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First Summer Season Mix’d Media Party Heads Outdoors, Gets WILD June 9, 2014  |  Categories: Events

National Museum of Wildlife Art evening event kicks off annual festival

The National Museum of Wildlife Art’s first outdoor Mix’d Media event of the summer (left) offers a new mass transit option – with Limo Lounge rides from Jackson’s Town Square (right).

 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – June 6, 2014 – Jackson Hole’s young professionals with a hankering to get wild can catch a complimentary limo in front of the Cowboy Bar and head to the National Museum of Wildlife Art on Thursday, June 12 for a “WILD”-themed Mix’d Media evening on the sculpture trail from 6 – 9 p.m. The first Mix’d Media event of the season once again heads outdoors for the summer, incorporating the museum’s stunning wild setting and views even as it serves as a pre-event for this year’s Jackson Hole WILD Festival. The event is open to the public and cover charge is free for museum members and the first 50 guests to arrive by bicycle, $5/person for all others.

“The timing was great to make this first Mix’d Media event of the season an early kick-off for the Jackson Hole WILD Festival,” says Amy Goicoechea, associate director of programs and events for the museum and organizer of the event. “The festival’s goal of deepening our connection to nature through the arts is a perfect fit with the museum’s mission, and it was a lot of fun working around the ‘wild’ theme.”

Center of Wonder Executive Director Lyndsay McCandless will be on hand offering three DIY art-and-nature projects: Spirit animal temporary tattoos, make your own spirit animal tarot card, and design your own spirit animal fetish.  DJ Jefe will be spinning wild tunes, and food and drink will be presented by the Rising Sage Cafe.

Alternative transportation is high on the museum’s list of priorities for all of its events this year, and for the June Mix’d Media the museum will be testing a Limo Lounge shuttle running between Town Square and the museum during the 6 – 9 p.m. timeframe of the event. “Climbing aboard the Limo Lounge in front of the Cowboy Bar for a luxurious ride to the museum should enhance the fun party atmosphere we like to create for Mix’d Media, which was originally conceived as a fresh, affordable and smart event for Jackson’s young professionals,” says Goicoechea. “And of course biking the Pathways trail is an equally fun option.” In addition to free admission for the first 50 cyclists, Friends of Pathways will provide bike valet services for those who want to take advantage of the bike path from town.

For a schedule of all of Jackson Hole WILD Festival events, June 15 – 21 – including the Plein Air Fest at the National Museum of Wildlife Art on June 21 – visit the WILD festival website at http://www.wildjacksonhole.org/.

A member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Museums West consortium and accredited by the American Alliance 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 educational programs that inspire an appreciation for and knowledge of humanity’s relationship with nature.  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: Anne McGregor Parsons, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, 303.777.7667, anne@wordenpr.com