Neltje Exhibition to Open Sept. 7 at UW Art Museum

August 29, 2013
Colorful abstract painting
Neltje’s “Soon We Shall Travel,” can be seen Sept. 7-Dec. 21 at the UW Art Museum exhibition. (Neltje Photo)

A new exhibition of paintings by Wyoming artist Neltje will open Saturday, Sept. 7, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

She will give a public art talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in Room 111 of the Visual Arts Building, and a gallery walk-through is planned at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Art Museum. “Neltje. Painting. 1990-2012.” will be the first exhibition to explore the evolution of her paintings, which will be on display through Dec. 21. Both programs are free and open to the public.

For more than 30 years, Neltje has explored a variety of materials and media to visually express her life and experiences. Her earliest paintings incorporated “found objects.” She also explored composition through collage and assemblage, and she learned the creative expression of line through sumi-e ink drawing. Neltje’s research, combined with her literary writing and strong emotions, has been the primary mode of her expression -- painting.

The exhibition will include her most recent “Moroccan Suite” series, which establishes a new dimension to her large-scale work: 10 by 30 feet.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit and its blog at, or follow the museum on Facebook at

Through its “museum as classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 9 p.m. September through November and February through April. Admission is free.

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