2021 WildWalls Artists Announced
Jackson, WY: Our downtown streetscapes are about to get WILD! Jackson Hole Public Art has selected 10 artists to participate in this year’s WildWalls, an annual event during which local artists transform Jackson’s blank exterior walls into an open-air gallery from June through September. Continuing the tradition of bringing the art and science communities together, this year’s artists will be responding to scientific data and developments from within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. WildWalls is a highly visual, interactive, and educational event without the confines of a traditional venue, making it accessible to thousands of people daily.
In addition to 9 temporary, wheat-pasted murals that will be located throughout downtown Jackson, the artist Katy Fox will begin work on a new, permanent mural located at Trio Bistro and sponsored by JH Public Art, the Nature Conservancy, and the Teton Conservation District. This will be Katy Fox’s first large scale mural in Jackson, and the Trio alley wall – at over 60 feet long – has already begun its transformation and work will continue over the month of May. Katy Fox is originally from northern Idaho and arrived in Jackson after pursuing her Masters in Fine Art degree at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. She was selected for the project by a committee of local business owners and arts professionals.
The temporary mural artists are: Julia Brady and Lida Steves; Natalie Connell; Ryan Dee; Nicole Gaitan; Ava Reynolds; Helen Seay; Shannon Troxler; Drew Yerkovich; University of Wyoming Migration Initiative. WildWalls 2021 will combine each mural with augmented reality features that promote a greater understanding and awareness of the region’s ecosystem through cutting edge scientific research. Silver Star, a regional top internet service provider, is sponsoring the WildWalls augmented reality features that will be hosted on the Hoverlay app, available on all smartphones. JH Public Art is working with the selected artists and eco-partners including the Nature Conservancy, Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Teton Conservation District, Protect our Water JH, and Trout Unlimited, to generate this educational content to make each mural come alive.
Save the date for a WildWalls open-air grand opening celebration on Tuesday, June 29; more information to follow. WildWalls 2021 is sponsored by: Silver Star, The Nature Conservancy, Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Teton Conservation District, Protect Our Water JH, Trout Unlimited, Trio Bistro, JH Book Trader, and the Wyoming Arts Council.
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