Museum News (March 18, 2024)

By: Press Release
| Published 03/18/2024

Fry Master, Russ Bowman handled the cooking for his group during the How to Make Egg Roll class hosted by the Hansen Museum on March 14th.

Thaks to Anna Schremmer’s How to Make Egg Rolls class, the recipe is no longer an ancient Chinese secret. The only mystery remaining is why they are called egg rolls? Expertly, Anna instructed her sous-chefs through mixing the filling, rolling the filling in the wrappers, and frying. Providing three different dipping sauces, participants enjoyed taste testing the fruit of their labor. It was a deliciously fun learning experience—thanks Anna!

Barn quilters filled the Hansen Museum’s Community Room this past Saturday. Instructor Jessie Wyrill deftly guided nineteen participants in creating their own beautiful barn quilts. Geared for all skill levels, a couple of seasoned quilters chose incredibly complicated patterns which inspired beginners to stay the course. Although all materials were provided for participants, Jessie spent time reviewing the material, so participants interested in making a barn quilt at home understood the importance of purchasing the correct board and paint. If made from quality materials, barn quilts hold up to the outdoors for multiple decades. Check out the Hansen Museum Facebook page to view pictures from this fun-filled creative Saturday.

Our current exhibit, Art and the Animal, is the flagship exhibition of The Society of Animal Artist (SAA). The SAA is an elite organization of world-renowned animal artist. Each year the members compete to have their work included in the annual exhibition. It is one of the best fine-art exhibitions to have ever graced the walls of the Hansen gallery.

Kelly Leahy Radding’s work Onaqui Siesta Time is lovely watercolor painting of wild mustangs in repose. Inspired by a guided camping trip in the Onaqui Mountains of Utah, Radding enjoyed observing the wild mustang in their natural environment. Radding’s description of the painting is as incredible as her work.

“As the sun settled into a warm afternoon, we settle into camp stools to eat lunch and observe members of the north heard of the Onaqui wild mustangs. They had been on the move, past their normal time to rest, pursued by “the darters” – a joint effort of the Bureau of Land Management and Wild Horses of American to use contraceptives to control the size of the herd. The horses were disappearing, one by one, over a far ridge. Our guide, who knew the horses intimately, guessed they were heading to a favorite hidden bowl tucked into the mountain. She asked if we were game to hike up and over the same ridge as the horses. Of course, we answered with a resounding collective yes! We were rewarded by a magical afternoon watching horses just being horses, playing, chasing, squabbling, and, yes, mostly sleeping the hot hours away.”

Upcoming opportunities at the Hansen Museum include the Joy of Painting Class on April 13th & 14th and Encaustic (Wax Painting) Class on May 22nd. There is always something happening at the Hansen Museum. Keep up to date with Museum happenings by following the Museum Facebook page. The Museum is open Mon. through Fri. 9-12 and 1-4; Sat. 9-12 & 1-5; Sun. and holidays 1-5. We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. We are handicapped accessible, and admission is always free thanks to the generous support of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. For more information or if you have questions, please contact us at 785-689-4846. We hope to see you at the Museum!