Wyoming Arts Council

WAC visual arts fellowships announced

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2008 visual arts fellowships. They are Matt Flint, Lander; Ricki Klages, Laramie; and Doug Russell, Laramie. They each will receive a $3,000 prize and will participate in the 2009 fellowship biennial exhibit. Two artists received honorable mentions: Florence McEwin of Rock Springs and
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Here's to summer

From TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE, 2004-2006 Texas poet R. S. Gwynn is a master of the light touch. Here he picks up on Gerard Manley Hopkins’ sonnet “Pied Beauty,” which many of you will remember from school, and offers us a picnic instead of a sermon. I hope you enjoy the feast! Fried BeautyGlory
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Here’s to summer

From TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE, 2004-2006 Texas poet R. S. Gwynn is a master of the light touch. Here he picks up on Gerard Manley Hopkins’ sonnet “Pied Beauty,” which many of you will remember from school, and offers us a picnic instead of a sermon. I hope you enjoy the feast! Fried BeautyGlory
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2008 National Performing Arts Convention in Denver

June 10-14, 2008, in Denver Colorado, the performing arts community will come together in Denver like never before: to affirm its shared history and values, to communicate its importance to national life and to identify new ways that arts leaders can more successfully bring the value of the arts in America to a wider audience.
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Alexandra Fuller interview in NEW WEST

Jenny Shank is editor of the first-rate book section at New West. She interviewed Jackson writer Alexandra Fuller about her new book, “The Legend of Colton H. Bryant.” You can read the entire two-part interview by going to www.newwest.net and clicking on “Books.” Here’s an excerpt: New West: How did you come up with the
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Color, color, and still more color at AVA

Wyoming Film Showcase at Jackson Filmfest

For the first time this year, the Jackson Hole Film Festival is offering a “Wyoming Film Showcase,” described on the festival web site as “a serendipitous category that came together as Cevin Cathell, programming director for this year’s festival, and Artistic Director Melanie Miller, realized the impressive quality of films created by local talent.” The
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Page Lambert's Grand Canyon writing retreat

“Using the Power of Landscape to Liberate Your Narrative Voice,” a writing retreat by Page Lambert held on the south rim of the Grand Canyon, is set for Aug. 8-10. The fee is $500 for GCA members; $525 for non-members. Here’s a description from Page’s web site: Do places tell us who we are? How
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Page Lambert’s Grand Canyon writing retreat

“Using the Power of Landscape to Liberate Your Narrative Voice,” a writing retreat by Page Lambert held on the south rim of the Grand Canyon, is set for Aug. 8-10. The fee is $500 for GCA members; $525 for non-members. Here’s a description from Page’s web site: Do places tell us who we are? How
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UW graduate student to study Pronghorn in Grand Teton National Park

University of Wyoming graduate student Emilene Ostlind of Big Horn is the recipient of a fellowship award that will allow her to conduct research work in Grand Teton National Park.Ostlind, pursuing a master of fine arts degree in creative writing and environment and natural resources at UW, is just the fourth recipient of the Boyd
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