Jackson Hole is a creative hub for artists from all over the world. While some come and create over brief visits, other artists take root here and make Wyoming their home.
Today, two new Wyomingites are hosting a pop-up art show, all about the first impressions artists have when moving to the area. The intimate show will be hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. at 795 E. Simpson Ave, near the Elk Refuge.
Karen Rosenkrantz, a doctor-turned-artist, will show her artwork at her sister’s East Jackson home. The women grew up outside of Denver, but Rosenkrantz lived on the East Coast for 34 years. After her sister bought a house in Jackson a little over a year ago, Rosenkrantz followed her sister back west and bought a home in Star Valley.
“It had such a big impression on me just how different the culture is here from back east,” she said. She thought about putting together a show that would highlight what first-time visitors thought of a place so different than other parts of the world.
“I focused on the first impression because I thought Wyoming was such a unique place, it would be interesting to see what an outsider saw first,” she said.
The show will be a family affair. Rosenkrantz invited her brother and sister-in-law, who are creatives based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, to contribute to their photographs and paintings to the show.
“I’m not drawing any conclusions,” she said. “It’s more interesting to me to see what they came up with.”
The show, titled “#wyoming,” will feature all 8x8-inch artworks that give nod to Instagram in format and content.