Summer 2011 Transports Jackson Artists to CA & NYC; Christensen Workshop

Sweater, that glittering Charlie Brown-inspired Artspot sculpture, will visit California’s Charles Schulz Museum, as part of its June show, Pop’d from the Panel. Pop’d takes a look at the many ways fine art has interpreted themes related to Schulz’s beloved comic strip “Peanuts.”  Sweater creator Suzanne Morlock has been invited to the museum in order to be filmed working on and installing her giant metallic Charlie Brown sweater sculpture. Film footage will be incorporated into a continuous loop that is part of the exhibit.

“The Sweater is slated to be mounted on the front of the museum building, and I get to go to northern California in the spring,” says Morlock. The Carl Shulz Museum says this show”…examines the intersection between fine art and cartoon art in the works of such artists as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Co-curated by the Sonoma State University Gallery Director and Professor of Art History, Michael Schwager, Pop’d From the Panel will feature two and three-dimensional works of art.”

The show runs June 25-December 11, 2011.

Art installation “Council of Pronghorn,” a collaboration between Jackson Hole sculptor Ben Roth and writer/activist Terry Tempest Williams, is slated to travel to New York City’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine in late August. Currently displayed in Jackson’s Center for the Arts courtyard, the work will join others in “The Value of Water: Sustaining a Green Planet,” on exhibit at St. John the Divine September 2011-March 2012. The exhibit explores water’s pervasive, but often unseen importance in the Cathedral’s very existence, and its crucial place in our ecosystem.  Thirty painters, sculptors and media artists will have work installed in and around cathedral grounds.

“As interpreters of the unseen, artists will help us to see what has been there all along; to strengthen our awareness of water, and to prompt our imaginations in the contemplation of water, from wells and underground springs to surging seas and mighty rivers. With this collection of powerful presentations, there really will be water, water everywhere,” writes The Reverend Canon Tom Miller.

Learn more about this spiritually based, powerful show by logging on to St. John the Divine’s website here.  Congratulations to Ben and Terry!

Noted landscape painter Scott Christensen leads an “Advanced Concepts” workshop February 19-23, 2011. Limited to five students, the class is offered first-come-first-serve. One must commit, and at this posting the class–inspired by Christensen’s recent trip to Russia–is very likely filled. But you can keep in contact with Christensen Studios by phoning or emailing Kristin. Phone:  2o8.787.5851 email:   website:

Lines Gallery continues to accept submissions for their March, 2011 “Salon Style Exhibition.”  All mediums and subject matter are eligible. Work by local artists Camille Davis and Mark Morgan Dunstan are currently on display.  For more information, visit


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