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UW Art Museum Collaborates with Wyoming Art Party to Host Parade Workshops

June 3, 2016
person lying in the grass wearing a bee-like mask and holding flowers
Minha Kim, a UW Art Museum volunteer, models a bee mask and costume she created to honor Wyoming's unsung heroes: pollinating bees. (UW Art Museum Photo)

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host the Wyoming Art Party's “Parade Project” for two free workshops Saturday, June 4, and Saturday, July 2, from 10 a.m.-noon as part of the museum's “Family Saturday Art Class” and “Open Studio.”

Families are invited to these free public workshops that will feature mask making and winged costume creation. The workshops will be inspired by pollinating insects, referencing the public programs and installation, “Love Motel for Insects: Laramie Train Variation,” by artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée at Laramie’s Depot Park this summer. The workshops will tie into this year's Laramie Jubilee Days Parade’s theme of “Unsung Heroes.”

Participants can continue their work with local artists June Glasson, Meg Thompson and Adrienne Vetter of the Wyoming Art Party during additional workshops at the Laramie Plains Civic Center July 1, July 6 and July 8 from 5-7 p.m.

Organizers encourage participants to wear costumes made during the workshops in the parade Saturday, July 9.

“With the whimsical costumes created during the workshops, the UW Art Museum and Wyoming Art Party hope to generate a highly visible creative presence during the 2016 Laramie Jubilee Days Parade,” says Erica Ramsey, the UW Art Museum’s Artmobile educator. “Wagons, bikes and rollerskates are encouraged.”

For more information, call the 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. 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.

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