Wyoming Arts Council

Obmascik talks about "The Big Year" at Laramie Co. Library Foundation's "Booklovers' Bash"

The sixth annual Booklovers’ Bash sponsored by the Laramie County Library Foundation will be held at Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne on Friday, Oct. 29. No host cocktails will be available from 6 p.m. Dinner served at 7 p.m. Mark Obmascik, Pulitzer Prize-winning Denver journalist-turned-author and humorist, is the featured speaker. His first
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Jazz artist Stefon Harris performs at UW

From a UW press release: Grammy-nominated jazz artist, Stefon Harris, will perform Thursday and Friday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Harris will first appear with the UW jazz ensemble Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Arts & Sciences auditorium. His second appearance, part of the fall
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Haitian art, food and music Sept. 30 in Cheyenne

New show at Rock Paper Scissors Gallery in Cheyenne is: Helping Hands for Haiti: paintings and drawings by Paula Egan-Wright RECEPTION Thursday September 30, 5:30 to 7 PM. Traditional Haitian food will be served and music will be provided by the Haitian Quartet Paula Egan-Wright, an East High School French teacher, spent part of the
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Mammoth good time had by all at book festival

Saturday began with Australian Aboriginal creation stories, and then moved to Hawaiian shark mythology. In the afternoon, Wyoming’s 11,000-year-old mammoth was stomping through the Tate Geological Museum and prehistoric armored Hell Pigs were hot on my imaginary trail. Wish all Saturdays could be as exciting. But that was bookfest Saturday in Casper. The Casper College/ARTCORE Equality State
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Author Laura Bell speaker at next Buffalo Gal luncheon in Cody Oct. 5

From the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody: “As a child I’d hidden within the pages of books, crafting my own particular fantasy of a life lived out, with mountains, horses, a cabin, animals that I alone could befriend,” writes author Laura Bell. “…to me it seemed idyllic,” she remembers. “I longed for it.” In
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Who put the "punch" in Punch Brothers?

Punch Brothers, a band with a style that has been described as introducing bluegrass instrumentation and spontaneity in the structures of modern classical, will perform a free concert Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. The band is on tour promoting its second CD, “Antifogmatic,”
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Who put the "punch" in Punch Brothers?

Punch Brothers, a band with a style that has been described as introducing bluegrass instrumentation and spontaneity in the structures of modern classical, will perform a free concert Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. The band is on tour promoting its second CD, “Antifogmatic,”
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New issue of Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund newsletter

The Sept. 22 issue of the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund newsletter provides updates on two of the fund’s projects: Lander Art Center (shown in photo) exhibit space upgrades and the painting of the Garfield Street food bridge in Laramie. To read it, go to http://wyospcr.state.wy.us/CTF/ViewNL.aspx?NLID=38

More library used book sales

This is the time of year that makes readers gleeful. Just about every public library has a used book sale in the fall. The used book sale at the Goshen County Library in Torrington begins 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 228 East 20th Ave. Items are individually priced during the first week of the sale. All
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Megan Oteri poem in Old Mountain Press anthology

A poem by Megan Oteri, “Thirds,” will be publishing in a travel anthology by Old Mountain Press. Megan is a talented writer and photographer who grew up in Cheyenne and now lives and teaches in North Carolina. Read “Thirds” at http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/note.php?note_id=442552092457&comments&ref=notif&notif_t=note_reply Hey Megan: Why don’t you come to Casper in June 2011 and read the
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