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Brush Creek Artists-in-Residence to Present Works at UW Sept. 20


September 6, 2012 — Seven current artists-in-residence from the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts will discuss their works at a free public presentation from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the University of Wyoming.

The program, “Brush Creek Presents,” will be in Room 111 of the Visual Arts Building. The UW Department of Art and MFA Program in Creative Writing will sponsor the event, along with the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, sponsor the event.

Each artist, writer and musician will discuss their works during 10 minute segments, followed by a question-and-answer session at the end of the program.

The Brush Creek artists-in-residence are:

-- UW Department of Music Associate Professor Anne Guzzo, an award-winning composer and the director of New Frontiers Festival of music.

-- William Haskell, a painter whose work is inspired by the New Mexico landscape, is from Galisteo, N.M.

-- Jardine Libaire, author of the novel “Here Kitty Kitty” (2005) and, under a pen name, “The Upper Class” series, is originally from New York, but now resides in Austin, Texas.

-- Kristen Martincic, printmaker, sculptor and installation artist is from Columbia, Mo., where she teaches at the University of Missouri. She also is a nonresident faculty studio adviser for Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.

-- Anh-Thuy Nguyen, multi-media artist, whose work spans from photography and video to performance and sound art, is from Tucson, Ariz.

-- Laramie visual artist and artisan Meg Thompson’s work investigates how people engage with the natural world and the deep influences of their lives and culture, especially in the American West.

-- Carolyne Wright is the author of nine books and chapbooks of poetry, a collection of essays and also four volumes of translations from Spanish and Bengali. She lives in Seattle and teaches for the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts' Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA Program.

For additional biographical information about each artist-in-residence, click here.

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit organization offering time and space for artistic exploration to visual artists, writers, musicians and composers from all backgrounds, level of expertise, media and genres.

The artist residency program is located at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga.

For more information about “Brush Creek Presents,” contact the UW Department of Art at (307) 766-3269 or email faoffice@uwyo.edu.

Photo:
“Double Ladder,” by printmaker Kristen Martincic, from Columbia, Mo., is among the works that will be discussed at the “Brush Creek Presents” program at 5 p.m. Sept. 20, in Room 111 of the Visual Arts Building. (Kristen Martincic)

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