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This week’s Wow at the Woodson

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Monday, May 6 – Sunday, May 12
May 9 Thursday 10:30 a.m. – Noon
SPARK!
People with memory loss and accompanying friends or family members gather for a social outing at the Museum. “Cut Up/Cut Out” galleries spark one-on-one conversation between participants, followed by a hands-on art activity. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

Creative Economy Week
Saturday through Saturday, May 11-18
Support, encourage and spark creativity with frequent Woodson Art Museum visits, this week and year-round. Celebrating the power, benefits and impact of the arts and creativity in Wisconsin’s communities, Creative Economy Week coincides with the final day of National Travel and Tourism Week, Wisconsin Museums Week and culminates with International Museums Day. Stop in to make collage artworks inspired by “Cut Up/Cut Out.”

May 15 Wednesday 12:15 – 1 p.m.
Art 101  Book Art Techniques
Learn about the tools and techniques used to transform books into sculpture from Shannon Pueschner, artist and Woodson Art Museum curator of exhibitions, as she draws upon her background in book and paper arts.

May 18 Saturday Noon – 5 p.m.
International Museum Day Open Studio
Drop in to create your own Cut Up/Cut Out-inspired postcard collage, celebrating International Museum Day at the Woodson Art Museum; we’ll even mail your postcard for you. Bring friends and family to explore the galleries, sculpture garden and Art Park, and use the museum’s audio tour and activity guide, too.

On view through June 2, 2019
“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. To transform paper, rubber, metal and more into thought-provoking artworks, artists explore varied piercing and cutting techniques that provide endless possibilities for change. By cutting into and through surfaces, artists alter items converting them from opaque to transparent, flat to sculptural, rigid to delicate and ordinary to exquisite.

“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 2019
“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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