Wyoming Arts Council

Call for entries: Precipitate Journal

Gwynne Middleton, Black Rock Desert, fall 2007 issue This call for entries comes from Gwynne Middleton, editor of Precipitate Journal: Precipitate is kicking off its second year in service of the environmental literary arts, and we’re updating our journal cover. This is where you, the visual artist, can help. We’re on the hunt for a
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Activist and author Greg Mortenson to speak in Cheyenne March 29

From a post on Facebook: Two-time Nobel Prize nominee Greg Mortenson will share insightful commentary and stunning photography to educate and promote awareness of the importance of primary education, literacy and cross-cultural understanding about the remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. He will speak at the Taco John’s Events Center in Cheyenne on Tuesday, March
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Center for the Arts in Jackson hosts simulcasts of Gustavo Dudamel and L.A. Philharmonic

From a press release: The Center For The Arts is proud to announce its first High Definition SIMULCAST event in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and National Cinema Media / Fathom. LA Phil LIVE is an immersive sight and sound experience, featuring full concert performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by its dynamic
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CD release party/concert

The blues boys, Another Kind Of Magick, are having a CD release party and concert at the Plains Hotel here in Cheyenne on Friday, January 14. This is their last fundraising effort for The International Blues Challenge in Memphis from February 1-5. They’ve been chosen by the Blues and Jazz Society to represent Wyoming. Tickets
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Call for entries: 11th annual Veterans Creative Arts Festival

From a press release: The Cheyenne Veterans Administration Medical center Recreation Therapy Department is currently accepting visual and performing art entries for the 11th Annual Veterans Creative Arts Festival. This event is open to all Veterans who have received care or services from the Cheyenne VAMC or any of the other VA clinics in southeastern
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Check out the 2011 Boys & Girls Club art exhibit at the Laramie County Library

From Mike Shay, one of your trusty wyomingarts editors: I was pleased to serve as one of the judges yesterday for the annual Boys & Girls Club National Fine Art Exhibition at the Laramie County Public Library in Cheyenne. I’ve been a judge the past three years. Interest in this competition grows every year. This
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Check out the 2011 Boys & Girls Club art exhibit at the Laramie County Library

From Mike Shay, one of your trusty wyomingarts editors: I was pleased to serve as one of the judges yesterday for the annual Boys & Girls Club National Fine Art Exhibition at the Laramie County Public Library in Cheyenne. I’ve been a judge the past three years. Interest in this competition grows every year. This
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Willa Cather to be inducted into New York State Writers Hall of Fame in April

This press release features news about one of the High Plains’ favorite writers: On Friday, April 1, 2011 the Empire State Center for the Book will induct nine authors into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame. They include: Willa Cather (1873-1947) a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author who achieved recognition for her novels of
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BBC: Saxophonists can learn something from the didgeridoo

From the BBC: What makes the sound of a clarinet different to an oboe or a recorder? Trevor Cox – acoustic engineer and saxophone player – examines the science of wind instruments. He learns how playing the didgeridoo could help the best jazz saxophonists. And discovers the shared science between simple squeeze boxes and Asian
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UW Eminent Writer in Residence will work with students on Laramie Atlas Project

From a University of Wyoming press release: Rebecca Solnit, an acclaimed author of numerous celebrated works of nonfiction, is the latest Eminent Writer in Residence in the University of Wyoming’s MFA program in Creative Writing. An activist, art critic and cultural historian, Solnit will spend four weeks at UW guiding an interdisciplinary group of students
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