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Hot topic at Western Arts Alliance Institute: “Creative placemaking: Building community or displacing it?”

This information/invitation comes from the Western Arts Alliance in Portland, Oregon. It will hold its annual gathering in San Antonio on Nov. 5-8. This year’s theme is “The Emerging Latino Majority:” Creative Placemaking is the hot new buzzword in arts funding. Artplace America, a consortium of 12 major foundations supporting creative placemaking, defines it as
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Next “Art of the Hunt” artist demonstration day is Nov. 1

The “Art of the Hunt” exhibit stages another artist demonstration day at the Wyoming State Museum in downtown Cheyenne on Saturday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating artists include Tom Mulhern, who carves wooden fish; Jack Mease, rawhide braider; quilter Sandy Pistano; and Jerry Andersen, who creates crafts from antlers. The event
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Nature and travel writer Kurt Caswell to judge Blanchan & Doubleday writing competitions

We thought you’d like to know more about Kurt Caswell, the judge for this year’s Blanchan and Doubleday writing awards. Here’s Kurt’s bio: Kurt Caswell was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and grew up in the Cascade Range in Oregon. He has lived in Idaho off and on since 1987. He has worked as a teacher
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Hot topic at Western Arts Alliance Institute: “Creative placemaking: Building community or displacing it?”

This information/invitation comes from the Western Arts Alliance in Portland, Oregon. It will hold its annual gathering in San Antonio on Nov. 5-8. This year’s theme is “The Emerging Latino Majority:” Creative Placemaking is the hot new buzzword in arts funding. Artplace America, a consortium of 12 major foundations supporting creative placemaking, defines it as
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art of the hunt bridle

Next “Art of the Hunt” artist demonstration day is Nov. 1

The “Art of the Hunt” exhibit stages another artist demonstration day at the Wyoming State Museum in downtown Cheyenne on Saturday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating artists include Tom Mulhern, who carves wooden fish; Jack Mease, rawhide braider; quilter Sandy Pistano; and Jerry Andersen, who creates crafts from antlers. The event
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Nature and travel writer Kurt Caswell to judge Blanchan & Doubleday writing competitions

We thought you’d like to know more about Kurt Caswell, the judge for this year’s Blanchan and Doubleday writing awards. Here’s Kurt’s bio: Kurt Caswell was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and grew up in the Cascade Range in Oregon. He has lived in Idaho off and on since 1987. He has worked as a teacher
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Reception Oct. 22 for Kit White’s exhibit of abstract landscapes

In Josh Rhoten’s article in today’s Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, artist Kit White describes his work this way: “I refer to my paintings as metaphorical landscapes…. I am very much a student of American painting and especially early 20th century American abstractionist … who saw in nature a variety of form that allowed them to create images
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Public invited to attend Wyoming Arts Council Board events Nov. 6-7 in Sheridan

The Wyoming Arts Council will hold its quarterly board meeting in Sheridan on Nov. 6-7. It will be held in the Sagebrush Community Art Center, 201 E. Fifth St. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, the board will convene in the Sagebrush Community Arts Center to adjudicate Governor’s Arts Awards nominations, hear reports,
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Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund board to met in Lander Nov. 10-11

From a Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources press release: The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund (WCTF) board will meet at the Lander Library, Carnegie Building, 451 N. 2nd Street, on November 10-11. The meeting will focus on review and award of October grant applications. The board will also review the draft long-range plan and
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Call for entries: Ethan Allen Holiday Art Fair in Loveland, Colorado

This call for entries comes from Ethan Allen’s Loveland (CO) Design Center. The WAC has confirmed that Wyoming artists are eligible to apply for this juried art fair: Dear Art Friend, At Ethan Allen we understand the importance of having art in our lives, and this holiday season, our Loveland Design Center would like to
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UW’s Dr. Rachel Sailor discusses history of photography in the West Oct. 21

The public is invited to join the Albany County Historical Society Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 7:30 p.m. at the Laramie Plains Museum, 603 E. Ivinson to hear from University of Wyoming professor Dr. Rachel Sailor on the history of photography in the American West. Sailor earned her B.A. in Art History from Oregon State University,
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Author Nancy Weidel will sign copies of her new book Oct. 22 at State Museum

Nancy Weidel, author of the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series, will be on hand to sign her new book “Wyoming Historic Ranches” October 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wyoming State Museum. Weidel’s book discusses the Wyoming cattle industry and focuses on famous Wyoming cattle baron ranches, as
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Laramie Artists Project presents “Touchstone Laramie” Nov. 15-16