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This week’s WOW at the Woodson

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Monday, July 31 – Sunday, August 6
 
August 3 Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Let Art Move You
Try Tai Chi amid artwork in the sculpture garden – if weather permits this outdoor-only session – led by a 5 Koshas Yoga and Wellness instructor. Please register at www.5koshasyoga.com/yoga/ class-schedule/. Bring a mat or blanket. Session will be cancelled if weather requires; watch the 5 Koshas Facebook page for updates.


August 3 Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Art 101
To celebrate and illuminate the Museum’s Open-Air Ceramics children’s summer art sessions, Museum educator Catie Anderson and artist Shannon Pueschner explain the centuries-old pottery process of pit ring through samples, images, and hands-on materials.
August 3 Thursday 5:30 – 7 pm
Hands-on Art
Drop in and paint cherry-blossom scrolls.
August 5 Saturday 1 – 3 pm
Art Park Open Studio
All ages drop in to paint cherry-

blossom scrolls.

On view Through August 27, 2017
Nature, Tradition & Innovation
Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Innovative and bold sculptural forms by contemporary Japanese ceramists who help redefine an ancient and reverted art form evoke visual associations with the natural world. Whether reminiscent of windswept branches or serene pools, an array of exquisite flower vases, whimsical sake cups, and robust platters reveal the earthly beauty of Japanese ceramics, both inspired by nature and created from its basic elements – earth, air, water, and fire.  Featured ceramists are closely associated with many of Japans traditional pottery centers and are supporters of the mingei movement in which objects of unsurpassed beauty are made for everyday use. Vessels for tea, sake, and flower arrangements highlight three vital areas of Japanese cultural life. Accompanying photography by Taijiro Ito highlight the poetic connections of the ceramic object to nature.

On view Through July 2017

Enduring Beauty Art Nouveau 

Decorative and utilitarian art glass characterized by sinuous asymmetrical lines and deep vibrant colors highlighted with metallic iridescence – favrile – exempli es Art Nouveau influences during the nature-inspired era between 1890-1910.

Black & White
This selection of Birds in Art Master Artist Andrea Rich’s woodcuts – printed only with black ink and utilizing only one woodblock – is intended to complement M.C. Escher’s black-and-white artworks.

On view through February 2018
Passionate Pursuits Birds in our Landscapes
Avian marvels that live in and pass through Midwest cities, rural landscapes, and backyard feeders connect us with nature. They are alluring to watch, sing melodiously, and balance our ecosystem. Whether perched atop a tree, taking a turn at the nest, or foraging for food, birds provide unlimited inspiration for creative artistry.


In the Sculpture Garden
The Dance
Inspired by the way the seasonal migration of sandhill cranes to their Wisconsin nesting grounds marks the passage of time, Boston artists­-The Myth Makers-Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, constructed 25-foot-tall sandhill cranes of Wausau-area saplings, on-site. (June 2016)

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