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This week’s Wow at the Woodson

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Monday, Jan. 20 – Sunday, Jan. 26

Jan.21 Tuesday 10:30 a.m. – Noon 
Toddler Tuesday Bold Fold
Toddlers, 18 months-4 years, and accompanying adults explore paper folds and creases via hands-on art projects inspired by “Above the Fold.” This free, monthly drop-in program includes a snack and story time.

Jan. 22 Wed. or Jan. 23 Thurs.

9:30–10:30am or 11am–Noon
Art Time for Tots Fold & Bend
Little ones, 18 months-4 years, and accompanying adults explore the bendy, twisty, folded shapes in “Above the Fold” and “FaunaFold” galleries, sharing movement, stories and music, followed by hands-on art projects. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

Jan. 23 Thursday 1 – 2 p.m.
Art 4 You Fold & Bend
Bring your child to this afternoon offering just for 4 year olds with busy mornings and explore the bendy, twisty, folded shapes in “Above the Fold” and “FaunaFold” galleries. Share movement, stories and hands-on art making. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

Jan. 23 Thursday 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Art Kids Unfolding Color
Using back-coated origami paper, participants fold, unfold, attach and arrange their folded shapes to create a colorful, dimensional composition. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

Jan. 24 Friday 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Art Babies Swirl and Furl
Bring little ones, birth-18 months, for multisensory fun and social interaction in the galleries celebrating the art of origami, followed by time in Art Park – the museum’s interactive family gallery. Bring your baby gear, including prams, strollers, front packs and blankets. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

“From the Museum’s Collection: Collection Classics”
Mining the Museum’s holdings yields an array of significant and masterful works. Spanning the 18th through 21st centuries and encompassing a range of mediums from watercolor to oil and metal to wood, “Collection Classics” comprises work by John James Audubon, Martin Johnson Heade, Andrew Wyeth and others, along with work by contemporary artists, including Robert Bateman, Tony Angell and James Morgan.

“Deceptive Surfaces”
Carved and painted with a keen eye for ornithological details that convey the behavior, personality and coloration of birds, these decorative wood sculptures often fool the eye, appearing real. From John Scheeler’s pale-colored mourning doves to Ma Hai Feng’s brilliant yellow and green budgerigar, these realistic sculptures seem poised for flight.

“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.

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

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

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