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Published February 16, 2023
The University of Wyoming Art Museum will feature the 48th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition during a reception Saturday, Feb. 25.
The free event will celebrate the exhibitions for the spring semester. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. and will include a student awards ceremony. A number of purchase and scholarship awards will be announced at 6:30 p.m.
The 48th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition is open to any student enrolled at UW during the current academic year. This includes any in-state student enrolled through UW distance courses.
The student exhibition is juried each year by an out-of-state art professional. This year’s exhibition was selected by artist Ron Kroutel, a professor emeritus of art at Ohio University’s School of Art + Design, who reviewed over 170 submissions.
“I found that there is a sense of awareness of current trends and issues in art, but the powerful presence of Wyoming -- the mountains, the space, the individualism -- was a strong influence that fostered originality,” Kroutel says.
The 48th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition will be on view through Saturday, May 13.
Other spring semester exhibitions are:
-- “Michiko Itatani: Infinite Hope/High-Point Contact” is composed of paintings that explore humans’ place in the larger universe through two distinct series: One explores contact between humans, and the other presents fantastical cosmic monuments to human knowledge. The exhibition is on view through Saturday, April 1.
-- “Anton Ginzburg: Ashnest” features a large-scale sculpture made of mammoth tusk fragments and a film that explores the mythic concept of Hyperborea, a utopic land said to exist beyond the north that was referenced first by the ancient Greeks. Ginzburg invites viewers to consider quixotic journeys to lands both imagined and real. The exhibition is on view through Saturday, June 3.
-- “Cosmic: Works From the Collection” presents 22 cosmic works from the UW Art Museum’s collection that range from 16th century anthropomorphized depictions of the planets to commemorations of the 1969 moon landing. The exhibition inspired the theme of the UW Art Museum’s 2023 gala -- A Cosmic Ball. The exhibition is on view through Saturday, May 13.
-- The Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery features four installations -- each specific to a UW course taught during the spring semester. Faculty members from a range of academic disciplines select artwork from the museum’s permanent collection to support the content and learning goals of their respective classes. The installations are on view through Saturday, May 13.
The UW Art Museum exhibits, preserves and interprets visual culture from around the world to engage academic, local, state, national and global communities. The museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 E. Willett Drive in Laramie. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday hours are extended to 7 p.m. Admission is free.