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Art in Action: Kathryn Turner

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Join artist Kathryn Mapes Turner at the National Museum of Wildlife Art on July 29 and 30 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM to learn about her art-making process and techniques. Kathryn will be joining us as at Art in Action on the heels of her recent exhibit, thin place, at Trio Fine Art.

Meet Nancy Russell

Mary Jane Bradbury performing as Nancy Russell at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

This week Mary Jane Bradbury, talented speaker, educator and actress treated Museum audiences to some first person interpretation in the persona of Nancy Cooper Russell, wife of famed “Cowboy Artist” Charles M. Russell (1864 –1926.) This well studied, intuitive actress provided tremendous interpretation to our exhibit Harmless Hunter: The Wildlife Work of Charles M. Russell.

I was reminded of the power of storytelling as a teaching tool. Who doesn’t love compelling stories from a life well- lived? Nancy Russell’s life story includes a rise from poverty, discrimination, chance romance, stubborn determination, and valuable lessons learned. Stories provide the best kind of inspiration. Charlie himself, as a boy, skipped school to go down to the docks in St. Louis to hear travelers’ tales of the Wild West. Personal narratives motivated him to go west himself. Charlie’s own life experiences are told through his compelling paintings and sculptures. All art has a story to tell. Visit the Museum and get inspired!

 By Jane Lavino, Sugden Family Curator of Education & Exhibits

Come sketch with artist Jen Hoffman!

From 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on July 1 and 2, painter and owner of Trio Fine Art Gallery Jen Hoffman, will be sharing her painting techniques. Visitors will get to explore various tools and tips as they sketch with Jen.
Below is the full list of artists and dates for Art in Action throughout the summer. For more information about the program, click here. This event is free to all Museum guests.
July 1 and 2Jen Hoffman
July 3 and 5Bill Sawczuk
July 7-11Amber Jean
July 14-25Amy Ringholz
July 29-30Kathryn Turner

Art in Action & View22 JH

Monday, June 30th, 10 AM – 2 PM: Art in Action: View22 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

The Art in Action program of the National Museum of Wildlife Art is designed to provide Museum visitors with access to contemporary artists and their techniques and encourage active participation in the art making process. This special Art in Action will feature View22 artists Bill Sawczuk, Jennifer Hoffman, Kay Northup, and Travis Walker as they paint views and highlight protected lands around the museum from the vantage point of the Sculpture Trail.