Wyoming Arts Council

"Blue Things" and "Green Things" from Green River writer Bo Moore

Green River’s Bo Moore sends word that she’s just published two photo books with a new publishing system called Blurb. According to Bo: “It’s worked so well that I’m publishing two more. Take a look: you can preview the first 15 pages online. It’s a book release, and you’re invited — check out my new
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"Blue Things" and "Green Things" from Green River writer Bo Moore

Green River’s Bo Moore sends word that she’s just published two photo books with a new publishing system called Blurb. According to Bo: “It’s worked so well that I’m publishing two more. Take a look: you can preview the first 15 pages online. It’s a book release, and you’re invited — check out my new
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Call for entries: Yellowstone Art Contest

Remembering Solomon Foss, WAC volunteer

Wyoming Arts Council Administrative Assistant Evangeline Bratton recruits and supervises volunteers for the agency. One of the WAC’s longtime volunteers was Solomon Foss who passed away March 16 in Cheyenne. Here’s a remembrance of Sol, written by Evangeline:Wyoming Arts Council Volunteer Solomon Foss joined the WAC’s Volunteer Family with his wife Wanda in 1988.Sol, as
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Summer Classes for Art Teachers

WAC is delighted to announce two summer classes for art teachers: Bronze Casting and Fused Glass. The primary focus of the classes is to provide art teachers an opportunity to learn a new art form, or refresh skills in an art form, while exploring how it can be taught in their own classroom. Each class
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Scholarships available for 35th annual Wyoming Writers, Inc., conference in Casper

Wyoming Writers, Inc., holds its 35th annual conference June 5-7 in Casper. Featured presenter is Nebraska poet Ted Kooser, who served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 2004-2006. One little-known aspect of this statewide writers organization is its community outreach. Members mentor other members and youth throughout the state. The organization also offers scholarships to the
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Tom Chapin sings for the arts

Here’s just one artist making the case for the non-chopping of arts funding. If you look to the right, you can click on a number of his songs that have been posted, but you might enjoy his song about the 2008 republican vice-presidential candidate.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orgxcvbHFv4

Johnson, Nesbitt, win Spur Awards

The Western Writers of America have announced the winners of its 2009 Spur Awards. Two Wyoming novelists were named winners. Craig Johnson of Ucross won the Best Western Short Novel category with Another Man’s Moccasins (Viking/Penguin). John D. Nesbitt of Torrington won in the Best Original Mass Market Paperback category for Trouble at the Redstone
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Guitarist Mike Dowling hits the road

Dubois guitarist Mike Dowling has announced at least part of his spring-summer touring schedule. For more info on Mike, go to http://www.mikedowling.com/. Here’s the schedule so far: April 4: Blackfoot, ID, house concert, info mailto:murdochma@onewest.netApril 24: Richland Center, WI, Treasure Music, w/ Randy Sabien, richlandchamber.com April 25: Fort Atkinson, WI, Cafe Carpe, w/Randy Sabien, cafecarpe.comApril
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Looking for revised arts symposium schedule?

The Denver Post carried this photo today of the snow-covered Big Blue Bear (“I See What You Mean”) sculpture in front of the Colorado Convention Center. The bear’s sculptor, Lawrence Argent, is one of the featured speakers at the “Public Arts & Community” symposium April 2-4 at the UW Conference Center in Laramie. The newly-revised
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