Wyoming Arts Council

Creativity through chocolate recipes

This cordial invitation comes from the Lander Art Center: It is time once again for our annual Valentine Wine and Chocolate Tasting Event. The party begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, at the Art Center, 224 Main St., and will feature chocolate desserts from Lander’s professional chefs as well as your own creations!
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S.D. Gov’s budget eliminates state arts agency

One of our neighboring states is experiencing an arts funding crisis. Peter Harriman at the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Argus Leader reports this sobering news: Gov. Mike Rounds on Thursday outlined $46.2 million in proposed budget cuts in the next two years that would span almost 40 programs and cut 76 full-time jobs within the state.
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S.D. Gov's budget eliminates state arts agency

One of our neighboring states is experiencing an arts funding crisis. Peter Harriman at the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Argus Leader reports this sobering news: Gov. Mike Rounds on Thursday outlined $46.2 million in proposed budget cuts in the next two years that would span almost 40 programs and cut 76 full-time jobs within the state.
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AVA Center offers full line-up of art classes

Line-up announced for JH Writers Conference

Tim Sandlin announces the line-up for the 17th annual Jackson Hole Writers Conference June 25-28 in Jackson: Featuring Jill Conner Browne (pictured) Fiction: Tony Earley; Julia Glass; Craig Johnson Nonfiction: William Powers; Ted Kerasote Magazine & Travel Writing: Chuck Sambuchino, Writer’s Digest; Allison Adato, Editor at People Young Adult: Terry Davis, Chris Crutcher, Roz Monette
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Public Information Office promotes Poetry Out Loud and earns WPA award

Milward Simpson, director of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, sends this news: Please join me in congratulating Gary Schoene and our Public Information Office staff on the recognition they received during the recent Wyoming Press Association convention at the Plains Hotel here in Cheyenne. The SPCR PIO was presented with a
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Renowned comedy troupe visits UW

From a UW press release: Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre, The Second City, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom in Laramie. The free performance will feature some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City’s 45-plus year history. Founded in Chicago in 1959, The
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In Memoriam: Jean Healy of Worland

One-time Wyoming Arts Council board member Jean Elizabeth Bailey Healy of Worland died Monday, Jan. 19, at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after a long-term battle with the side effects of radiation treatment for a brain tumor in 1991. She was 63. A Minnesota native, Jean was instrumental in the establishment of the Washakie Museum.
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Roster panel completes deliberations

WAC staff and panelists just wrapped up deliberations to decide new additions to the artists’ roster. The panel’s selections now go to the next quarterly meeting of the WAC board Feb. 12-13 in Cheyenne. Once the board gives its approval, the list of new roster artists will be announced on this blog and elsewhere. WAC
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Judges announced for visual arts fellowships

Judges for the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2009 visual arts fellowships are: Lawrence Argent, Denver, artist, sculptor and arts professor at University of DenverGina Ruggeri, Brooklyn, N.Y., painter and visiting professor in the Vassar College art departmentGreg Esser, Phoenix, artist, arts advocate and director of the Roosevelt Row Artists’ District in downtown Phoenix Fellowship applications will
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