My Ode to Wyoming Open Mic Night

Jagged rock walls with cascading waterfalls, mushrooms springing up through a bed of pine needles and soot, wildlife on the move with their young, teaching them the ways of Nature. This beautiful Wyoming has so much to share with us. Let’s come together and celebrate it!Calling all Writers, Musicians, and Lover’s of Wyoming!Trio Fine Art is hosting an Open Mic Night, coinciding with Kathryn Turner’s solo exhibition My Ode to Wyoming. Surrounded by paintings inspired by our mountain land, passionate locals will share their original poems, verse, and music about our Wyoming.Event DetailsOpen mic night takes place Thursday, August 3rd. 5PM to 8PM.This event is FREE and open to the public!Hosted at Trio Fine Art gallery545 N Cache AveJackson, WY307.734.4444Gallery Hours | Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 6PMMy Ode to Wyoming solo exhibition | July 19th to August 5th, Trio Fine Art GalleryThis is your Call to Action! We are looking for 10 locals to write and read their Odes to Wyoming at the open mic night. If you are interested, please click here for more information. Please email barbara@turnerfineart.com with any questions. This is a fun, casual event celebrating our love for Wyoming and our wonderful Western community. The […]

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Call to Action: My Ode to Wyoming Open Mic Night!

Calling all Writers, Musicians, and Lovers of Wyoming!Trio Fine Art is hosting an Open Mic Night, coinciding with Kathryn Turner’s solo exhibition My Ode to Wyoming. Surrounded by paintings inspired by our mountain land, we are looking for 10 locals to share their words and music with us.Submission details:The subject is My Ode to WyomingWritten or musical pieces, no longer than 5 minutes in lengthOriginal compositionsSubmission deadline is July 20th. Please email your submissions to barbara@turnerfineart.com. Email with any questions! This is a fun, casual event celebrating our love for Wyoming and our wonderful Western community. The gallery opens at noon, and the mic comes out at 5:00. Come for a little, or stay for awhile. We hope to see you.Click here for event details.Thank you! 

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“Lady” Accepted to Birds in Art, and a story…

I am honored to share that this painting was chosen by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum to be included in their international juried Birds in Art exhibition.  “Lady,” a 30 x 24 oil painting (left), depicts a golden eagle he rehabilitated when I was a girl. It was impressionable and inspiring for me to have this gorgeous creature in our home when I was young, and now a thrill to be able to share her painting at this exhibition. I gave this painting as a gift to my dad. There’s a story of my dad and an eagle he called “Lady.”Dad was driving home after his meetings in Casper, WY when he noticed a golden eagle on the side of the road. When it didn’t fly away upon his car passing, he knew something must be wrong. He turned his car around, and tried to approach it. The eagle took off, but couldn’t fly far and made a crash landing. This happened several times.   Later, he found out her talons were paralyzed due to thallium poisoning. Dad said it is hard to catch an eagle, especially a feisty one like this one! Eventually he did and he wrapped her in his sport coat. […]

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Kathryn Turner Named Featured Artist by High Desert Journal

The artwork of Kathryn Mapes Turner has unfolded from the mountain valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Here she was born as the fourth generation to be raised on the Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. Here her consciousness of the natural world began. She grew up riding the trails of the valley, learning wilderness lore and gaining an eye for landscape.  The happy synergy of a receptive spirit and a place of magnificent beauty, set the course for her life.Click here for the full article!

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When it comes to art, how much does size really matter?

Recently, I have a bigger range of sizes to my work than ever before. Currently in the gallery, I have one of my smallest paintings displayed at 5 x 7 inches, and one of the largest at nearly 5 feet by 5 feet. What is the difference between painting large and small? Is there really a difference… other than, well, size?When it comes to size, I feel that there is a difference in the both the creation of the painting and the experience of it.Creating.There is practicality to consider in creating paintings – smaller paintings are simply easier to manage. When I am working en plein air, small and mid-size paintings are easier to transport in my pack. With less surface area, they are also less susceptible to catching the wind like a sail and then taking off with my easel with it! Certainly, large paintings are possible on location, but to prepare for gusts, a series of stakes and ropes are usually employed to keep them tied down. Then, there is the issue of transport. When I was creating large paintings on location in Italy, I worked on stretched canvases that could be removed from its stretcher frame, then […]

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