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Weekend for Wyoming Visual Artists Conference at UW


February 25, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum, the UW Department of Art and the Wyoming Arts Council (WAC) will present a three-day conference, “CLICK!: A Weekend for Wyoming Visual Artists” March 1-3 at UW.

The event will take place in UW’s new Visual Art Building and the UW Art Museum, located next to each other on Willett Drive.

“CLICK!” is designed to engage Wyoming artists in strengthening and building their careers, says artist Wendy Bredehoft, UW Art Museum education curator.

“Working artists sometimes can feel pretty isolated in Wyoming,” Bredehoft says. “The conference provides great opportunities for visual artists to share ideas and professional work practices, and to meet with other Wyoming, regional and national artists.”

A range of professional development opportunities for artists will be available. Sessions will include three discussion panels with peers and invited experts, a talk by UW Eminent Visiting Artist Judy Pfaff, and hands-on sessions of art making.

The UW Art Museum will host a session of 20:20, with artists from across the state presenting their current work. A complete schedule of events and presenters is available online and registration for the conference is required. Information is available through WAC by calling (307) 777-7742 or by visiting its website http://wyoarts.state.wy.us.

“CLICK!” coincides with the UW Department of Art’s annual High School Intensive for students from across the state. The conference concludes with the Visual Arts Fellowship reception, where the 2013 recipients will be announced.

“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. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m-5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 9 p.m. February through April and September through November. Admission is free.

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Judy Pfaff, UW eminent visiting artist, will discuss her work during the conference.

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