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Professional Development Presentation for Wyoming Artists


September 17, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum, along with the UW Department of Art and the Jentel Artist Residency Program, will host an information session with Creative Capital Monday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 111 of the Visual Arts Building.

The program is free and open to all Wyoming artists, UW students and the public. For in-depth information on the foundation, past recipients and current work, visit www.creative-capital.org.

Creative Capital is a New York City-based nonprofit organization that serves as a catalyst to develop adventurous and imaginative ideas by supporting artists who pursue innovation in form and/or content in the performing and visual arts, film and video, and in emerging fields. In 2014, Creative Capital will consider proposals in the film/video and visual arts. In 2015, the grant round will reopen for emerging fields, innovative literature and performing arts proposals.

Sean Elwood, director of Programs and Initiatives, will present information and answer questions regarding Creative Capital’s upcoming grant rounds. Elwood is the former curator and collection manager of the Seattle Arts Commission, director of special projects at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts (New York) and manager of the Art Residency Program at the Centrum Foundation (Port Townsend, Wash.). Elwood received a Max Beckmann Scholarship at Brooklyn Museum Art School and holds an M.A. in visual arts from Hunter College. He has been a visual arts reviewer for the Jentel Artist Residency Program applicants for the past two years.

For more information, call the Art Museum at 307-766-6622 or visit http://www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum  or its blog at www.uwyoartmuseum.org, or follow the museum on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uwyoartmuseum.

Through its “Museum as Classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. 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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