SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibition “Through the Looking Glass: The Portrait of the Artist” will be on view in Sheridan from Monday through August 31 in the Sheridan Senior Center display case.
The exhibit explores the tradition of self-portraits and portraits of artists in variety of mediums including drawings, prints and photography. Involved in creative pursuits, artists become interesting candidates for portrait subjects and self-portraits allow for the artist to make a unique statement about themselves.
With traditional commissioned portraits, the expectation is a favorable likeness of the sitter; however, an artist’s self-portrait or a portrait of the artist reveals more than the sitter’s physical appearance removing the conventional constraints and allowing for more experimentation.
The Touring Exhibition Service is celebrating 26 years of service throughout Wyoming.
The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith Street.
Operating hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and weekends 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The display case is located inside the front doors.
All members of the community are invited to view the exhibit for free.
For more information, call the Senior Center at 672-2240.