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Amazing Animals at Museum’s August Mix’d Media August 5, 2013  |  Categories: Events, Exhibits

Collage in the style of Andy Warhol made by a staff member of the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Create-your-own Warhol at museum’s Mix’d Media, August 8
Printmaking, live music, and local beer featured at outdoor event

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – August 5, 2013 – Create your own Warhol-style image at the National Museum of Wildlife Art as part of the museum’s monthly Mix’d Media. The final Mix’d Media of the season to be offered outdoors on the museum’s sculpture trail, the August event connects to the “Amazing Animals: John James Audubon to Andy Warhol” exhibition, on display through August 18.  Featuring portfolios of American wildlife from the early hand-colored engravings produced by John James Audubon and George Catlin to modern versions by Andy Warhol and Walton Ford, the show will provide inspiration for Mix’d Media’s hands-on art project.

The “Amazing Animals” themed Mix’d Media event will take place August 8 from 6-9 p.m. and is open to the public for a $5 cover charge; free for members. In addition to enjoying live music by Whiskey Mornin’ and beer from Roadhouse Brewing Company, guests can try their hands at printmaking with Teton Art Lab as guest artists Aaron Wallis and Scott Craighead provide instruction – or use the sculpture trail pathways as canvas in a sidewalk chalk drawing activity. Dinner and a specialty libation will be themed to the event.

Mix’d Media is sponsored by Home Health for Pets, First Interstate Bank, and Spring Creek Ranch.

In addition to its busy art exhibition schedule, the National Museum of Wildlife Art offers a full schedule of year-round community programming, with some 100 free events including art-making activities, films, lectures, “edutainment,” Art in Action guest artists workshops, cultural fun on the museum’s new Sculpture Trail and much more. The museum also provides free high-quality educational enrichment for school children, from online and onsite curriculum for teachers to student art contests and thematic school tours. And the museum becomes a vibrant community gathering space during popular social happenings like its monthly First Sundays and Mix’d Media events.

A member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Museums West consortium and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the museum, officially designated the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States by an act of Congress in 2008, provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe.  A complete schedule of exhibitions and events is available online at www.wildlifeart.org.  The museum is also active on Facebook and on Twitter at @WildlifeArtJH.

Media Contacts: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, 307.734.5335, darla@wordenpr.com; Ponteir Sackrey National Museum of Wildlife Art, 307.732.5444, psackrey@wildlifeart.org.