Wednesday, June 12, 2013

This struggling stick figure artist is impressed with local talent

I am continually amazed by the artistic talents of my fellow human beings. Writers can string words and phrases together to create something intelligible that might be fun and/or informative to read. But when it comes to creating a physical object, I am inept. That probably describes a lot of us, although it shouldn't prevent us from trying. It didn't seem to phase my son and daughter that their father's stick figures were terrible. They just liked it that I spent hours drawing with them on snowy days.

Art Design & Dine is on the schedule this Thursday, June 13, 5-8 p.m. A few years ago, local artist Georgia Rowswell got the ball rolling for "Cheyenne's in-town art tour." It's still going strong and always boasts something new and interesting. This time, Georgia's Artful Hand Gallery is featuring the work of her husband Dave, an artist and arts educator. His rawhide jewelry will be on display (and for sale) at Artful Hand for one night only (see image).

You can also view Georgia's mixed-media landscape art. Her work is also part of the Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition on the ground floor of the Barrett Building which also houses the Wyoming State Museum. Reception for the GCAE will be on June 21 starting at 5 p.m. Come on our for art and music and refreshments. I've seen the exhibit twice now, and I could go back for more -- and will.

All of this work is offered for sale. Support your local artists! They are crucial to a healthy cultureshed.

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