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The NIC Exhibit Reception Party happening this Friday, April 15th

*(Casper, Wyo.) *- When is the last time you’ve been to The Nicolaysen Art Museum ? There is so much happening this spring! You (and everyone you know) are invited to The NIC on April 15, 2016 from 6-8pm for the free Exhibit Reception Party for artists Chuck Kimmerle, Patricia Aaron and Alicia McKim, and Candace Forrette. The artists will be on hand to enjoy the food and artwork with us! *Artist Spotlight: Chuck Kimmerle: The Naked Landscape* "Between the distant vistas of loud, prismatic, neon-coated grandeur (and often inside them) lie the often bypassed landscapes of simplicity and subtlety. Quiet areas whose significance is spoken in soft whispers rather than self-aggrandizing shouts. These landscapes are straightforward and honest, stripped of any façade, and unapologetic in their reticent presentation. To paraphrase a certain spinach-eating sailor, they are what they are. I find a great deal of significance in these areas. Their juxtapositions of organic and unnatural, large and small, light and dark, soft and sharp, offer a more realistic view of the western landscape than the common postcard photograph. In keeping with the aura of the landscape, I photograph primarily in black and white, and in a straightforward style no doubt influenced by my background as a photojournalist." Don’t forget about their Permanent Collection that you can experience year-round. The NIC has recently acquired new items that they are proud to display. The Schwiering Collection is in the Schneider Gallery, the European Masters Collection is in the Farleigh Gallery and the Western Masters Collection is in the True Gallery. There is something for everyone – stop in and enjoy! The Nicolaysen Art Museum , 400 E. Collins St., Casper, WY. 307-235-5247 Connect with them on Facebook ! #sponsored #news #oilcity