Wyoming Arts Council

Visual Culture exhibit in Jackson features work by UW and CWC art professors

Asterisk 2-lounger

Artwork by UW’s Thomas Macker will be featured at the exhibit along with the work of 10 other UW and CWC art professors.

Visual Culture
September 6-29, 2015
The Center Theater Gallery, Jackson

Exhibit Opening during Palates & Palettes
Friday, September 11 from 5-8PM

Art Professors of Central Wyoming College & University of Wyoming will showcase the artwork of 11 art professors from the UW and CWC, from both the Riverton and Jackson locations. The original concept was inspired by the location of the two outreach centers from Wyoming’s two higher educational institutions in the Center for the Arts. Susan Durfee Thulin, Director of CWC Jackson explains, “The Center brings creativity and the intellect together with the presence of CWC and UW within the building. We wanted the Jackson community to have an opportunity to appreciate the diversity and quality of art created by the professors who are teaching in the state.”

These eleven artists have a broad background in the intellectual and as well as the fine arts. This can be seen in the work of Ashley Carlisle who addresses the philosophical question in her art, “What makes us comfortable and uncomfortable and how do we deal with the inevitability of surviving as inhabitants on this planet?”

Six professors from the University of Wyoming are represented in the showcase. Sculptor Ashley Carlisle, video artist and photographer Rani Robison, painter Pat Kikut, painter Ricki Klages, mixed media artist Diane Baumbach, and photographer Bailey Edwards Russell.

Central Wyoming College is represented by two artists from the main campus in Riverton: sculptor Nita Kehoe and photographer Lonnie Slack; and three who teach for CWC Jackson: painter Sharon Thomas, multi-media artist Thomas Macker, and ceramicist and multi-media artist Jenny Dowd.

Palates & Palettes
The food served during the opening on September 11 has a creative culinary twist. CWC’s Culinary Department will be creating “Expresso Pops” using the innovative Anti-Griddle by PolyScience Culinary and specialty coffees from Snake River Roasting. Ruth Ann Petroff, owner of the Snake River Roasting Company comments, “It will be exciting to see how the CWC students experiment with a variety coffee flavors”.

Visual Culture can be seen in The Center’s Theatre Gallery from September 6-29. The opening reception is during the September 11 Palates & Palettes Gallery walk from 5:00-8:00 PM. For more information please contact Susan Durfee Thulin, Director of CWC Jackson at sthulin@cwc.edu or Lisa Rung-Kolenich at lrungkol@uwyo.edu


Sort By Category By Month By Year