Wyoming Arts Council

Flash flood swamps Cheyenne Civic Center

A flash flood Tuesday night dumped more than 500,000 gallons of water into the Cheyenne Civic Center, home of the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra. The flood damaged electrical equipment, buckled a wooden floor, and swamped a grand piano. According to the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle: Although the theater itself wasn’t damaged, two events at the Civic Center have
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Music & Poetry Series Aug. 11 at Jazz Spot

The ARTCORE Music & Poetry Series presents musician Kenny Garrett and writer Susan Anderson on Monday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m., at The Jazz Spot in Casper. Kenny Garrett is a Casper native who has, for the last thirty plus years, traveled and played music throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, touring with
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Music & Poetry Series Aug. 11 at Jazz Spot

The ARTCORE Music & Poetry Series presents musician Kenny Garrett and writer Susan Anderson on Monday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m., at The Jazz Spot in Casper. Kenny Garrett is a Casper native who has, for the last thirty plus years, traveled and played music throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, touring with
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Creative writing fellowship winners announced

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 creative writing fellowships in fiction. They are Doug Reitinger, Sheridan; Valerie Pexton, Laramie; and Kevin Holdsworth, Green River. Each of the writers will receive a $3,000 prize. They also will receive a $500 stipend to read their work at the Equality State
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Inaugural Wyoming Plein Air exhibit Aug. 9

The inaugural Wyoming Plein Air exhibition will be presented by The Link Gallery in partnership with the Deselms Fine Art in Cheyenne. The artists will paint on location from Aug. 1-8. On Saturday, Aug. 9, a “quick draw” will be held outside of the downtown Cheyenne Depot Museum from 8:30-10:30 a.m. An auction will follow
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Meet the bookfest authors: Lawrence Woods

Here’s another installment of a series of profiles of authors participating in the Equality State Book Festival in Casper Sept. 18-20: Lawrence M. Woods, of Worland, Wyoming has written widely on Wyoming’s past. His books include Alex Swan and the Swan Companies (Arthur H. Clark, 2006); Edward Shelley’s Journal, 1856-61: A Victorian Remittance Man (2005);
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Off Square’s Studio Series begins Aug. 7

Jackson’s Off Square Theatre Company’s acclaimed Studio Series returns for 2008 on Thursday, Aug. 7, through Saturday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m., with four edgy productions in the new Studio Theater in the Center for the Arts.The series starts with the funny and moving one-man show about what happens when a man loses his identity as
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Off Square's Studio Series begins Aug. 7

Jackson’s Off Square Theatre Company’s acclaimed Studio Series returns for 2008 on Thursday, Aug. 7, through Saturday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m., with four edgy productions in the new Studio Theater in the Center for the Arts.The series starts with the funny and moving one-man show about what happens when a man loses his identity as
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Meet the bookfest authors: Mallory Burton

Mallory Burton (pictured at right with the one that didn’t get away) lives in British Columbia, Canada, where she works as the Provincial Coordinator for the Universal Design for Learning Project. She has written for magazines such as Fly Fishing, Fly Rod & Reel, and Gray’s Sporting Journal and published two books, Reading the Water
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Warning from Ron: Don’t type on this cake!

Wyomingarts strives to keep track of those artists, writers and performers who have wandered away from Wyoming. Well-traveled writer Ron Franscell grew up in Casper, made an impact as a journalist and editor in Gillette, and won a FY 1996 Wyoming Arts Council creative writing fellowship. He writes to us with news — both professional
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