ArtSpot lives, 3 new members to Public Art Task Force

JACKSON, Wyo. — Good news on the public art front. Thanks to generous community support from art-loving donors, the Save the ArtSpot campaign is a success. Also, three new members have been selected to join the Public Art Task Force beginning this year.

Some 75 individuals, businesses, and art enthusiasts came to the aid of the ArtSpot by contributing to keep the iconic structure in the community. Construction of the new site will begin this spring as soon as the ground thaws.

In other news, the Jackson Town Council has appointed Katy Ann Fox, Tammi Hanawalt, and Morgan Jaouen to the Public Art Task Force. They replace Dr. Adam Harris and Heidi Leeds who have fulfilled their terms on the committee.

Public Arts Task Force new committee members. Courtesy JH Public Art

Katy Ann Fox is an artist and art professional in the town of Jackson. She paints in the studio, plein air and murals, creates pottery on the wheel, carves woodblock prints and teaches. Fox is currently the Programs and Events Assistant at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Tammi Hanawalt is the Associate Curator of Art at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, where she has worked for a year and a half. She comes most recently from Oklahoma, where received her Ph.D. in Native American art at OU. Before finishing her graduate work, Hanawalt was a costume designer who worked in professional and academic theatre. Hanawalt also taught theatre design and art history in universities.

Morgan Albertson Jaouen is a humanities scholar with a particular interest in historic preservation, cultural heritage, and community character. She is the Executive Director of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum where she regularly helps curate new exhibits, create interpretive programming, and connect local history to today. When not at the museum, Morgan can be found out on the mountain bike trails, ski slopes, or investigating historic cabins.

The Public Art Task Force helps to identify which upcoming capital improvements projects are suitable for the inclusion of public art, they help draft the Town’s annual Public Art Plan, and they review public art projects for the Town of Jackson based on the public art guidelines.

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