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This week’s Wow at the Woodson

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Monday, Aug. 19 – Sunday, Aug. 25

Aug. 21 Wed. OR Aug. 22 Thurs. 
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. OR 11 a.m. – Noon
Art Time for Tots: B is for Bullfrog
Little ones, 18 months-4 years, and accompanying adults share movement, stories, music and the alphabet through Kandis Vermeer Phillips’ artwork showcasing A to Z intertwined with plants, mammals, and insects. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

Aug. 21 Wednesday 12:15 – 1 p.m.

Art 101: Master Gardener Garden Walk
How do the museum’s gardens grow? Beautifully, in all seasons – thanks to volunteer gardeners’ efforts. Join master gardeners for plant-life insights while strolling the museum grounds.

Aug. 22 Thursday 1 – 2 p.m.
Art 4 You: B is for Bullfrog
Bring your child to this afternoon offering just for 4 year olds with busy mornings. Share movement, stories, music and the alphabet through Kandis Vermeer Phillips’ artwork showcasing A to Z intertwined with plants, mammals, and insects. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

Aug. 23 Friday 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Art Babies: C is for Cardinal
Bring little ones, birth-18 months, and discover the alphabet as envisioned by artist Kandis Vermeer Phillips in “Flora, Fauna, Font.” Bring your baby gear, including prams, strollers, front packs and blankets. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

On View through Aug. 25
“Botanical Art Worldwide: America’s Flora”
Spotlighting the ephemeral beauty and variety of plant life, “America’s Flora” is part of a global initiative focused on the manifold ways the lives of plants and people are intertwined. From the West Coast’s pioneer violet, the Southwest’s saguaro cactus, and sunflowers spanning the Midwest to the Southeast’s iconic longleaf pine, “America’s
Flora considers native plants.”


“Flora, Fauna, Font: Illustrating the Alphabet”

Kandis Vermeer Phillips’ illuminated alphabet showcases A to Z adorned with plants, mammals and insects. Phillips integrated extensive research into the history of medieval illuminated manuscripts into an alphabet primer for her granddaughter. She combined decorative letters with representations of flowers and creatures found in her garden and
during family travels.

“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 February 2020
“A Collection Medley”
While an avian theme unites artworks created between 1875 and 2018, the mediums and points of view will surprise and delight.

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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