The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a gallery walk-through — featuring award winners from the 46th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition — on Thursday. Ismael Dominguez of Powell …
The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a gallery walk-through — featuring award winners from the 46th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition — on Thursday. Ismael Dominguez of Powell is among the students featured in the exhibition.
The UW Art Museum will offer both in-person and Zoom options for attendees. In-person attendees are asked to follow UW’s social distancing and mask protocols. For information on how to attend via Zoom, go to www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum/events.
The gallery walk-through is an opportunity to hear students discuss their artistic motivations, such as what drives the content of their work and why specific artistic media were chosen, and to answer visitors’ questions. The event helps students develop as professional artists and bolsters public speaking skills.
The annual Juried UW Student Exhibition is open to any student enrolled at UW or any in-state student enrolled through UW distance courses during the current academic year. For the 46th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition, 35 students submitted 100 works of art for review. From those, 49 artworks by 35 students were selected. This year’s juror was Meredith Lynn, assistant curator and director of galleries at Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts.
During the virtual awards ceremony in February, college deans, members of the UW Art Museum National Advisory Board, businesses, individuals, UW Student Art League members, museum staff and the juror presented 35 scholarship and purchase awards, cumulatively valued at over $12,000.
The exhibition is on display through May 15. The UW Art Mueum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 E. Willett Drive in Laramie. Hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.