Wyoming Arts Council

Bruce Richardson op-ed in Sunday's Star-Trib

“Arts Mean Business,” an editorial by Wyoming Arts Council Board Chair Bruce Richardson, appeared in Sunday’s edition of the Casper Star-Tribune.To read it, go to http://www.trib.com/articles/2009/04/06/editorial/forum/abea6c8f660c1f838725758e00267b04.txt

More on 2009 visual arts fellowships

Sample of work by winners of 2009 Wyoming Arts Council visual arts fellowships (to to bottom): “Dance With Me!”, oils and wax on canvas, 41.75″x56.75″, Florence Alfano McEwin; Portrait of Audrey and Holden Truman (“Young Ambitions”), oil and enamel on panel, 20″x16″, David Henderson; “Gift,” brass, new gold, wood, mica, glass lens and bead, shisha
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Fellowship winners announced at symposium

The Wyoming Arts Council announced the winners of the 2009 visual arts fellowships at the Public Art & Community Symposium Saturday night in Laramie.Fellowship recipients are Florence Alfano McEwin, Green River; Leah Hardy, Laramie; and David Henderson of Worland. They each will received a $3,000 award and their work will be featured in the Fellowship
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We get back on track with 20:20 visions

We were able to resume 20:20 presentations during lunch today with artists from Wyoming, Arizona and New York presenting their work. Broad spectrum of work represented: oil painting, oil paint on mylar, fabric art, quilting, watercolor, photography, etc. After this wraps up, we’ll move on to the afternoon show culminating in the fellowship awards reception
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Live-blogging: public official supports the arts

“Blue Heron Through the Ages” by James G. Moore of Colorado, part of Avenues of Art in GilletteDuane Evenson, mayor of Gillette and arts advocate. His presentation: “Public Arts and Public Officials’ Role.” Elected 2002 and took office in 2003. Asked what I could do for Gillette that could be pleasing to the eye and
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Live-blogging: Dancing with sculpture

What does dance have to do with sculpture? Margaret Wilson is talking about that this morning at arts symposium in Laramie. Two of her student dancers are on the panel with her: Caitlin Metzger and Kristin Kissel (not sure about spelling). Now showing video of students dancing with “Shortcut” sculpture… Video shows student dancers improvising
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Arts talking and gallery walking in the snow

Photo from Jennifer Mercer’s “Window on the World” exhibit at the KEAG Gallery in Laramie The WAC held a series of roundtables four visual artists tonight at four restaurants around Laramie. Staffers hosted discussion about WAC programs and policies while gnoshing and quaffing. Our roundtable was held at The Library Restaurant and Microbrewery across the
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Dr. Gaylor’s Amazing Slide Projecting Machine

Our 20:20 event didn’t go as planned last night. Rachel Miller at the UW Art Museum loaded the artists’ images into a Powerpoint presentation and it looked very cool. But the laptop at the event did not cooperate. I’ve been in front of large crowds with software or hardware that was not behaving. Susan Moldenhauer
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Dr. Gaylor's Amazing Slide Projecting Machine

Our 20:20 event didn’t go as planned last night. Rachel Miller at the UW Art Museum loaded the artists’ images into a Powerpoint presentation and it looked very cool. But the laptop at the event did not cooperate. I’ve been in front of large crowds with software or hardware that was not behaving. Susan Moldenhauer
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Jeff Lockwood teaches students about sculpture

Here’s one of Jeff Lockwood’s teaching conclusions after he challenged his students to write about the work featured in the UW Sculpture Invitational:“Provide a challenge, a bit of structure and some open-endedness — and then stand back.”All of us who have taught writing know this but we forget.Jeff is a writer and an entomologist at
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