Wyoming Arts Council

What's happening next week at The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper?

The Nicolaysen Art Museum will host a number of events the first week of May.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 12 noon

High Noon Conversation Series- “Snow and Ice” with Kathy Thatcher, Casper College

High Noon is the museum’s informal interactive discussion series that highlights a particular topic that relates to or jumps off from our current exhibitions. Visitors are invited to bring in their lunch and participate in community discussions. Free to the public.

This month’s High Noon topic will be “Snow and Ice.” It will be held in the McMurry Foundation Gallery. “In honor of Conrad Schwiering’s rich winter landscapes, the NIC is hosting a special informal conversation around the science of snow and the dangers of avalanches in alpine settings,” NIC Curator Lisa Hatchadoorian said. “Kathy Thatcher from Casper College will lead the discussion.”

Wednesday, May 2, 5:00-7:30pm

Natrona County High School Art Reception- “Diversity of Expression”

The Nicolyasen Art Museum is proud to present the Natrona County High School Art Department student exhibition “Diversity of Expression.” This exhibition will run from May 1-27, 2012.

The reception is Wednesday, May 2, 5:00-7:30. Free to the public.

This exhibition represents a collection of works of art created by NCHS Art Students. The students investigate personal meaning through the creative process and invent and problem solve as they go through their personal journey. This will be the 25th year that the Nicolaysen has hosted a spring show for Natrona County High School. This year, the Wyoming Arts Council has awarded NCHS a grant to support our photography students. NC Teachers are Sheila Mchattie, Dennis Howell, Tony Elmore, Pat Hopkins and Issac Kalinowski.

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 7:00pm

Tickets Still available for “An Intimate Evening with Pete Martinez,” Admission is $20.

Tickets are still available for a special performance by Nashville recording artist, Pete Martinez who will appear at the Nicolaysen Art Museum on Thursday, May 3, 2012; doors open at 6:30 pm and the concert will begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets may be purchased at the Nicolaysen Art Museum, The Cadillac Cowgirl, and Metro Coffee Company. Proceeds from the performance will support production of touring exhibition from the Conrad Schwiering collection, Landscapes of Conrad Schwiering: Secrets from the Studio, which has been on exhibit at the NIC since September 30, 2011. Support for this program is provided by the Joe Scott Foundation.

Friday, May 4, 2012, 12 noon

Nic at Noon: Suzanna Morrison

Suzanna Morrison will bring her “feel-good” pop sounds to The Nicolaysen Art Museum for Nic at Noon on May 4. Free to the Public.

Morrison, a Wyoming singer-songwriter, has a friendly sound that goes over great with audiences. She says has been writing music for many years and playing music since she was 14. Recently Morrison was published by a small company out of Nashville. Her distinctive voice and solid guitar rhythms deliver songs of life, love, family and faith.

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