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This week’s Wow at the Woodson

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April 1 – April 7

April 4 Thursday  5:30 – 7 p.m.

Hands-on Art Snip, Shear, Shape
Drop in with the family to create paper sculpture using maps and newspapers.

April 6 Saturday Noon – 2 p.m.
Slow Art Day
Observe & Converse in the Galleries
Join a worldwide art appreciation effort designed to encourage taking time to view and reflect upon artwork. Visit the galleries and linger with a few “Cut Up/Cut Out” artworks of your choosing, noon-1 p.m., and then share your observations with others during a discussion with museum volunteers, 1-2 p.m. Learn more about selected artworks on view, anytime, by checking out the audio tour and picking up an Activity Guide, too.

April 6 Saturday 1 – 3 p.m.

Art Park Open Studio
All ages drop in to create paper sculpture inspired by artwork on view.

On view through June 2

“Cut Up/Cut Out”
A contemporary take on the ancient, yet ever-evolving art of cutting paper comprises a range of techniques and materials – from vintage maps and magazines to a leaf, car tire and saw blade.

“In Touch with Art”

Tactile Sculpture
The Woodson Art Museum’s inaugural tactile art exhibition debuts with five avian sculptures, available on a touch table in the Decorative Arts Gallery. This touchable artwork installation – the first in an ongoing series – provides ready access to original artwork for visitors with low vision or blindness, also encouraging sighted visitors to experience a new way to “see” via the mind’s eye – visualizing artwork though touch.

On view through August

“Regal Bearing: Bird Portraiture”

“Regal Bearing” applies the tenets of portraiture to more than 60 artworks from the museum’s collection. As with human portraits, the artists represented captured the essence of their subjects using a variety of formats, including a focus on single birds without backgrounds, as well as the inclusion of habitat or attributes that help to characterize a species or place it in context.

“Sharing the Shoreline”
Discover the beauty of shorebirds- sanderlings, stilts, turnstones, whimbrels, yellowlegs, and others – through sculptures and works on paper from the collection.

The Woodson is at 700 N. 12th St., Wausau. Visit lywam.org.

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