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Ucross Announces Response to Place: COLOR Exhibition with Work by Phoebe Adams and Teresa Booth Brown at the Ucross Art Gallery on February 15

Ucross Announces Response to Place: COLOR Exhibition with Work by Phoebe Adams and Teresa Booth Brown at the Ucross Art Gallery on February 15
Workshop and public reception to take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019

Ucross, Wyoming – (February 19, 2019) – Ucross is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition at the Ucross Art Gallery. Response to Place: COLOR, which features work by Phoebe Adams and Teresa Booth Brown, opens on February 15 and will be on view until May 17. A workshop and public reception is scheduled for Sunday, April 28.

The exhibition features 42 vibrant abstract paintings and collages that “explore the color of a landscape and its changing, ambient light,” writes art critic John Yau in the exhibition brochure essay. While Adams’ work draws upon her memories of rural landscapes and interest in natural sciences, Booth Brown’s process begins with a collage of photographic images taken from diverse sources. Both artists have been artists-in-residence at Ucross.

“It is a great pleasure and honor to present the work of Phoebe and Teresa whose art is a feast for the eyes and mind,” said Ucross President Sharon Dynak. “We are thrilled to have them both back in Wyoming to give workshops and artists talks at Ucross on April 28. They will be a great addition to the 2019 Celebrate the Arts events in Sheridan.”

Adams is a sculptor and painter who has spent a lifetime wandering in the paths of the natural sciences, incorporating abstract and representational images from nature into her work. She earned a BFA in Sculpture from Philadelphia College of Art (now called University of the Arts) and an MFA from SUNY Albany. Adams also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group shows across the country and Europe, and her work can be found in numerous collections. She has taught art at Tyler Art School, University of the Arts, and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She is a recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, as well as numerous other grants and awards. Adams splits her time between Maine and New Mexico.

Booth Brown is an artist and teacher best known for her use of collage materials in oil painting, mixed-media drawing, and print-making using a wide variety of source material from fashion magazines to discarded teaching materials and obsolete textbooks. Her work is distinguished by its use of strong color, abstracted imagery, and architectural geometry. Influenced by the work of her teachers at Bennington College (Pat Adams, Guy Goodwin, and Philip Wofford), she continues a teaching tradition of focus on the identification and development of uniquely individual directions in studio work. She   teaches for the Aspen Art Museum and the Pitkin County Jail, and she is summer faculty at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and La Napoule Art Foundation in the South of France.

On Sunday, April 28, 2019 from Noon to 2:30 pm, Adams and Booth Brown will lead a workshop titled “Color and Landscape” at the Raymond Plank Creative Center. Interested participants must register in advance by calling the Ucross offices at (307) 737-2291 beginning in April. All materials will be supplied. Following the workshop on April 28, Ucross will host a gallery reception from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Ucross Art Gallery, which will include an artist talk and refreshments. Both events are free and open to the public.

About Ucross

Located in northeast Wyoming in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, Ucross fosters the creative spirit of deeply committed artists and groups by providing uninterrupted time, studio space, living accommodations, and the experience of the majestic High Plains, while serving as a responsible steward of its 20,000-acre ranch. Residencies are awarded to nearly one hundred artists each year. Ten artists are in residence at one time, typically a mix of four visual artists, four writers, and two composers.

Since its establishment in 1981, Ucross has provided more than 2,000 residencies to writers, visual artists, and composers, including such distinguished fellows as Annie Proulx, Terry Tempest Williams, Colson Whitehead, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ann Patchett, Ricky Ian Gordon, Bill Morrison, Theaster Gates, Anthony Hernandez, Academy Award and Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and recent National Book Award winner Sigrid Nunez. National partners of Ucross include the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, the Whiting Foundation, the Alliance of Artist Communities, and the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel. The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is a significant cultural resource for surrounding communities and beyond. For further information, visit

The exhibition is supported in part by the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature. The Ucross Art Gallery is located a half-mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, or by appointment. For further information, contact (307) 737-2291 or



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