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Nic Gallery receptions explore quirks of parenthood, equine mythos

(Nicolaysen Art Museum, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Nicolaysen Art Museum is hosting two gallery openings Friday, October 8 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

“Emma’s Spoon Arm” features the work of Jeremy Jones, originally from Casper. In his statement, Jones said his toy-like sculptures investigate the everyday quirks of parenthood and aim to capture a child’s “unfiltered curiosity.”

He works in various mediums, including ceramics, woodcarving, welding, casting, mold making, found objects, and digital processes, the Nic said. He is also hosting a workshop on Saturday from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. ($35 for members, $40 for non-members).

‘AD EQUUS’ features the work of Nick Thornburg, multidisciplinary artist and writer based out of Lander, Wyoming.

“Through the use of oil paintings, illustrations, and mixed media pieces, this exhibition explores the horse in the context of the American West, of its spirited place within the western mythos, and the ethnological underpinnings of its iconic status within the American zeitgeist,” Thornburg wrote in his artist statement.

He is the 2018 winner of the Spirit of Wyoming art competition, the Nic said, and has been honored twice as part of the Nicolaysen Art Museum’s Best in Show category.