Wyoming Arts Council

Nelson & Larsen at Colo. Cowboy Gathering

Two talented Wyomingites — Andy Nelson (shown in photo) of Pinedale and Chuck Larsen of Saratoga — will be performing at the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering Jan. 13-18 at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities in suburban Denver. Andy is on the Wyoming Arts Council’s artists’ roster. Here’s the line-up: Award-winning Utah singer/songwriter
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Robert Burns celebration at Casper College

This press release comes from Lisa Icenogle at Casper College: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Casper College will host the Second Annual Burns Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Nicolaysen Art Museum. Tickets are on sale through Wednesday, Jan. 14, for the traditional Scottish dinner and entertainment. The evening
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What about Marian the Librarian?

From a Teton County Public Library press release: They have more cardholders than VISA, more items than FedEx and more outlets than McDonald’s. Meet America’s librarians when Teton County Library shows, “The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians through Film,” followed by a Q&A with Film Director and Librarian Ann Seidl. Watch how this full-length
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Central High students stage Cole Porter

Cheyenne’s Wyoming Tribune-Eagle launched a series in today’s edition that will follow Central High School students as they prepare for the school”s 2009 musical “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter. The series is by reporter Becky Orr. Today’s installment looks at the audition and rehearsal processes. Here’s an excerpt: The cluttered stage looks nothing like it
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Funding available for documentary projects

Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University “is intended to fund collaborative work between a writer and a photographer in the formative or fieldwork stages of a documentary project.”Submissions on any subject are welcome. At the end of one year, prizewinners are invited to come to Durham, N.C., to
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Photo contest postcards now at AVA Center

Call for entries: VSA Arts script contest

Download the official rules and guidelines here. Download the official application here.

Cheyenne-raised filmmaker is on shortlist for Academy Award in documentary category

In November, Filmmaker Magazine reported that “They Killed Sister Dorothy,” a film by Daniel Junge, who grew up in Cheyenne, has been named to the shortlist of 15 titles in the best documentary category for the Academy Awards. The five finalists will be announced Jan. 22 and the awards show will air on Feb. 22.
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See you after Christmas

The blog editors will be off for the rest of the week, so no more postings after today. We here at the WAC hope you all have a great Holiday season!

Here's a little Christmas poem to warm your heart

American Life in Poetry: Column 195 by Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate 2004-2006. “Here is a poem, much like a prayer, in which the Michigan poet Conrad Hilberry asks for no more than a little flare of light, an affirmation, at the end of a long, cold Christmas day.” Christmas Night by Conrad Hillberry Let
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