Wyoming Arts Council

Big West Arts Festival

The Big West Arts Festival celebrates its third year as a large cultural event on the front lawn of the Sheridan College campus in Sheridan, Wyoming. Its site is nestled in the valley with the dramatic Big Horn Mountains to the west and the spacious, wide-open plains to the east. Sheridan lies midway between the
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Joseph Califano at Laramie County Library

The Mental Health and Substance Abuse services of The Wyoming Health Department presents the author of High Society: How Substance Abuse Ravages America and What to Do About It, Joseph A. Califano, Jr. speaking on his book at the Laramie County Library in the Cottonwood Room on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, from 3:00 to 4:30
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Light blogging during Christmas holiday

Blogging will be sporadic, possibly non-existent, for the next four days as we close down our Cheyenne offices for Christmas Eve and Christmas. We’ll see you back on the blog on Dec. 26.Merry Christmas!Mike Shay and Linda Coatney

Kudos for Bob Cherry’s new novel

New West book section editor Jenny Shank penned a favorable review today of Bob Cherry’s new novel, “Moving Serafina,” just released by Texas Christian University Press in Fort Worth. Bob lives and writes in Cody.Here are the opening lines from Jenny’s review: “In his new novel, Moving Serafina, Wyoming writer Bob Cherry has woven the
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Kudos for Bob Cherry's new novel

New West book section editor Jenny Shank penned a favorable review today of Bob Cherry’s new novel, “Moving Serafina,” just released by Texas Christian University Press in Fort Worth. Bob lives and writes in Cody.Here are the opening lines from Jenny’s review: “In his new novel, Moving Serafina, Wyoming writer Bob Cherry has woven the
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NEA NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

New Arts Endowment initiative will enhance the ability of the nation’s nonprofit theaters to bring new work to full production.The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today announced a new program, the NEA New Play Development Project (NPDP), to help the nation’s nonprofit theaters bring more new plays to full production. The national program will
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Grand Teton Music Festival Presents…

Winter Chamber Music Friday, January 11, 7:30 p.m. — Strings and Piano, featuring festival musicians as the University of Utah Chamber Players — Hasse Borup on violin; Roberta Zalkind on viola; Amy Leung on cello; Heather Connor on piano. Friday, February 15, 7:30 p.m. — Brass Quintet, featuring Festival Musicians from the Houston Symphony —
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The Eggstraordinary Eggxhibit

( The egg at right was entered as the Wyoming offering in the White House state egg display for 2007. It was done by Illinois artist Phillip M. LeDonne) The Wyoming decorated egg saga continues as the mailing for entries to the upcoming aforementioned exhibit has been mailed out. Interested artists can apply in one
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CWC Library receives grant for Jordan visit

Our librarian pals at the Central Wyoming College Library in Riverton report on their blog that they’ve “recently received notice that the Wyoming Humanities Council approved our grant application to fund Teresa Jordan’s visit in April. Jordan is the author of the Western classic, Riding the White Horse Home about her experience growing up on
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More poetry

From Ted Kooser: There’s that old business about the tree falling in the middle of the forest with no one to hear it: does it make a noise? Here Linda Gregg, of New York, offers us a look at an elegant beauty that can be presumed to exist and persist without an observer. EleganceAll that
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