You’re Invited to “Celestial and Circular,” a Group Fine Art Exhibition hosted by ArtConnect Gallery in Historic Downtown Laramie, Wyoming | Wyoming Astrophotography

About the “Celestial and Circular” Exhibition

Give the gift of local art this fall! You’re invited to “Celestial and Circular,” a group fine art exhibition and free public art show featuring the work of Laramie, Wyoming based professional photographer Allison Pluda of Seneca Creek Studios and her stunning signature fine art metal prints of astrophotography from the Snowy Range Mountains alongside the work of other regional Wyoming artists including original paintings, photography, and other original artwork.

Seneca Creek Studios will be releasing two new prints of never-before-seen artwork of the NEOWISE comet and the Milky Way from the Snowy Range Mountains taken in late July of this year. The new photographs on display from Allison Pluda, owner of Seneca Creek Studios, include a stunning new fine art metal print of Comet Neowise and a starry night sky reflecting perfectly in an alpine lake as well as a new photograph of Lake Marie Falls, the Snowy Range Mountains, and the Milky Way on a perfect summer night. She will also have two large fine art prints of starry night photographs from Wyoming as well as a long exposure photograph of star trails and a silhouette of the unique rock formations from Vedauwoo.

The The show focuses on celebrating the celestial dark night skies of Wyoming. In addition to the work of Seneca Creek Studios’ Allison Pluda, exhibiting artists also include Diane Delaney, Ross Everett, Mecedes Fermelia, Larissa Gomelski, Celeste Havener, Phillippa Lack, Crystal Lawrence, Lee Lane, Nancy Marlatt, Debbie Mathew, Madison Pass, Kim Pezeshki, Leslie Podjun, Sam Robertson, Casey Rogers, Jason Sondgroth, Erin Stoesz, and Elizabeth Wood.

The show is on display and for sale for the entire month of September 2020 at ArtConnect Gallery in historic downtown Laramie, Wyoming. Due to COVID-19, there will unfortunately be no opening artists reception.

The gallery is open for public viewing Wednesdays from 11am-3:30pm, Thursdays 11:30am-5:30pm, Fridays 11:30am-5:30pm, and Saturdays 10am-6pm and is located at 302 South 2nd St SW Corner of 2nd and, Grand Ave next to Works of Wyoming. 

Can’t make it to the show? You can always shop online at Store.SenecaCreekStudios.com and we can ship your fine art print to your doorstep. View all of Allison’s night and starscape photography collection on her online art gallery and store at https://store.senecacreekstudios.com/collections/the-night.

Laramie Pop-Up Art Walk Featured Artist Displays

This exhibition will be in partnership with the Laramie Pop-Up Art Walk which will feature additional artwork on display panels set up in the center of the gallery from featured artists from September 5-12, 2020 only.

In addition to Seneca Creek Studios’ display of fine art celestial metal prints as part of the “Celestial” Exhibition, Allison will also have an extra selection of her Wyoming landscape photography on display and for sale in the center of the gallery for the week of the Pop-Up Art Walk. She will have a selection of her popular mini metal gift prints as well as some of her fine art nature photography prints from the Snowy Range Mountains, Medicine Bow National Forest, and familiar locations from around Laramie and Centennial, Wyoming. Other featured artists for the Laramie Pop-Up Art Walk include original watercolor paintings from Svetlana Howe and unique horsehair jewelry and art from Erika Babbitt-Rogers.

Throughout the week of the art walk, various downtown Laramie business locations will host local artist art work in a unique exhibition of our creative downtown community. Each location will host a promotion day to highlight each business and artist. Join us as all of Downtown Laramie transforms into a dynamic gallery filled with live music and local art from emerging to seasoned artists. This will be a safe, inclusive event; all are welcome to participate as we adhere to current health guidelines.

Please visit https://laramiemainstreet.org/popup for additional information about the event or email popupartwalk@gmail.com. A digital interactive map will be available for all attendees to use in locating pop-up locations, times and artist info. View the map here.

About ArtConnect Gallery

ArtConnect Gallery is a project of the non-profit Wyoming Women’s Business Center Artists Development Program. It is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Association and hosts a rotating schedule of new art exhibitions every month. The gallery is located at 302 S 2nd St in historic downtown Laramie, Wyoming. The exhibitions feature Wyoming-based artists from all over the state and include an opening reception where you can meet the artists in person. 

Established in 2018, ArtConnect assists artists to develop their skills in marketing their artwork, presenting their artwork professionally and learning how to price the work they create.  The gallery space allows artists in all stages of development the opportunity to sell their works in a gallery setting. ArtConnect also provides a space for educational and community art for public display. 

A belief that “ART IS FOR EVERYONE”  is a good motto for the gallery. They want all facets of the community to visit and view the amazing creations that are shown in their space.  They remind people that art is in everything around you, the clothes you wear, the cars you drive, the architecture surrounding you, mother nature, the food you eat, you hairstyles, your shoes, they way you trim their dogs!  Color, shape, form, variety, texture surround us and make our lives richer.

You can call them for more information at (307) 460-9304 or email the gallery at artconnect@uwyo.edu.

Contact Allison if you are interested in purchasing a fine art print, gift card, or to request the latest studio magazine and print catalog for more information at Allison@SenecaCreekStudios.com or call us at (307) 298-0462. 

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