UW Art Museum to welcome artist Anne Samat on August 25 and 26 | New

August 17, 2022

“Anne Samat: Weavings of Love” is on view at the UW Art Museum until Saturday, August 27. The UW Art Museum will host Malaysian artist Samat for an artist talk on Thursday August 25 and a community weaving workshop on Friday August 27, 26. (Wes Magyar Photo)

The University of Wyoming Museum of Art will host Malaysian artist Anne Samat for an artist talk on Thursday August 25 and a community weaving workshop on Friday August 26.

The events are in conjunction with Samat’s exhibition, “Anne Samat: Weavings of Love,” which features 11 sculptural representations of love. The exhibit is on view at the UW Art Museum until Saturday, August 27.

Samat will give an artist talk on August 25 at 6 p.m. in the galleries of the museum as part of the Salvagio Art Talk series. A reception will precede the talk at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. The welcome and the chat are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum.

The guest artist will present a community weaving workshop on August 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the Shelton Studio at the UW Art Museum. The event is free and open to the public, but the number of places is limited. Registration is mandatory. For more information and to register, click here.

Samat creates colorful totemic wall sculptures using everyday materials. Her work is deeply influenced by Malaysian culture, with a contemporary sensibility for color, texture and form. Samat combines traditional Pua Kumbu weaving – an art form she formally studied at the Mara Institute of Technology in Malaysia – with the familiar accessories of modern life such as rakes and silverware. His works are a material union of fiber and metal, a metaphorical union of tradition and modernity.

For more information, call Will Bowling, public programs coordinator at the UW Art Museum, at (307) 766-3496 or email [email protected]

The UW Art Museum shares the transformative power of art by exhibiting, preserving and interpreting visual culture from around the world. As an integral part of the UW, the museum fosters a deeper connection with humanity and creativity that envisions new futures by engaging academic, local, state, national, and global communities.

The museum is located at 2111 E. Willett Drive in Laramie. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday hours are extended until 7 p.m. Free entry.

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