Wyoming Arts Council

Dana Gioia will step down as chair of National Endowment for the Arts in January 2009

Dana Gioia announced today that he will resign in January 2009 as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. The poet and former corporate CEO took the job at the NEA in 2003. He has accepted a half-time position directing the arts programs for the Aspen Institute, with offices in Washington, D.C., and Aspen,
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Bill Harney art work

Art work by Yidumduma Bill Harney

Yidumduma Bill Harney in Wyoming during September

Yidumduma Bill Harney is recognized throughout the world as an artist of high esteem on many different stages. He is a master storyteller, songman, didjeridoo player/maker, painter, and writer. All his art forms have the deepest roots in the celebration of his Wardaman Aboriginal heritage and his unique ability to “walk in both worlds” and
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"In Citizen’s Garb" at Wyo. State Museum

An exhibit exploring the way dress and life changed for many Southern Plains Native Americans during the late-1800s is on display at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne through October 5.“In Citizen’s Garb: Southern Plains Native Americans, 1889-1891,” examines the ways dress -– and life -– changed for the Kiowa, Comanche and affiliated tribes during
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"In Citizen's Garb" at Wyo. State Museum

An exhibit exploring the way dress and life changed for many Southern Plains Native Americans during the late-1800s is on display at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne through October 5.“In Citizen’s Garb: Southern Plains Native Americans, 1889-1891,” examines the ways dress -– and life -– changed for the Kiowa, Comanche and affiliated tribes during
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Where for art thou, Antimetabole?

What is antimetabole and where can you find out more about it? Here’s an article on its prominence in recent political speeches: http://www.slate.com/id/2199536/

David Gonzalez performance in Gillette

Get ’em while they’re hot: writing workshops

Laurie Lye and Tom Rea, Equality State Book Festival co-directors, send this information on the fest’s writing workshops: There’s still space available in the writing workshops Sept. 18 and 19 at the Equality State Book Festival in Casper. Space in each workshop is limited to 20 students, however, and we wanted to give you this
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Get 'em while they're hot: writing workshops

Laurie Lye and Tom Rea, Equality State Book Festival co-directors, send this information on the fest’s writing workshops: There’s still space available in the writing workshops Sept. 18 and 19 at the Equality State Book Festival in Casper. Space in each workshop is limited to 20 students, however, and we wanted to give you this
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Japan Arts Day Sept. 20 in Casper

The “Japan Arts Day” celebration will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. in the John F. Welsh Auditorium at Natrona County High School. Admission is free. The event will feature Taiko and Koto music performed by Toni. Y. Yagami, Lance B. Acker, and Jungo Shigeta (shown in photo) Sponsored by The Consulate General
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