Artist Caleb Owen’s exhibition “Patagonia Sin Represas” can be seen Nov. 12- Nov. 30 in the University of Wyoming Union Gallery 234. A reception will be held Friday, Nov. 30, from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

Patagonia is a changing place, Owen says.

“Formerly wild, it has recently had an influx of tourism and technology. The greatest change is due to Chile’s immediate energy needs,” he says. "Recent changes have led to electrical companies constructing several large hydroelectric dams on Chile’s biggest rivers.”

Owen, in 2012, served an internship in Chilean Patagonia, where he learned about the HydroAysen project. The project would flood more than 15,000 acres and require a 2,000-kilometer transmission line. Owen took photos to highlight the uniqueness of Chilean Patagonia and raise awareness of what could be lost if the HydroAysen project was approved.

Gallery 234 sponsors this event. Individuals needing assistance to attend should call the Campus Activities Center at (307) 766-6340. For more information, visit the Campus Activities Center website.

In the meantime, two University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibitions will close Saturday, Nov. 10. They are “Caribbean Color, Urban Lines and International Forms: Selected Works

Emilio Sanchez’s “New York Sunset.”
Emilio Sanchez’s “New York Sunset.”

by Emilio Sanchez”; and “Bold Strokes and Finesse: The Stage Designs of John Ezel.”

Cuban-born Emilio Sanchez creates stylized images that reveal the abstract stillness of manufactured environments. Presenting a selection of urban scenes, the exhibition highlights Sanchez’s contributions to modernism that he developed in Latin America and the Caribbean. His work demonstrates the internationalism and colonial influences that contributed to the development of American art.

Scenic Designer John Ezell has created stage designs for plays by several American dramatists, including Eugene O’Neill, Thornton Wilder and George Abbott. His productions have been seen in venues such as the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. His exhibition is sponsored by the UW Department of Theatre and Dance, the UW Eminent Artist Series, and the UW Art Museum.

“Imagine learning from the masters” is a guiding principle of the UW Art Museum’s programs.  Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hours are extended Mondays until 9 p.m. through November. Admission is free.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622.

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