Wyoming Arts Council

National Museum of Wildlife Art offers "Mix'd Media" Nov. 8 and Dec. 13

Mix’d Media, a new monthly Tuesday evening program from the National Museum of Wildlife Art , will offer Jackson Hole’s young professionals a chance to meet and mingle while enjoying live music, a bar and hors d’ouevres, and memorable and interactive experiences with art and artists. The first installment of Mix’d Media, “Exquisite Animal,” will take place Tuesday evening, November 8, from 6-9 p.m. and kicks off the new multi-faceted event with the opportunity to meet artists from the current Exquisite Animal exhibition, try a hand at silk-screening and laugh to the comedy of The Laff Staff. Cover charge for the event is $5.

“The event title, Mix’d Media, suggests a perfect convergence of music, art-making, conversation, and delicious fare,” says museum director of marketing and development Ponteir Sackrey. “Given its multiple galleries, ample lobby, and fantastic catering from the Rising Sage Cafe, the museum is the perfect place to offer this sort of dynamic and ever-changing event, while the $5 cover keeps it affordable. We hope the ‘Mix,’ offered eight times throughout the year, will become a favorite new local gathering place.”

Scheduled activities for the first two Mix’d Media events at the National Museum of Wildlife Art will include:

• November 8: Mix’d Media: The Exquisite Animal
6-9 p.m., $5 cover (free with “I Voted” sticker)
Check out the work of Jackson Hole artists participating in the unique community exhibition, Exquisite Animal. Meet the artists, make your own silk-screened masterpiece inspired by exhibition artist DJ Vert-One, engage in a special interactive art project and enjoy the comedic perspective of The Laff Staff.

• December 13: Mix’d Media: Backyard Bonanza
6 – 9 p.m., $5 cover
Artist George McLean takes his inspiration from his wild Ontario backyard. Share your wildest animal encounter stories from Jackson Hole’s own National Parks and Forest backyard, listen to bluegrass, draw local birds from Teton Raptor Center and hear some of McLean’s own wild stories. Nature Mapping Jackson Hole will be in attendance, showcasing several years of citizen science results.

A member of the Museums West consortium and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe. A complete schedule of museum exhibitions and events is available online at http://www.wildlifeart.org/. The museum is also active on Facebook at wildlifeartjh and on Twitter at@wildlifeartjh.

Media Contacts: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, 307.734.5335, darla@wordenpr.com; Ponteir Sackrey, National Museum of Wildlife Art, 307.732.5444, psackrey@wildlifeart.org

Photos: bottom, the National Museum of Wildlife Art; top, Jane Lavino, Bronwyn Minton, and Amy Goicoechea. Long-tailed spotty-legged fox. Ink on Paper. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. © National Museum of Wildlife Art.

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