Wyoming Arts Council

State leaders pose with new state seal on renovated Capitol Plaza

Wyoming politicians and their families were out in force for the first Cheyenne Frontier Days parade on July 23. Posed by the new state seal on the renovated Capitol Plaza are (left to right): U.S. Sen. John Barrasso; First Lady Carol Mead; Mary Mead; Bobbi Barrasso; Gov. Matt Mead; and Pete Mead. Photo by Joe
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The Novelists in concert July 27 at UW

Nevada band The Novelists will perform a free concert from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza. The Novelists are nationally touring singer/songwriters that tell their stories through four-part harmonies and instruments including an upright bass and piano. “Songwriting is amazing. You are bringing back the honesty of folk,”
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Gallery 71 art show runs through Aug. 7

Gallery 71 sponsored by the Cheyenne High Schools Class of 1971 is hosting an art show and sale in association with the Deselms Gallery and LightsOn! Downtown. If you’re not an artist, you’re invited to view the show.Download a copy of the show catalog:http://wyocomedia.files.wo​rdpress.com/2011/07/galler​y-71-catalog.pdfThe class seeks works from artists who are associated or were associated
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Laramie biennial artists weld and draw and sculpt paper

David L. Jones and Diana Baumbach live around the corner from each other in an historic Laramie neighborhood. But as far as their art is concerned, they may as well live on different planets. David makes barns and grain silos and working models of oil rigs. His cramped home studio looks more like your grandpa’s garage workshop
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Artist and nurse-midwife Penelope Caldwell births new work in her mountain studio

It’s no surprise to see a sculpture of a woman giving birth in the studio of an artist who also is a nurse-midwife. The wax figure is a little larger than life. She is naked, on all fours, long hair hanging over her face, back arched, tiny face jutting from the birth canal. You can
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Adrienne Vetter shoots for realistic and fanciful views of Wyoming

Adrienne Vetter is Wyoming born and raised. She went from Fremont County schools to Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs to the University of Wyoming in Laramie to the graduate art program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Wyoming? Isn’t that some far-off place where the deer and the antelope play, a mythical
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Creativity bustin’ out all over in Sublette County

Pinedale’s past stretches way back into epic tectonic shifts and volcanoes, fire and brimstone, water and wind. Native Americans arrived eons later. Then came the mountain men, celebrated in the town’s history museum. Settlers and hunters and coal-bed methane drillers. Artists, too. Pinedale’s art history doesn’t stretch as far back as the geological uplifts that
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Creativity bustin' out all over in Sublette County

Pinedale’s past stretches way back into epic tectonic shifts and volcanoes, fire and brimstone, water and wind. Native Americans arrived eons later. Then came the mountain men, celebrated in the town’s history museum. Settlers and hunters and coal-bed methane drillers. Artists, too. Pinedale’s art history doesn’t stretch as far back as the geological uplifts that
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David Klaren is living large with his dynamic drawings

David Klaren’s Dire Wolf Studios is in a spacious old warehouse in Pinedale. His large drawings of dragon flies and mud crabs and pine cones and skeletal horses occupy almost every inch of wall space in the two-story building. His pen-and-ink drawings are spread out across a table. On the shelves are various fish sculptures
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Aug. 9 Author Talk at Teton County Library features Fadiman and Colt

Author Talk: Anne Fadiman and George Howe Colt 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Teton County Public Library in Jackson. Anne Fadiman, author of “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down,” and her husband, George Howe Colt, author of “The Big House,” read from two new works, exploring the challenges of family relationships.
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