Wyoming Arts Council

NIC Fest needs volunteers

From the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper: Nicolaysen could use your help with NIC Fest, our summer community art festival that will be held June 25-27. Volunteers are needed to help with setup, logistics, artist check-in, information booths, children’s activities and much more. All volunteers will receive a special NIC Fest T-shirt. For more information
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East High School’s Diana McDougal wins Arts Educator of the Year award

This comes from Camellia El-Antably, WAC’s Arts Education specialist, who’s at the annual High School Arts Symposium in Casper: Diana McDougal, long-time art teacher at Cheyenne East High School, received the National Art Educators Association’s Pacific Region Art Educator of the Year award. The award honors “one outstanding NAEA member from each of the four
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East High School's Diana McDougal wins Arts Educator of the Year award

This comes from Camellia El-Antably, WAC’s Arts Education specialist, who’s at the annual High School Arts Symposium in Casper: Diana McDougal, long-time art teacher at Cheyenne East High School, received the National Art Educators Association’s Pacific Region Art Educator of the Year award. The award honors “one outstanding NAEA member from each of the four
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Celebrate Earth Day at Wyoming State Museum

From a SPCR press release: Twelve organizations will be on hand to teach youth about conservation, recycling, ecology and other outdoor issues during a celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the grounds of the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. Hosted by the Wyoming State
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Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition opening reception May 21 at State Museum

Shell artist Karyne Dunbar is one of the artists featured in the 2010 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition. This is a mixed-media piece entitled “Loss.” The work will be on display at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne May 8 through June 5. An opening reception will be held at the State Museum on May 21
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Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition opening reception May 21 at State Museum

Shell artist Karyne Dunbar is one of the artists featured in the 2010 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition. This is a mixed-media piece entitled “Loss.” The work will be on display at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne May 8 through June 5. An opening reception will be held at the State Museum on May 21
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UW English Professor Eric Nye wins Ellbogen Teaching Award

From a UW press release: Anna C. O’Rourke believes the John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award recognizes and honors excellence in teaching. “The recipient should be someone who truly understands and strives every single day to fulfill the purpose of excellence as an educator,” says O’Rourke, a UW student from Gillette. “This is Eric
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Who put the "Ws" in "Wyoming Women Writing the West?"

Wyoming writers and those with Wyoming ties (in boldface below) had a major presence at the recent Associated Writers and Writing Programs’ (AWP) conference in Denver. Several attendees wrote interesting blogs about some of the conference’s Western-themed panels. First, this one from High County News’ The Goat Blog (motto: “The Last Best Place for a
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Who put the "Ws" in "Wyoming Women Writing the West?"

Wyoming writers and those with Wyoming ties (in boldface below) had a major presence at the recent Associated Writers and Writing Programs’ (AWP) conference in Denver. Several attendees wrote interesting blogs about some of the conference’s Western-themed panels. First, this one from High County News’ The Goat Blog (motto: “The Last Best Place for a
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Duane Evenson named to Arts Council board

Gillette Mayor Duane Evenson has been appointed by Governor Dave Freudenthal to serve on the Wyoming Arts Council Board. He will serve a one-year term through the end of June, 2011. The Arts Council fosters and promotes access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts. The Wyoming Arts Council works to efficiently and effectively manage
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