Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming photos just what "Doc" ordered

“Lake Marie Sunrise,” digital photograph by Doc Thissen, 2007 Daniel “Doc” Thissen of Laramie is the latest addition to the Wyoming Arts Council’s Artist Image Registry (AIR). Doc spends a lot of time traveling the roads and back-country of Wyoming “seeking unusual photographic opportunities.” He took the above photo of Lake Marie in the Snowy
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Kennedy essay in fall issue of Puerto del Sol

A new essay by Laramie’s Jeffe Kennedy, “Hemlock & Mistletoe,” will appear in the fall issue of Puerto del Sol magazine, published by New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Here’s an excerpt from Jeffe’s website: For the first time in my life, I could not decorate for Christmas. It almost makes me weep to
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Californian Kay Ryan named U.S. Poet Laureate

The Library of Congress announced on Thursday that California poet Kay Ryan will serve as the 16th U.S. Poet Laureate, succeeding New England poet Charles Simic. Ryan was born in California in 1945 and grew up in the small towns of the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert. She received both a bachelor’s and
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AVA fired up about Raku workshop

Family Day July 19 at UW Art Museum

From a UW press release: The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s second annual Family Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 19. Families are invited to meet internationally-known artist Patrick Dougherty, observe his work-in-progress on Prexy’s Pasture and create their own sculptures. Dougherty will talk with families about his unique sculpture created from saplings. Families will
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Auditions Aug. 4-6 for "Oliver!" in Cheyenne

Auditions for the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players’ production of “Oliver!” are August 4, 5 and 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Mary Godfrey Playhouse in Cheyenne. Children and young people (5-18 years old) ONLY on August 4. Adults, children and young people may all audition August 5 and 6, with child and youth try outs first
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Auditions Aug. 4-6 for "Oliver!" in Cheyenne

Auditions for the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players’ production of “Oliver!” are August 4, 5 and 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Mary Godfrey Playhouse in Cheyenne. Children and young people (5-18 years old) ONLY on August 4. Adults, children and young people may all audition August 5 and 6, with child and youth try outs first
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C.J. Box joins bookfest fiction panel

C.J. Box, author of the Joe Pickett mystery novels, will join the Equality State Book Festival’s panel of fiction writers Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper. Box’s eighth book, Blood Trail, the latest in the travails of Wyoming Game and Fish Warden Joe Pickett, came out in May from Putnam to
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Dean Peterson wins two Telly bronze awards

Dean Petersen, the very talented videographer with the State Parks and Cultural Resources Public Information Office, recently learned that he won two Telly bronze awards for his documentaries, “Wyoming Folks: Folk Art Encounters in the Cowboy State,” and “Lee Alley: Back From War.”According to sponsoring organization’s web site:“The Telly Awards honor the very best local,
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Food costs put crimp in arts program

A plea from the AVA Center in Gillette: Higher Food Costs are Hurting AVA’s Art & Leadership Program!If you have extra food to donate, the Art & Leadership Program can use your help. We could use fruits, veggies, bread, wraps, granola bars, bagels, crackers, pretzels, lunch meat, cheese, etc. If you bring it, we’ll use
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