede Photography and reproduced onto 24 x 48 vinyl banners by Aaker Signs. The original banner art will be auctioned on October 26 at a fun Sotheby’s-inspired event. The vinyl banners will go to the artists and only 40 reproductions of the banners will be available to the public.

Night at NIC-eby’s is October 26th, 2007, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Limited reserved seats are $30 each or $50 for a couple. Call the Nic at (307) 235-5247 and reserve your seat.

Banner walks are the Last Thursday evening of the month at 5:30 p.m. Meeting place to begin the walk is behing the NIC at banner #1. Walks are scheduled for June 28th, July 26th, August 30th, and September 27th. Join curator Lisa Hatchadoorian as she leads a walk through downtown to see the banners up close and personal. Lisa will explain the artistic nuances of each banner and answer questions you might have.

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