The University of Wyoming's public art displays are about to get a boost, thanks to the UW Public Art Committee.

With the support of the Associated Students of UW, the university has brought public art consultants Renee Piechocki and Jennifer McGregor back to campus to help the UW Public Art Committee develop the UW Public Art Plan, according to a Laramie Main Street Alliance release.  Piechocki and McGregor will lead two “idea swaps” Wednesday night to give the public and the UW community the opportunity to participate in the public art plan.

The presentation for the community as well as UW faculty and staff members, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 506 in Coe Library. The meeting will be streamed on WyoCast, the link to which can be found here.  A presentation only for UW faculty and staff will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 129 of the College of Business building. The WyoCast link to that meeting can be found here.

During the event, hosted by the UW Department of Art and Art History, Piechocki and McGregor will present art strategies, project types and locations, programming and resources for art to “energize the campus and engage students,” according to the Idea Swap Facebook page. The presentations will be followed by small group discussions.

The UW Public Art Committee is a group tasked with evaluating and providing recommendations to UW President Laurie Nichols on proposals for the placement of art in public areas of the university such as outdoor public areas and interior public spaces.

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