Wyoming Arts Council

Celebrate the 4th at Ucross

Celebrate Independence Day at Big Red — UCross Foundation’s 28th annual fireworks extravaganza on Saturday, July 4th. The gates open at 5 p.m. and fireworks start at dusk. There will be games for kids of all ages. An exhibit, The Full Terrain, will feature paintings by Karen Kitchel of Los Angeles and Don Stinson of
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National Musuem of Wildlife offers night of discussions

National Museum of Wildlife Art patrons have the opportunity to hear not one but two experts discussing the museum’s summer offerings at a special Summer Exhibitions Reception on July 9. Martin “Bubba” Wood, publisher and owner of Dallas art gallery Collectors Covey, will talk about wildlife art collectors Curtice and Bob McCloy, and children’s literature
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NEA announces Big Read grants

Yesterday the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced that it would grant $3,742,765 to 269 organizations nationwide to fund Big Read programming from September 2009 to June 2010. Libraries, colleges, municipalities, and arts and sciences organizations from forty-four states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will each receive grants ranging from
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Bronze class fires creativity

Kayaking guy and mermaid by Diane Maclean, Pinedale High School Just back from the bronze class in Green River and excited to have learned yet another new fine art technique. Shane Steiss runs the program at Green River High School and his art room is wonderfully equipped. Some exceptional art coming from this program (see
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Whitney on the eve of grand re-opening

Wyomingarts was strolling by the BBHC’s Whitney Gallery of Western Art in Cody on Thursday evening and caught this view of the facility at sunset. These lots will be filled this weekend for gallery previews, pow wows, and the official public opening on Sunday.

Article on the plight of arts organizations

This Time magazine article addresses the major concerns of arts organizations, particularly large ones, with the drop in funding. It also includes information about an organization called Arts in Crisis which is offering help and advice to organizations struggling to stay afloat.

Planet JH: Arts orgs drawing more on local talent and community experiences

Wyomingarts is a fan of feisty local newspapers (print and online), especially those that cover the arts. Matthew Irwin, writing in today’s issue of Planet Jackson Hole, surveys the local arts scene and finds some intriguing trends: Jackson Hole, Wyo. — If you talk to local arts organizations about how they’re getting through the down
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Cheyenne native wins "Nashville Idol"

Sue Castaneda, Wyomingarts’ very creative media-arts colleague in Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources, sends news about her talented Marine son, Sean (pictured above). During his down-time, Sean plays guitar and sings. In March, he won the “Nashville Idol” competition. That’s the U.S.S. Nashville, not the Nashville of C/W fame. Here’s a story about the
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Cheyenne native wins "Nashville Idol"

Sue Castaneda, Wyomingarts’ very creative media-arts colleague in Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources, sends news about her talented Marine son, Sean (pictured above). During his down-time, Sean plays guitar and sings. In March, he won the “Nashville Idol” competition. That’s the U.S.S. Nashville, not the Nashville of C/W fame. Here’s a story about the
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Literary Connection returns Oct. 2-3

The Laramie County Community College Foundation announces this:We are excited to announce that the Literary Connection will return Oct. 2-3. Our three guest authors for this year are Pam Houston, author of the best seller “Cowboys Are My Weakness”; Colorado native and “Sky Bridge” author Laura Pritchett; and fiction writer and essayist Bill Roorbach from
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