New Program Director

ivyScience Loves Art  is excited to announce the hiring of a Program Director, Ivy Thompson.  See her greeting below.  Watch for more organized art experiences in our studio (4th Street Studios located at 315 S 4th St, Laramie, WY) and more art and event opportunities.  Much of Ivy’s time this summer will be developing and creating Science Loves Art kits that will be available for distribution beginning fall of 2019.  Schools, our community partners and recreation centers across Wyoming are our top priority as we bring art and science to small groups, rural communities or to anyone that wants to have some fun discovering art and science!

Thanks to funding from Wyoming EPSCor and the National Science Foundation through our 5 year collaboration (initiated with René Williams and expanding through Science Loves Art)  the Micro Project will get this project off to a good start. Our goal is to continue this effort with new science loves art projects and kits and traveling art exhibits as we expand our partner collaborations.

Please contact us:

  • to become a volunteer,
  • get on our email list for updates regarding art experiences/parties or happenings,
  • schedule a private art and/or science event,
  • a scientist or artist that wants to contribute to this project,
  • a group, school or community partner that would like an art experience at your location, at our studio or to order some SLA kits,
  • to donate funds or product for our mission

Follow us in Instagram and Facebook for images and updates from Ivy and René.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Greeting from Ivy, or new Program Director

Hi! My name is Ivy and I’m the Program Director for Science Loves Art located at 4th Street Studios. I’m here to meet you, make you comfortable and guide you through your art experience. Originally from the east coast, I spent the first 10 years of my adult life studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology and working in the fast paced fashion industry of New York City. The concrete jungle gave me the travel bug and I soon found myself volunteering in Peru for a non-profit: teaching indigenous weavers how to use industrial sewing machines while picking up a major addiction for fiber arts. My volunteer gig turned into a full-time position, and I spent the following year exploring the Andes Mountains while managing 4 weaving/knitting cooperatives and overseeing a team of resident designers. Settling in Laramie has fed my need for mountains and community. 4th Street Studios and Science Loves Art is an opportunity to gather, experiment, and learn from each other. I often work out of the studio and hope you’ll stop by to say hello and check out our beautiful space!

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