Wyoming Arts Council

Apply now for BIG READ grants from NEA

One of The Big Read books: “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’BrienThe Big Read is accepting applications from nonprofits to conduct month-long, community-wide reads between Sept 2010 and June 2011. Organizations selected to participate will receive a grant from $2,500 to $20,000, access to training resources, educational and promotional materials, inclusion of your organization
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Ranching in Teton County a topic of December events at library in Jackson

Teton County Library in Jackson sends this news: Announcing an exhibition: “Land. Trust. Ranching in Their Hands.” Photographer Anne Muller and Jackson Hole Land Trust document the people behind conservation easement-protected lands that remain agriculturally productive. View the story of the unsung heroes of the valley’s horse and cattle operations, who labor sun up to
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Register by Dec. 31 for 2010 NIC Fest booth

NIC Fest is one of wyomingarts’ favorite summer events:Artists interested in having a booth at next summer’s NIC Fest, the Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center’s annual summer community art festival, can apply online now at http://www.zapplication.org/. The booth application deadline for NIC Fest, which will be held June 25-27, 2010, is Dec. 31, 2009.For
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How the Grinch stole Christmas from North Pole, AK

From the Associated Press: Starry-eyed children writing letters to the jolly man at the North Pole this holiday season likely won’t get a response from Santa Claus or his helpers. The U.S. Postal Service is dropping a popular national program begun in 1954 in the small Alaska town of North Pole, where volunteers open and
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Opening reception Nov. 20 at KEAG Gallery for Dona Fleming and Ray Jordan

Don’t count out the KEAG Gallery. Here’s an announcement: KEAG Gallery is exhibiting new works by fiber artist Dona Fleming (shown above) and painter Raymond Jordan. Opening Reception is Friday, November 20, 6-8 p.m. The exhibit will show through December21. KEAG Gallery is located at 414 Grand Avenue, Laramie, 307-755-3308. FMI: http://www.keaggallery.com/

Call for entries: 2010 Green Book Festival

From a press release:The 2010 Green Book Festival has issued the call for entries to its annual competition honoring books that contribute to greater understanding, respect and positive action on the changing worldwide environment. The 2010 Green Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher works in the following categories: non-fiction, fiction, children’s books,
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Kaycee’s Georgie Sicking in the news

In a Nov. 13 article on the Cowboy Legacy web site, Elladean Hays Bittner wrote a story on a series of interviews with Arizona ranch women. One of those interviewees was cowboy poet Georgie Sicking of Kaycee, Wyo. (pictured above), who spent most of her life in Arizona. To read the article and see accompanying
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Kaycee's Georgie Sicking in the news

In a Nov. 13 article on the Cowboy Legacy web site, Elladean Hays Bittner wrote a story on a series of interviews with Arizona ranch women. One of those interviewees was cowboy poet Georgie Sicking of Kaycee, Wyo. (pictured above), who spent most of her life in Arizona. To read the article and see accompanying
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Dainis Hazners’ "Bridge" airs on Wisconsin Public Radio Nov. 22

Wyomingarts readers may know Dainis Hazners from Story as a two-time WAC fellowship winner, recipient of an NEA creative writing fellowship in poetry and mentor to a generation of young poets through Wyoming’s Young Writers Camp. Dainis also has an interest in music, tubas in particular: Dear All:Most of you already know that my brother
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Dainis Hazners' "Bridge" airs on Wisconsin Public Radio Nov. 22

Wyomingarts readers may know Dainis Hazners from Story as a two-time WAC fellowship winner, recipient of an NEA creative writing fellowship in poetry and mentor to a generation of young poets through Wyoming’s Young Writers Camp. Dainis also has an interest in music, tubas in particular: Dear All:Most of you already know that my brother
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