UW professors present show at Sagebrush Art Center

SHERIDAN — Sagebrush Community Art Center presents the work of husband and wife art professors from the University of Wyoming, in the show entitled, “Affinities: Works by Leah Hardy and Mark Ritchie.” The exhibition runs from March 8-April 13 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s Main Gallery at the Historic Train Depot, 201 E. 5th St. in Sheridan.

The artists’ Reception will be Friday from 3-5 p.m. at the depot (201 E. 5th St.). The show and reception is open to the public.

 

Ritchie is an artist working between printmaking and drawing. He moves between large-scale works that are exhibited in the spirit of Asian folding screens and small-scale works that reference Near Eastern miniature traditions. His richly layered images combine drawing with printmaking methods such as intaglio, lithograph and relief printing, often on beeswax permeated papers.

Hardy’s mixed media sculptural work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She received ” Best of Show” honors at the 2012 Spiritual Show, hosted by A Jeweler’s Art Gallery in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Hardy developed the metalsmithing program at UW in 2009.

Hardy exhibits her intimately scaled mixed media sculptural works nationally and internationally.
Her work has won numerous awards and has been featured in books and articles. Hardy conducts research in north India on specific traditional metalsmithing techniques. Her passion for the culture of Bharat has resulted in continued travel to India and in co-teaching a UW Art course every other summer in north or south India.

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