Wyoming Arts Council

Congress votes for $12.5 million NEA boost

Thomas L. Birch, Legislative Counsel for the National Endowment for the Arts, forwarded this news to all state arts agencies today: In back-to-back votes on October 29, both the House and the Senate passed the final version of the bill appropriating $167.5 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in fiscal year 2010.
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Great food, great music, great cause

From a press release: The Teton County Library and Library Foundation invite you to join in an elegant evening of delicious food, libations and live music by the Pam Drews Phillips Quartet at the Annual Library Benefit at Four Seasons Resort on Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Cottonwood Ballroom. Tickets become available
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State Museum sponsors Halloween for kids

From a SPCR press release: Children can enjoy a safe and educational Halloween evening while meeting some of Wyoming’s most famous characters at the State Museum’s, “A Night at the Museum,” from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, October 31. Children and their families will meet a variety of characters from Wyoming’s past while touring the
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Florence McEwin integrates "the real, the interpreted and the imagined"

“Dancing Partners: Happy Feet,” Florence Alfano McEwin, oils on canvas, 46.25” x 46.25” Green River resident and Western Wyoming College art professor Florence Alfano McEwin is one of the six Wyoming artists featured in the Wyoming Arts Ciouncil biennial fellowship exhibition No.v 5-Jan. 9 at the State Museum in Cheyenne. Florence writes about her work
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Florence McEwin integrates "the real, the interpreted and the imagined"

“Dancing Partners: Happy Feet,” Florence Alfano McEwin, oils on canvas, 46.25” x 46.25” Green River resident and Western Wyoming College art professor Florence Alfano McEwin is one of the six Wyoming artists featured in the Wyoming Arts Ciouncil biennial fellowship exhibition No.v 5-Jan. 9 at the State Museum in Cheyenne. Florence writes about her work
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Big Read applications accepted

The Big Read is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to conduct month-long, community-wide reads between September 2010 and June 2011. Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read will receive a grant ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, access to online training resources, educational and promotional materials, inclusion of your organization and activities on The Big
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"Noite Brasileira" set for Nov. 8 at UW

From a UW press release: The University of Wyoming Luso-Brazilian Club will host “Noite Brasileira, An Evening of Brazilian Music and Dance” Sunday, Nov. 8, from 6-10 p.m. in the Wyoming Union ballroom. Tickets, $10 for students and $15 for the public and are available at the Wyoming Union information desk. Tickets can also be
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"Noite Brasileira" set for Nov. 8 at UW

From a UW press release: The University of Wyoming Luso-Brazilian Club will host “Noite Brasileira, An Evening of Brazilian Music and Dance” Sunday, Nov. 8, from 6-10 p.m. in the Wyoming Union ballroom. Tickets, $10 for students and $15 for the public and are available at the Wyoming Union information desk. Tickets can also be
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Worland artist influenced by Norman Rockwell magazine covers and life in the Big Horn Basin

“Young American Girl & Her Old Habits,” oil and enamel on panel, 24″x48″The Wyoming Arts Council’s biennial fellowship exhibit will be on display Nov. 5-Jan. 9 at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne. Opening reception will be on Thursday, Nov. 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the museum. The event is free and open to the public.
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Oct. 29 "Stories of the Hunt" postponed

Another casualty of the unrelenting snowstorm: “Art of the Hunt: Stories of the Hunt” has been canceled for tonight, October 29, 7 p.m. Guest speaker Jim “Tex” Garry made it safely (and smartly) from Cody to Cheyenne on Tuesday. But the Laramie County Library System closed for the day due to snow. The program is
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