The Lander Art Center plans to host the first stop of a traveling art exhibition called “Give and Take.” The exhibition features the art of eleven women from Lander and Laramie. Artist Dannine Donaho says the artists all had one theme common in their work.
“The theme that we identified that we all had in common was nourishment. So we really liked sort of the reverse implication of the phrase give and take. You can take care of someone, which implies giving. Or you can give something up, which implies that something or someone has been taken away.”
The exhibition is set to appear around the state over the coming year. Donaho also says the community will have the opportunity to participate in the creation of art. “We also have a collaborative piece. And this is made from handmade boxes. And as the show travels we are hoping to invite the public to collaborate and alter a handmade box.”
The exhibition will make stops in Riverton, Rock Springs, Casper, Gillette, Sheridan, Jackson, Laramie and Cheyenne. The exhibition opened on Friday, July 10th, at the Lander Art Center, and will remain until August 15th.