Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, project transparency, and Gallery Nite

So, yeah, in case y’all don’t know, tomorrow is Gallery Nite in Green Bay, which basically means that a bunch of the art-oriented venues are open with booze, nibbles, demos, and artists to talk to.

Like me.

I’m always at the ARTgarage since I’m a Studio Artist there, so if you’re in this part of Wisconsin, y’all should come by and see if I’m as adorbs in person me.

So, over the weekend, I went to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, and it was amazing.

WATCH THE VIDEO!

If you want to watch the individual vidlets of the exhibitions, there’s a special playlist for it:

There were three exhibits that day, the first was the Salvage and Selvage by the Fiber Artists Coalition.  My favorite was Resident Alien #1 by Linda Witte Henke:

There was also ReDress:  Upcylced Style by Nancy Judd, which my favorite was The Enviromental Steward-ess:

Seriously, tell me that this isn’t some Superhero-Levels of Amaze.  I’m not even kidding when I say that the cape are cut-up safety pamphlets from the airlines, which really do have the same sort of coloration that the old Golden Age Action Comics used to have.

This one was also bril (but I forgot to take a full picture of it and capture it’s info plaque–I’m trash).

It’s a Flamenco dress made out of candy wrappers that have been folded into little fans.

No one can doubt Nancy Judd’s commitment to Sparkle Motion.

My favorite exhibition, though–and the one that I was able to speak with the artist Jennifer Agnus–was Nature Composed.

I–may have taken a lot of photos?  Maybe?  So, I’m not going to subject y’all to all of them, but here are some of the highlights:  a representative corner of the installation, the dollhouse, and a couple of details.

Agnus’ work is just so conceptual and so beautiful, and I just love everything about it.

Check out that wallpaper!  Angus designed it and screenprinted it onto the paper.

That’s hardcore.

But, it’s basically an insect representation, with the insect images coming from Victorian illustrations, of the Bayeux Tapestry.

I want this wallpaper.

Yes, those are real, preserved insects.  They’re from the rain forests of Southeast Asia.

OMG, THIS IS SO COOL.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN SUCH BEAUTIFUL INSECTS?

It’s just the best installation.  If you can go (or see one of Angus’ installations elsewhere), y’all should do it.

Just to warn y’all, I’ll probably be posting squee and meta about this installation for awhile.  Fair warning.

And, for future planning purposes for Gallery Nite, here’s the dates and venues and things directly from the Gallery Nite page:

2014 dates are all held on Thursdays from 5 – 8 p.m. including: 

  • April 17
  • June 19
  • September 18
  • November 20

Here are the stops:

  • Cedar Street Gallery (1375 Cedar Street)
  • Flowerama (1405 Main St.)
  • Cineviz (1236 Main St.)
  • The ARTgarage (1400 Cedar Street)
  • East High School (1415 E. Walnut St.) *Not able to participate in April
  • Photography by Fix (517 Forsest Street)
  • NL Johnson Art (1263 Main Street)
  • The Attic Books & Coffee (730 Bodart Street)
  • The Glass Haus (633 E. Walnut)
  • NWTC Artisan Center (1417 Cedar St.)
  • Photography by Emily (1228 Main St.)
  • The Plant People (931 Main St.)

And, in that vein–but totally not in the title–here are the date for Definitely DePere, which I’m participating in (again):  May 9th and June 13th, I’ll be at Polito’s Pizza, and July 18th and September 12th, I’ll be at Great Harvest Bread Company.

IDEK.  I don’t make the schedules.

Courage.

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