Wyoming Arts Council

Francuz & Morris exhibit at WWCC Gallery

This comes from a Western Wyoming Community College press release:

Two artists will be featured in Western Wyoming Community College’s Art Gallery show “Body of Thought” which opens August 27 and runs through September 27.

The show will include the transfer print collages of Lili Francuz, artist, and art curator at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne and ceramics by Paul Morris, artist and adjunct faculty at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Francuz has presented Artists Professional Development Workshops for the Laramie Artist Guild, Central Wyoming College, and the art Association in Jackson, just to name a few.

“My current work combines representational and abstract forms that draw from collected snapshots, grade school papers, and advertising debris,” Francuz said.

WWCC Gallery Director, Florence McEwin notes, “Francuz’ s collective image becomes a momento mori of references , at once personal while abstract. The viewer’s involvement becomes one of seeking and intellectually responding.”

Francuz holds a Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Utah State University. She has shown her works in shows as near as Jackson and Lander, and as far as Norway and Estonia.

“My ewers have a strongly sculptural, figurative presence,” states Morris of his work, “and serve to explore issues of durability regarding our personal and collective embodiment in the world.”

Professor McEwin added, “Morris’s work uses a playful integration of biomorphic forms with an intensely proficient technicality to establish his language of art making.”

Morris earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts, summa cum laude, with concentrations in pottery and sculpture at Colorado State University and his Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from University of Northern Colorado.

He has shown his work all over the US. He has given lectures and presentations for Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Laramie County Community College and the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado.

The “Body of Thought” art show is free and open to the public. The WWCC Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Readers of this blog might remember Lili Francuz from her years as the visual arts specialist for the Wyoming Arts Council. Congrats, Lili!

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