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Diana Baumbach, First and Last, 2019, Deconstructed onesies, wool, plexi, nylon and fasteners, 40 x 40 inches (2 pieces) Inquiry into Artistic Practice: An Exploration in Materials (March 28, 11am-5pm) is a Course

Inquiry into Artistic Practice: An Exploration in Materials (March 28, 11am-5pm)

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Join artists Margery Amdur, Diana Baumback and educators from the UW Art Museum for this afternoon immersion into the artistic practice. Participants will start with an introduction and demonstration by the artists to their work in Material Slip, a new exhibition on view now through June 2020. Next, all participants and artists will dive into a community-driven and collaborative experience of making and unmaking, collaboration and trust-building, shared ownership and creation, and you'll even get to take home a piece of handmade object at the end! The final part of this workshop will be a short reception and discussion to reflect on the experience that is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, but we ask that participants come with their own snacks and water for nourishment throughout the day. Adults of all ages and experience levels are welcome. Participants are asked to bring an open mind, and a material or object that has personal significance, but you are willing to contribute to a group project. For questions, please email Katie Christensen at katie.christensen@uwyo.edu

Margery Amdur has created over 60 mixed media installations. She is known for her innovative use of everyday materials as well as her unconventional studio practice. Many times, it involves students and outside community members, and has been said that part of her practice is akin to a quilting bee or barn raising. Amdur is originally from Pittsburgh, received her BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and her MFA from University of Wisconsin in Madison. She has over 60 solo and two-person exhibitions, including internationally in Turkey, Hungary, Poland, England, Iceland, Latvia and Suriname.

Originally from Oak Park, IL, Diana Baumbach earned her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis (2003) and her MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2007). In addition to numerous juried and invitational group shows, she has had solo exhibitions at Box13 (TX), Washington State University, Dynamo Expo (Enschede, Netherlands) and Arkansas State University, among others. Baumbach has undertaken public art projects at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts (Ketchum, ID), the Children's Learning Center (Pinedale, WY) and the Albany County Public Library (Laramie, WY). She is currently working on a public art project for the University of Wyoming's Early Care and Education Center. She received a Visual Art Fellowship from the Wyoming Arts Council in 2015 after receiving Honorable Mention three times (2011, 2013, and 2014). Baumbach is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming where she lives with her husband, Shelby, and sons, Shepard and Holland.