Mix’d Media: Amazing Animals August 6, 2013 | By Amy Goicoechea
Thursday, August 8 • 6-9 pm outside on the Sculpture Trail at the National Museum of Wildlife Art
It’s hard to believe that the final outdoor Mix’d Media is right around the corner! Visitors will participate in printmaking, use colorful sidewalk chalk, celebrate decorated trout, enjoy live local music, and imbibe in delicious local beer. Amazing Animals presents beautiful prints by great artists such as John James Audubon and George Catlin. These hand-colored engravings display the American wilderness as it was in the nineteenth century. The exhibit also features print portfolios by Andy Warhol and Walton Ford. Warhol’s endangered species portraits, certainly reminiscent of his celebrity prints, were printed to raise awareness and funds for their protection. Ford’s bold prints are complicated, political expressions of the history of depicting wildlife. The exhibit also displays three exquisite hand painted prints by Penelope Gottlieb, from her Invasive Species series.
One of the most exciting aspects of Mix’d Media is the collaborations and partnerships presented by them. The August 8 program will be no exception. Aaron Wallis and Scotty Craighead, of the Teton Art Lab, will share their printmaking expertise. Roadhouse Brewing Company will sell a new brew. Local band Whiskey Mornin’ will play “infectious party rock” music.
Mix’d Media programs are an exciting opportunity to explore temporary exhibits through thematic music, food, drink, and art activities after hours. Following the August 8 program, we will take a break for Fall Arts Festival activities until November 14.
Mix’d Media programs are generously sponsored by Home Health for Pets, First Interstate Bank, and Spring Creek Ranch.
Amy Goicoechea, Associate Curator of Education