Wyoming Arts Council

NIC Fest features fine art, music and food

The annual NIC Fest in Casper is less than a month away! This 2 ½ day, outdoor summer art festival draws more than 18,000 people to downtown Casper to buy, view, experience and celebrate art. Now in its eighth year, NIC Fest continues to grow in popularity among artists, the local community and visitors from
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Summer theatre season begins June 11 at UW

It’s time for summer theatre! From a University of Wyoming press release: A witty, insightful look at what happens when ordinary life is refracted through the lens of war; a “riotously funny” (Associated Press) comedy about two Irish lads hoping to hit it big as movie extras; and a homegrown, heartfelt tribute to community journalism
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Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition captures "the themes and spirit of the region"

The next Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale will take place in February 2015, with applications available in fall 2014. This news about the 2013 GCAE comes from David Newell, curator of art at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne: Artwork by some of Wyoming’s best artists is featured in the Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition
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Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition captures “the themes and spirit of the region”

The next Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale will take place in February 2015, with applications available in fall 2014. This news about the 2013 GCAE comes from David Newell, curator of art at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne: Artwork by some of Wyoming’s best artists is featured in the Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition
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WAC roster artist Roy Pilcher now making his mark on Montana

Reporter Zach Benoit at the Billings Gazette profiled Devils Tower chainsaw sculptor Roy Pilcher. Pilcher, Wyoming Arts Council roster artist, was in Billings to visit grandchildren and, while there, identified some stumps to carve into eagles, bears and other assorted creatures. Roy told the Gazette: “I learn something every time I carve,” he said. “If I
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Public invited to attend Wyoming Arts Council Board events May 30-31 in Laramie

The Wyoming Arts Council will hold its quarterly board meeting in Laramie May 30-31. It will be held at the University of Wyoming Art Museum on the UW campus. Agenda items include the decisions on FY14 Grants to Organizations, Operating Support and Arts Education grants, review of WAC budgets, long-range planning, discussion of Art in
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WAC Providing Summer Arts Classes for Teachers

The WAC is sponsoring a variety of summer professional development opportunities designed with teachers in mind. Participants are eligible to receive PTSB or UW Continuing Education credits. Starting the summer in Cheyenne, Lynn Newman will lead Issues in Teaching Painting. There will be a mix of hands-on exercises using the paint of your choice and facilitated
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TravelNerd names Jackson Hole as one of its top ten lesser-known arts destinations

Annie Wang at TravelNerd sends news that the site has selected Jackson as one of its lesser-known arts destinations (along with its Rocky Mountain sisters, Santa Fe and Bozeman). It recommends Jackson Hole for its “bustling arts scene” at the Center for the Arts, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Art Fair Jackson Hole and
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32nd Annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow in Cody coincides with opening of Paul Dyck Gallery

At the Buffalo Bill Center for the West, the weekend of June 15 and 16 celebrates Plains Indian culture, arts, and music with two major events: the annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow and the long-anticipated opening of the Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Gallery of the Center’s Plains Indian Museum. This marks the 32nd year of
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Three new exhibitions open Saturday, May 25, at the UW Art Museum

Three new exhibitions will open at the University of Wyoming Art Museum Saturday, May 25. If you miss viewing them this weekend, attend the free public reception at the art museum for the Wyoming Arts Council board and staff on Thursday, May 30, 5-6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all the galleries will be
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