Wyoming Arts Council

Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering

The Fifth Annual Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering will be held July 18-20 in Encampment, with activities ranging from a stick horse rodeo and melodrama to cowboy music and poetry. The Cowboy Gathering begins Friday evening, July 18, with a cowboy shootout at 6 p.m. by The Gunslingers. This comedy performance about the Old West is
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GTMF holds open rehearsals each Friday

The Grand Teton Music Festival holds open rehearsals at 10 a.m. in Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village on the following dates: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 and August 15. According to the GTMF web site, it’s “a unique opportunity for listeners to observe the Festival Orchestra in preparation, as
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Bill Studebaker, Idaho poet who often toured Wyoming, dies in kayaking accident

Some of you may remember talented Idaho poet Bill Studebaker from his Tumblewords tours of Wyoming in the 1990s. This sad news about Bill comes from today’s Idaho Statesman newspaper: Family and friends of the late Idaho poet and kayaker Bill Studebaker, who died while kayaking on the Salmon River last Friday, will hold a
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"Artistic Discovery 2008" exhibits student art

Visitors to Cheyenne can take in the annual summer gallery exhibit of student artwork at the Wyoming Arts Council.“Artistic Discovery 2008” showcases 24 two-dimensional and a dozen three-dimensional works by Wyoming students. The work was displayed in April at the annual High School Art Symposium in Casper. Outside judges selected 25 2-D pieces for Congressionaql
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"Artistic Discovery 2008" exhibits student art

Visitors to Cheyenne can take in the annual summer gallery exhibit of student artwork at the Wyoming Arts Council.“Artistic Discovery 2008” showcases 24 two-dimensional and a dozen three-dimensional works by Wyoming students. The work was displayed in April at the annual High School Art Symposium in Casper. Outside judges selected 25 2-D pieces for Congressionaql
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New roster artist: Rod McQueary

Rod McQueary is a cowboy poet from Recluse in Campbell County. Rod has been performing cowboy poetry and humor for the better part of twenty years. While best known for humor, he is most proud of his collaborations with fellow cowboy poet Bill Jones, with whom he coauthored an acclaimed healing series of poetic work
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Register online now for Equality State Bookfest workshops, book fair and banquet

The Equality State Book Festival offers a slick new online system to register for the event’s workshops, banquet and book fair. We may be a bit biased because we serve on the ESBF planning committee. But we also understand the difficulties in assembling a registration system for any event. The Wyoming Arts Council still is
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Eagle Spirit Dancers in Lander July 9

Eagle Spirit Dancers of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe perform their living history by demonstrating traditional dances on Wednesday, July 9, 7 p.m., at the Museum of the American West, 1445 W. Main St., Lander. Join in a friendship dance after the main performance. Free.FMI: 307-335-8778, www.amwest.org.

July 21 lecture on Hawaiian quilting

Hawaiian quilter Nancy Lee Chong will talk about her work and conduct a trunk show on Monday, July 21, 7 p.m., at Creative Ministries, 600 Carlson Rd., Cheyenne. Admission is free for members of Cheyenne Heritage Quilters; $5 for non-members.FMI: 307-638-2002.

Off Square Theatre Company in Jackson presents "Always… Patsy Cline"

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