Wyoming Arts Council

"Short Film Challenge" for filmmakers

Independent Feature Project (IFP) Phoenix’s FOUR SEASONS SHORT FILM CHALLENGE is a year-long competition with winning filmmakers taking home cash, prizes and bragging rights! ROUND THREE — WINTER: The holidays and the New Year’s Resolution brings out something in everyone. Make a three-minute film with that theme; the genre is up to you! The top
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Apply now for Wyoming Writers, Inc., contest

Wyoming Writers 2008 Writing Contest is open to all Wyoming residents and non-residents. All works must be original and in English. Previously published material or work accepted or under consideration for publication elsewhere, or entered in another contest simultaneously, is NOT eligible. Work that has previously placed or received honorable mention in a Wyoming Writers,
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Downs’ "Cockeyed" debuts in Cheyenne

“Cockeyed,” a play by UW Theatre Dept. professor (and Governor’s Arts Awards recipient) William Missouri Downs, will be presented Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 6-9 at the Historic Atlas Theatre in downtown Cheyenne. Thursday-Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. The play, directed by Patti Kelly, features Brooks Reeves, Sarah
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Downs' "Cockeyed" debuts in Cheyenne

“Cockeyed,” a play by UW Theatre Dept. professor (and Governor’s Arts Awards recipient) William Missouri Downs, will be presented Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 6-9 at the Historic Atlas Theatre in downtown Cheyenne. Thursday-Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. The play, directed by Patti Kelly, features Brooks Reeves, Sarah
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Young Musicians, Inc., receives NEA grant

Young Musicians, Inc., in Evanston has received a $10,000 Challenge America Fast-Track grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. YMI Director Carolee Bowen says that the funds will be used for its Music, Art and Technology Camp. The NEA’s Patrice Powell said that 115 Challenge America Fast-Track grants totaling $1,150,000 were
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Johnson County holiday happenings

The Children’s Theatre presents The Shoemaker and the Elves. Performance dates are November 16 at 7:00 p.m. and November 17 at 1:00 p.m. in the Buffalo High School Auditorium. A Christmas Melodrama, written by local playwright Daithi O’Donnchadha, will be performed at 7:00 p.m. on December 18 and 19 in the lobby of the Occidental
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Cloud Peak Symphony plays Mussorgsky

The Cloud Peak Symphony of Sheridan and Buffalo kicks off the 2007-2008 season with a program at the WYO Theater on Sunday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, and the overture to Die Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber. In addition to the concert
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Concerto for coffee cans and cellos

From a UW press release: Wind chimes, clock coils, coffee cans and plumber’s pipes will accompany violins, cellos and oboes for a concert at the University of Wyoming Monday, Nov. 19. UW Department of Music faculty members will perform innovative composer Lou Harrison’s “Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra” at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine
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Randy Oestman begins new post here at WAC as Community Development and The Arts specialist

New program manager, Randy Oestman, says, “I’m excited to begin this new chapter of my professional career with the Division of Parks and Cultural Resources and in joining the team at the Wyoming Arts Council. Having lived most of my life in Wyoming it will be a tremendous honor to meet and engage artists and
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Barbara Graham releases new book

This just in from Barbara Graham about her new book,Murder by Serpents: East Tennessee Sheriff Tony Abernathy finds himself searching for a murderer. Who killed a snake-handling preacher–using his own snakes as the weapon? Aided in his search by his wife, Theo, a quilt shop owner and mother of two boys, Tony must dig through
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