Wyoming Arts Council

Mark Spragg's new book due out next spring

This info about Mark’s Spragg’s new novel, Bone Fire, comes from the Knopf spring 2010 catalogue (via Fans of Mark Spragg Facebook page): Ishawooa, Wyoming, is far from bucolic nowadays, as the sheriff, Crane Carlson, is reminded when he finds a teenager murdered in a meth-lab. His other troubles include a wife who’s going off
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Artist Bill Alther Exhibit at Carbon Co. Museum

An exhibit by Denver artist Bill Alther will be on display Sept. 1-Oct. 24 at the Carbon County Museum in Rawlins. His work includes many wonderful landscapes as well as pictures of many of the nation’s wild animals. At the Carbon County Museum, 904 W. Walnut, Rawlins. FMI: 307-328-2740 or carbonc@wyoming.com

MPIBA offers literacy grants up to $1,000

This press release comes from the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association in Fort Collins, Colo.: To support non-profit literacy programs in our region, which includes Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming, Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association offers grants of up to $1,000. Since 1990
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Tweeting opera scripts and rock music

John D. Sutter wrote this story for CNN Online:

NIC wins accreditation from American Association of Museums

The Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center became one of six museums in Wyoming to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. The museum’s executive director, Holly Turner, made the announcement at a press conference Friday morning to the applause of Nic staffers, volunteers and board members. The museum, normally closed on Mondays, will
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Artscapes, summer issue

It’s almost in the mail, but if you just can’t wait, go to our homepage at https://wyoarts.state.wy.us/ and click on the Artscapes link to read the PDF version of the WAC’s latest editon of the quarterly newsletter. Board chair Bruce Richardson writes another satisfyingly saucy article about audience reaction to arts events. Love him, love
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UW Art Museum names new master teacher

From the UW Art Museum blog: Heather Bender (shown in photo) is the new master teacher at the UW Art Museum. She has extensive experience in museums and education, including classroom teaching, curriculum development, and teacher training that utilize museums as original resources for educational benchmark goals. During her five years at the Buffalo Bill
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Call for entires: NPR "3-Minute Stories"

National Public Radio sends this: Send Us Your Original Short Story For the second round of our writing contest, we want you to send us original works of fiction that begin with this sentence: “The nurse left work at five o’clock.” One entry per person, and no more than 600 words please! Stories must be
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Call for entires: NPR "3-Minute Stories"

National Public Radio sends this: Send Us Your Original Short Story For the second round of our writing contest, we want you to send us original works of fiction that begin with this sentence: “The nurse left work at five o’clock.” One entry per person, and no more than 600 words please! Stories must be
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Pre-Summit workshop addresses arts-based development in the rural West

The Wyoming Arts Council is hosting three pre-Arts Summit workshops in Cheyenne on Sept. 23.The WAC’s Community Development and the Arts Program Specialist Randy Oestman is the planner for “Creating and Sustaining Arts-Based Development in Small Town Rural West.” It will be facilitated by Dan Wecks on Wednesday Sept. 23, 1-5 p.m. Location TBA (and
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