Wyoming Arts Council

Piatigorsky Foundation announces spring tour of Wyoming

For the 12th consecutive year, the Muriel & Seymour Thickman Family Charitable Trust in Sheridan is funding The Piatigorsky Foundation’s tour of Wyoming. The spring 2015 tour will include public concerts and school outreach programs. The concerts are free and open to the public. The Wyoming Arts Council has served as the facilitator with each of
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Riot Act, Inc., announces winners of 2nd annual New Play Festival

News from Riot Act, Inc., in Jackson: Riot Act, Inc. is thrilled to announce the winners of its 2nd Annual New Play Festival. Nine original works were submitted for the contest and judges ultimately selected three short plays by local playwrights to be produced as part of Riot Act’s Annual Series of Shorts June 10-13,
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Rawlins DDA Main Street wins Great American Main Street Award

Press release from the Wyoming Business Council: Rawlins today became the first community in the northern Rocky Mountain region to win the prestigious Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA). Rawlins Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Executive Director Pam Thayer and staff along with board of directors, city council and Junior Main Street members, and downtown business
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Work of Riverton artist chosen for permanent collection at a Smithsonian Museum

From County 10 Online: The art of a rural Riverton artist has been chosen for the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Robert Martinez’ work “Four Arapaho Leaders” is a pencil drawing on faux Arapaho Census Ledger Paper. The work measures 8 by 17 inches. “I was
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Opening reception for Kenneth Becker exhibit set for April 2

The Kenneth Becker exhibit opening reception will be held at the Sublette County Public Library in Pinedale on Thursday, April 2, 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. About the exhibit: During the month of April, view the works of Kenneth Becker (1913-1972) in the library’s gallery. Kenneth is the father of Pinedale’s
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CLICK! Conference wraps up on April 11 with announcement of 2016 fellowship winners

The CLICK! Conference, a professional development and networking conference for visual artists, will be held April 10-11 at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 720 Sheridan Ave., Cody. CLICK! features keynote speakers, panels, and sessions on a variety of topics, hands-on sessions in the Center of the West’s five museums, and other fun art events. Presenters
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Ozymandian Theater improv group celebrates a decade of laughter

From a wayward post on Facebook: In 2005 the cast of Ozymandian Theater took to the stage in Cheyenne in anticipation that eventually they would all be thrown into jail for violating various city ordinances in regards to public decency. 10 years (and dozens of acquittals) later Ozy Theater (and their various lawyers) are thrilled
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Modern dance, vertical dance and ballet on tap at UW March 31-April 2

From a UW press release: Original works that incorporate contemporary modern dance, ballet and vertical dance will be presented Tuesday, March 31-Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre. “Inside/Out” continues the UW Department of Theatre and Dance production series. Tickets cost $14 for
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Fall 2015 Casper College courses explores the Holocaust through graphic novels

Enroll now for “Drawn to Annihilation: The Holocaust presented in graphic novel form,” a pair of fall 2015 Casper College “Learning Communities” classes taught by Dr. Joseph Campbell (English) and Lance Jones (History). Here’s a short description: The Holocaust, the destruction of European Jews and others by National Socialist Germany and her allies during the
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April 3 concert adds a splash of art to UW Wilderness Festival

From a University of Wyoming press release: The University of Wyoming’s Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Club will host a series of events April 1-4 focusing on wilderness in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountains. “We seek, through the UW Wilderness Festival, to facilitate a statewide discussion among concerned citizens and wilderness stewards about the future
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