Wyoming Arts Council

Wyomingites on stage at Arvada Center

The 19th annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be held Jan. 10-13 at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities’ Main Stage Theater. According to a press release, “this four-day roundup features some of the world’s best rhyming, yarn-spinners, sagebrush side-ticklers, yodelers, singers and western musicians. Our January 2008 event will pay tribute to
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Equality State Bookfest set for Sept. 18-20

The Equality State Book Festival planning committee has set the dates for its second annual event for Sept. 18-20. Events will take place at various Casper venues, including Casper College and the Nicolaysen Art Museum. As we did in 2006, the Wyoming Arts Council plans to hold its annual reading of creative writing fellowship winners
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Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund awards more than $700,000 in 2007 grants

Renee Bovee, our former Wyoming Arts Council colleague and now Wyoming Cultural Trust administrator, sent this press release: Wyoming’s citizens and visitors enjoyed an enhanced calendar of cultural events and activities during 2007 thanks to the initial year of funding by the state’s Cultural Trust Fund and the granting of more than $700,000. Additionally, through
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Ann Ward offers tie-dye class at AVA

John Byrne Cooke on war reporting

Teton County Library presents an author talk with Jackson author John Byrne Cooke, who explores the enduring tensions between a free press and government during times of war in his new book. Cooke will discuss his book, “Reporting the War: Freedom of the Press from the American Revolution to the War on Terrorism” on Wednesday,
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Call for entries: Paddlefish

PADDLEFISH, Mount Marty College’s literary journal is now accepting submissions for its 2008 issue. The editors are interested in poetry, short/short fiction (2,500 words or less), graphic fiction, nonfiction, illustrated essays, graphic memoir, and narrative documentary photography in all genres and styles. Its online extension is also accepting a variety of media arts including: video,
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Keown painting featured in national magazine

Laramie watercolor artist Joy Keown dropped into the Wyoming Arts Council today while she was in Cheyenne. She dropped off a copy of the February 2008 Watercolor Artist magazine out of Cincinnati. Joy’s piece, “Buffalo Bull,” was featured in the magazine’s “Best of 2007” section. The Wyoming Watercolor Society honored “Buffalo Bull” with its Best
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Call for entries: E. Nebraska Vets’ Home

From a press release: The Eastern Nebraska Veteran’s Home announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) and Direct Purchase call for two-dimensional interior wall artwork to be installed within the newly constructed ENVH facility. This request for proposals/direct purchase project competition is open to all professional public artists or artist teams from throughout the United States,
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Call for entries: E. Nebraska Vets' Home

From a press release: The Eastern Nebraska Veteran’s Home announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) and Direct Purchase call for two-dimensional interior wall artwork to be installed within the newly constructed ENVH facility. This request for proposals/direct purchase project competition is open to all professional public artists or artist teams from throughout the United States,
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High Plains novel hits the stage

“Plainsong,” Kent Haruf’s award-winning novel about life on Colorado’s High Plains, struck a chord with readers in Wyoming. Haruf was one of the presenters at the 2005 Literary Connection in Cheyenne, sharing the podium with his pal, Wyoming’s Mark Spragg, author of “An Unfinished Life.” Both of these chroniclers of rural life in the Rocky
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