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Art Lives in Wyoming
Perspectives No. 203
We are writing this while out in the wilds of Wyoming in a stunning spot called Torrey Canyon. As the name implies, tall mountains rise all around us, some with freshly fallen snow. A clear trout stream rimmed with golden willows and alders meanders through the canyon floor. It is a painter's paradise. Our mission here is to assist with teaching some of the 175 adult students enrolled for the week at the Susan K. Black Foundation annual workshop in Dubois. Each year, S.K.B. hires the top artists from around the country to teach the students who have been accepted into the program. Instructors from previous years are always invited back, so there can be as many as 15 instructors available each day to teach all types of two-dimensional media and some sculpture as well.
As part of the S.K.B. Foundation curriculum outreach, returning teachers as well as the new faculty and some students spend one morning mentoring the local high school and junior high students at the Wagon Box Ranch. This is a real treat for us, because it is an opportunity to encourage, inspire and perhaps educate a young person in the joys of plein air painting. Dubois is located in a very rural area of mountains and large ranches about 55 miles from Grand Teton National Park. These kids wait all year for the event. Over the years, they have been consistently taking the top honors and awards in the Wyoming state art competitions. Not bad for a town of 971 residents. Additionally, SKB runs a month-long workshop for high school students called the Western Art Academy in Kerrville, Texas (hosted at Schreiner University). The students winning the top honors there have been invited to attend the workshop in Dubois, where they are having the chance to study with some of the top painters and sculptors in the U.S. It is a joy to have the opportunity to teach such bright, enthusiastic kids and offer them whatever painting wisdom we all have acquired over the years. Their potential for success can only be increased by the exposure to so much superb professional talent and know-how, but it is we who truly benefit the most from the experience. Their excitement, optimism and enthusiasm reminds us of why we chose a life of art in the first place.
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