Artist Ronna Nemitz returns to Northwest College with her most recent installation “A Short Film,” which will be featured in the Northwest Gallery. The opening reception gets underway Monday, Feb. 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Cabre Building.
The immersive multimedia installation will transform the gallery into a makeshift theater. The installation reimagines the artist’s experience of losing her parents through layered imagery of clothes, found video footage and sculptural elements.
Nemitz, a Wyoming native, is an alumna of Northwest College (1990-1992) and the University of Wyoming, where she earned her BFA in painting and drawing in 1995. She received her MFA from Arizona State University in 2011.
While attending NWC, she served as an intern at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. In addition, she is a former instructor at Sheridan College.
Nemitz currently teaches art at Mesa Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. Her work has been featured on https://www.artistaday.com and highlike.org.
She returns to Wyoming and Northwest College to revisit the place of her youth.
“In my work, I’m trying to disarm the intensity of the emotional predicament that I find myself in,” Nemitz explained. “My father passed away this last year, and I am now my mother’s full-time caregiver. Wyoming was our shared home, our shared life. Wyoming is my first love and the place that I will always return to.”
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.
The Northwest Gallery in the Cabre Building is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information, contact NWC Art and Galleries Coordinator Denise Kelsay at Denise.Kelsay@nwc.edu or 307-754-6499.