Wyoming Arts Council

Poetry & hip-hop highlight women's issues

From a UW press release: An evening of hip-hop, poetry and audience interaction, “Two Voices: Gender and Social Justice Through the Prism of Poetry,” will be held Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium as part of Women’s History Month. The event, free and open to the
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New brochures have tips, list programs

The arts council has just received two of our newly redesigned brochures: the Arts Advocacy Tips brochure, a do’s and don’ts guide for advocating, and the Wyoming Arts Council overview brochure that lists all of our grant categories, agency programs and opportunities for organizations, schools, and individual artists. If you would like a copy of
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Laura Jane Musser Fund in Minnesota seeks grantees

LAURA JANE MUSSER FUND ARTS FUNDING GUIDELINES In recognition of Laura Jane Musser’s life-long commitment to excellence in the arts, and with awareness that pivotal and life-changing experience can occur for individuals through introduction to and participation in the arts, The Laura Jane Musser Fund hopes to encourage and excite a wider population to appreciate,
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Flutist opens Native American Business Expo

Flutist Andrew Vasquez will perform at the opening reception for the eighth annual Native American Business Expo on Wednesday, April 23, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Pronghorn Lodge, 150 E. Main St. in Lander. Tickets for the Expo – which includes the reception – are $75 before April 9 and $90 after. The Expo events will
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Reminder: WyoPoets Workshop coming in April

A one-day poetry workshop honoring National Poetry Month featuring poet & artist Dawn Senior-Trask will be presented by WyoPoets, on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at the Hampton Inn,Casper, Wyoming. Registration is $30 before March 31st and includes a critique of one poem byDawn Trask. After 3/31, the fee will be $35 and does NOT include
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Wyoming author John Nesbitt chosen as finalist

In an e-mail from John: I was informed a few days ago that my novel Raven Springs was picked as a Western Writers of America Spur Awards Finalist in the Best Original Mass-Market Paperback category. The novel is the third in a mini-series of crossover western-mysteries I have written about a character named Jimmy Clevis.
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Grant funds "Contemporary Dance Concert"

A “Contemporary Dance Concert,” funded by a Wyoming Arts Council American Masterpices/New Deal grant, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 28 and 29 and April 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the Scifers Dance Performance Theatre at Casper College in Casper. The work was choreographed by Jodi Youmans-Jones. FMI: http://www.caspercollege.edu/.

Grant funds "Contemporary Dance Concert"

A “Contemporary Dance Concert,” funded by a Wyoming Arts Council American Masterpices/New Deal grant, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 28 and 29 and April 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the Scifers Dance Performance Theatre at Casper College in Casper. The work was choreographed by Jodi Youmans-Jones. FMI: http://www.caspercollege.edu/.

Visiting prof explores politics of blues music

From a UW press release: Ulrich Adelt, the University of Wyoming’s 2007-08 visiting assistant professor in African American Studies, will lecture Tuesday, April 1, on the politics of blues music.Adelt’s presentation, titled “Just Play the Blues: African-Americans, Afro-Germans, white Germans and the Politics of Primitivism,” begins at 6 p.m. in Room 142 of the UW
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Fuller’s new book explores oil patch death

Jackson writer Alexandra Fuller will hit the road May 8 with her new book, The Legend of Colton H. Bryant. On Friday, May 16, she’ll conduct an author’s talk and book signing in Evanston, hometown of the book’s subject. The event will be held at the Uinta County Library, 307 Main St., with a 5:30
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