The Pinedale Fine Arts
Council will present an exhibit/lecture and
reception for Jackson artist Shannon Troxler
on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in the Pinedale
Library, Lovatt Room, 155 S. Tyler Ave.
This event is free to the public and wine
and appetizers will be served.
Troxler will present a body of work created
in encaustics, which involves using
heated beeswax to which colored pigments
are added. The liquid or paste is then applied
to a surface – usually prepared wood.
Troxler is a graduate of the Schuler
School of Fine Arts and the Art Student’s
League where she learned a deep appreciation
for the craft of classical art while grinding
pigments and making her own charcoal.
These days she continues to explore new
mediums and methods in her studio in Wilson.
Her latest passion involves molten wax,
a blow torch, and the encaustic medium. Her
work has been featured by the Leigh Yawkey
Woodson Art Museum, Birds in Art exhibit,
The National Museum of Wildlife Art, The
Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibit, and Arts for
the Parks. Her work is in the permanent collection
of the Wyoming State Museum.
According to her website, Troxler’s work
explores the natural world people encounter
and how humans relate to it through myth,
poetry and literature. She is fascinated by the
intersection of the visual world and the written
word and how closely they are entwined.
She is continually exploring and experimenting
with new mediums that challenge and excite
Additionally, Troxler will also spend a
week in residence with Pinedale High School
art students March 25-29. The residency will
focus on the Encaustic painting.
The March 29 evening reception will feature
Troxler presenting a slide show lecture
accompanied by a small exhibit of her work
as well as completed works by Pinedale
High School students during her week-inresidency.
Troxlers’s reception and residency are
presented by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council
with support from Sublette BOCES,
Wyoming Arts Council and Sublette County
School District No. 1.
Visit www.pinedalefinearts.com for more