Wyoming Arts Council

Opera lurking just across the border

We bring you this in our continuing effort to bring news to opera-starved Wyomingites about opera events in adjacent states: Buy Tickets With No Fees! On Saturday, August 16, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., join us at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in downtown Denver for a special presale event. Buy tickets for the Frederica von
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WAC board meets Aug. 14-15 in Rock Springs

The Wyoming Arts Council will hold its quarterly board meeting on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 14-15, at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs. On Thursday, Aug. 14, you are invited to attend the board’s “public comment session” at 3 p.m. in Room 1003 at WWCC. Join the WAC board on Friday, Aug. 15, 3-6
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UW Art Museum hiring Master Teacher

The University of Wyoming Art Museum is hiring a master teacher. Position search closes on Sept. 15. Here are some details: The University of Wyoming Art Museum seeks a Master Teacher, to work full-time in the museum’s education department under the supervision of the Education Curator. This position was implemented as part of a Pilot
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Plan now for 25th annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada

You may find this hard to believe, but the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada, is already celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Cowboy Poetry Gathering Jan. 24-31, 2009.There’s a huge line-up for this year’s gathering: The Three Amigos (Michael Martin Murphey, Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell), Riders in the Sky, Cowboy Celtic, Baxter Black,
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Meet the bookfest authors: Mark Jenkins

Laramie’s Mark Jenkins is a critically acclaimed author, internationally recognized journalist, and renowned speaker. As a field staff writer for National Geographic, Jenkins covers the globe writing and speaking about geopolitical issues, from opium smuggling in Afghanistan to HIV/AIDS in Botswana, ethnic cleansing in Burma to mountaineering in Pakistan. The author of four books, To
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Homer’s Odyssey depicts eclipse

From the National Geographic News by Richard A. Lovett “The sun has perished out of heaven, and an evil mist has overspread the world.” With those words from The Odyssey, Homer laid down not a prophecy of doom but a description of a real-world total solar eclipse, scientific sleuths announced. It has been known for
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Homer's Odyssey depicts eclipse

From the National Geographic News by Richard A. Lovett “The sun has perished out of heaven, and an evil mist has overspread the world.” With those words from The Odyssey, Homer laid down not a prophecy of doom but a description of a real-world total solar eclipse, scientific sleuths announced. It has been known for
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Documentary captures three Emmy nominations

The documentary “Operation Homecoming,” based on the National Endowment of the Arts’ (NEA) remarkable anthology and program on wartime writing, has been nominated for three Emmy® Awards in the News & Documentary category. The film, which aired on PBS in April 2007 as part of the America at a Crossroads series, was nominated for Outstanding
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Wyoming artists may feel the chill this winter

Artists have to fill some basic needs in order to create. We need food, water, some sort of roof over our heads, and a heating source to keep us warm. The costs of these necessities are rising rapidly. As you may have heard, utility costs this winter may rise as much as 70 percent. If
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Meet the bookfest authors: Laurie Kutchins

Laurie Kutchins will be returning home when she travels from Virginia to the Equality State Book Festival Sept. 18-20 in Casper. Kutchins is the author of three books of poems: Slope of the Child Everlasting (BOA Editions Ltd., 2007), The Night Path (BOA Editions) and Between Towns (Texas Tech University Press). The Night Path received
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