Wyoming Art Party Show: Topophilia

July 4, 2017 | Filed in: Art Progress, Art Shows, mixed media | No Comments »

Join the Wyoming Art Party for the opening reception of TOPOPHILIA: A loving reconfiguration of the mythology of our American West through studio practices and collaborative projects.

Definition – Topophilia : is a strong sense of place, which often becomes mixed with a the sense of cultural identity among certain people and a love of certain aspects of such a place.

Drawing inspiration from objects, place and Western identity, artists June Glasson, Meg Thompson and Adrienne Vetter make work both individually and with community-based practices created through the Wyoming Art Party. This show features an archive of objects and documentation from past community projects by W.A.P. alongside a curated selection of the artist’s individual studio work.

The show will run from June 9th to August 23 at the University of Wyoming Visual Art Gallery.

For more information about the Wyoming Art Party see :www.wyomingartparty.com

“WTF Series”; spray paint, reclaimed corrugated tin, wood, barbed wire; 2017; Meg Thompson

 

 

Cowgirl Yarn

November 11, 2015 | Filed in: Art Progress | No Comments »

This fall I finished a very fun commission for a great knitting store, Cowgirl Yarn, in downtown Laramie.  “Cowgirl Yarn”, 24″ ball of reclaimed barbed wire, knitting and crochet needles made from maple; 2015; Meg Thompson.

 

Cowgirl Yarn

  Cowgirl Yarn

Rolling barbed wire tight

 

HumaNature

November 11, 2015 | Filed in: Art Progress | No Comments »
HumaNature Logo

HumaNature Logo

 

I was thrilled to team up with fellow artist and graphic designer Adrienne Vetter to create the art for the fabulous new podcast produced by Wyoming Public Media: HumaNature.

HumaNature

HumaNature

 

Prairie Installations

July 29, 2015 | Filed in: Art Progress | No Comments »

I recently got back to my series of prairie installations.  Here are a few shots:

Rising From the Prairie

Rising From the Prairie

One Nation, Indivisible

One Nation, Indivisible

One Nation, Indivisible

One Nation, Indivisible

 

Wyoming Art Party Opening!

August 24, 2014 | Filed in: Art Shows | No Comments »

The Wyoming Art Party inaugural opening this Friday was a huge success!  Thanks everyone for coming out to see the great art and mingle with our community!   We received lots of positive feedback.  Thanks to my partner in crime on this project, June Glasson, for her tireless work and enthusiasm (and patience!).  And a special Thanks to Wyoming Arts Council, the Pedal House, Flores painting, and all the artists that participated!  For more information find us on Facebook or check out our website: wyomingartparty.com

Thanks to NPR Open Spaces for doing a great story on it:

http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-exhibit-presents-mash-work-38-wyoming-artists

If you missed the opening, never fear, we will are open all month and will have a closing parry.  See info below:

 

WYOMING ART PARTY

PRESENTS

PORTRAIT OF WYOMING

The Wyoming Art Party is pleased to present a collaborative art project and exhibit featuring the work of 38 Wyoming artists, writers and craft folk. The show “A Portrait of Wyoming” will be exhibited in Laramie from Friday August 22, 2014 – Friday September 19, 2014 at 207 South 1st Street (above the Pedal House bike shop.)The Wyoming Art Party is an organization started by two local Laramie artists, June Glasson and Meg Thompson, whose mission is to organize art projects and shows that connect individuals, scattered throughout Wyoming, who work in different regions, disciplines (fine arts, writing, music, craft) and from different backgrounds, with the aim of creating work that truly represents art in Wyoming as it is, rather than it is thought to be.

Opening Reception: Friday August 22nd, 5 – 8pm
Closing Reception: Friday, September 19th, 5- 8pm
Gallery hours: Thursday / Friday / Saturday from 2pm – 7pm or by appointment

 

Bike Racks Phase 2

April 3, 2014 | Filed in: Art Progress | No Comments »
Steel cut outs

Steel cut outs

Phase 2 of the bike rack project is well under way!   We are excited to get the next round made, painted and installed.  It is quite the team effort- with Shlagel Engineering doing the laser steel cutouts for us, Colter Floy fabricating the racks and welding the cut outs into the frames, and Dewey at the Pedal House powder coating them.  Special thanks to Mike Milam and the rest of the bike rack committee for handling all the painstaking logistics: permits, shlepping, installation maps, etc.   These are available for local homeowners and businesses in Laramie- please send me an email if interested!