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UW Art Museum and Wyoming Arts Council Host Public Art Symposium

March 12, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum, in partnership with the Wyoming Arts Council, will host a symposium, "Public Art and Community: Inspiration and Reflection," April 2-4 at the UW Conference Center.

The symposium will encourage participants to consider the importance of public art in communities and campuses. Artists, art educators, civic and community leaders and the public are invited to attend.

Sessions will include artists in "Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational" and presenters discussing public art programs in Wyoming, public policy, art in the classroom and experiences related to the installation of the Laramie exhibition.

The event also reconvenes the Wyoming Arts Council's "Visual Arts Program" with roundtable discussions. It will conclude with the announcement of the Wyoming Arts Council's Visual Arts Fellowship Awards for 2009.

Rates vary for one day ($75) or full-conference ($125) registration. Early bird registration ($60 one day, $100 full) is available through March 15. A special rate for students is also available. Forms may be downloaded from the UW Art Museum Web site,, or may be requested by calling the art museum at (307) 766-6622 or the Wyoming Arts Council at (307) 777-7742.

The Wyoming Arts Council enhances the quality of life for the people of Wyoming by providing resources to sustain, promote and cultivate the arts.

"Imagine learning from the masters" is a guiding principle of the UW Art Museum's programs. The museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie. The museum is open Mondays from 10 a.m.-9 p. m. and Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009

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