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Artist Jane Waggoner Deschner Art Talk, Gallery Walk-Through Set at UW Art Museum

February 9, 2015
four old photos of babies and toddlers with words embroidered on them
These hand-embroidered found studio portrait proofs are part of Jane Waggoner Deschner’s “from the A to Z series.” (Artist Courtesy Photo)

Artist Jane Waggoner Deschner, known for hand-embroidering quotes and images onto snapshots and studio portraits, will present two programs at the University of Wyoming.

Deschner will present a public art talk Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, Room 111, and a gallery walk-through Friday, Feb. 13, at 4:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. Deschner’s exhibition will be on view through Saturday, April 25.

“Face Value: Embroidered Found Photographs by Jane Waggoner Deschner” explores the artist’s fascination with early 20th century vernacular portrait and family photography, which becomes the foundation on which she expresses her own views on life by hand-sewing doodles, images and quotes onto found images. Deschner’s solo exhibition includes objects from several different series and are presented in a gallery installation, as you might see a wall of family photos presented in one’s home. 

The Art Museum also will host a free public reception Friday, Feb. 13, from 6-8 p.m. to celebrate the opening of its spring exhibitions.

For more information, call the UW Art Museum at (307) 766-6622, visit the website at or follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram.

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. 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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