This fall I am working intensively toward a large installation project at the Nicolaysen Art Museum as part of a review of regional installation work. The exhibit entitled The Nature of Things, will showcase three artists whose work communicates via the installation form.
I will construct a Wyoming metaphorical landscape, in a 30'x60' space entitled Place/Displace. Using found objects and invented forms, the piece will cross boundaries and invite questions about ease and dis-ease. I am pleased to announce that Wyoming's well known dance troupe Contemporary Dance Wyoming will be performing an interpretative response to my installation at the opening reception at the museum on January 24, 2014. The exhibition will be up through April 26, 2014.
Also this fall, I will be a participant in the Wyoming Art Council's Biennial Fellowship Exhibition held at the Nicolaysen Art Museum. This biennial exhibition showcases the winners of fellowships and honorable mentions. I was the recipient of a honorable mention in 2012 and 2013. The exhibition will open on September 24th with a grand opening on Friday, November 8, 2013.
Bruce the Moose, the plywood moose cutout in Wilson that was embellished as part of the Knitting Project, has been returned to his normal bare state. The knitted embellishments have been removed so Bruce can best perform his intended purpose of drawing to the attention of passing motorists that there are wildlife in the area, frequently either on the road or about to be on the road. …and there's more »
The Knitting Project public information page is now available. It contains each work’s backstory, participants, location, maps, and more. I hope everyone will be able to get out to see each work.
Living Center elk blanket comes together
This week saw some good progress with the completion of pieces and installations. The audience response that’s been captured thus far is filled with surprise and lots of chuckling. …and there's more »
Chelcie’s Navajo moment – do you see it?
This past week two pieces where installed and some mighty weaving took place. We begin to see the fruits of our labor which started in mid September. There have been shrieks of joy and much laughter witnessing our “mini zeitgeist of yarn” come together. …and there's more »
Noon time planning with Lisa Ridgway and Chelcie Jonke (drawing by Lisa)
The last two weeks since our last formal meeting at the Center for the Arts have been filled with planning for installations. As I reviewed the photos I’ve taken seems as if this time also meant meeting in small groups to talk about details, enjoy the company of others sans needles and lot of figuring. …and there's more »
the 4th graders complete their first knitted pieces and get silly with the possible uses for these works of art
A great week of yarn for all ages. The photos tell more than I could possibly say!
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Six 4th grade girls are collaborating with some folks at the Living Center on creating a look for the elk in the Sports Authority parking lot. Thursday, the students shared their ideas on what might be created to adorn the statue. …and there's more »
Well, Nick Wilson couldn’t stand it any more watching the elk across the way dressed for hunting season. Several days ago, Nick appeared sporting a bright orange vest, apparently inspired by his ungulate friend across the road. He looks dashing thanks to Jana’s artistry. …and there's more »
This week The Knitting Project moved to its second half location, the conference room at the Center for the Arts. We will meet there for the next month on Sundays October 28, November 4, 11, and 18 from 2-4pm. …and there's more »