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The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Ann Simpson Artmobile will visit the Big Piney Library with the exhibition “Surrealism: Visions of the Mind” March 20-24.
The Big Piney Library will offer an adult education night featuring the Artmobile’s exhibition and a guided deep-looking session with Erica Ramsey, Artmobile educator, Wednesday, March 22, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
“Deep looking is a process that encourages viewers to engage deeply with the art in the exhibition,” Ramsey says. “Taking time to understand and discuss original artwork allows people to make strong personal connections to the images.”
High school and middle school art students will attend deep-looking sessions and make original art in response to the exhibition throughout the week with Ramsey.
“It is really a treat to be able to give students this kind of visual experience in our own community,” says Amy Loughry, art teacher at Big Piney High School. “What a unique opportunity to have this exhibit and instructor in Big Piney.”
“Surrealism: Visions of the Mind” features the work of 15 different artists, representing the international significance of the 20th century artistic movement.
The Ann Simpson Artmobile program is a free core outreach program for the UW Art Museum, traveling museum-quality original artwork statewide for the past 35 years. On average, the Artmobile travels two to three weeks out of every month to Wyoming communities that have little or no access to original art. The Artmobile reaches out to people of all ages, backgrounds and developmental abilities, with special focus given to Wyoming’s K-12 schools and underserved populations including seniors, veterans and individuals with special needs.
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.-5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 7 p.m. February through April and September through November. Admission is free.