Mix'd MediaOct 13, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us on Thursday for the Mix'd Media party celebrating our new exhibit 25 Fables: Aesop’s Animals Illustrated
Meet the Artists
Make your own Fable Flair
Aesop’s Fables are traditional moral tales that often used animals to convey timeless life lessons and moral ethics. These tales have been passed on orally and in text form throughout history.
With the intent for artists and a wide audience of all ages to explore the space between the tales (spoken and written), 25 artists from the Jackson, Wyoming area have been charged to each produce a reimagined animal-based fable illustration to correspond with a specific fable. Selected for their graphic and drawing skills, selected artists have been provided simple guidelines: the art should capture a key moment in the fable and be produced in black and white in a portrait orientation.
Curated by Bronwyn Minton, Associate Curator of Art & Research at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, 25 Fables: Aesop’s Animals Illustrated will inspire new meaning and current context into these cautionary tales that constitute a significant role in children's literature.
Through the creation of a publication in conjunction with the exhibit, the National Museum of Wildlife Art is adding to existing traditions and making connections to the Museum’s collection through contemporary interpretations.
Walt Gerald, Wild Iris Press
Erin Ashlee Smith
Shannon Troxler Thal
Mix’d Media is an arts event designed to entice a younger generation of museum-goers who wish to have a social experience alongside art. Mix’d Media occurs approximately eight times annually, often in conjunction with new exhibits or proposed partnerships. For each event the Museum will feature a different, interactive, arts-based activity and will include music, thematic food and drink, experiential art-making, games, presentations, performance art and a lively social scene.