Wyoming Arts Council

Grub Street Writer brings its "gritty alt-folk" sound to UW June 6

From a UW press release: Denver-based band Grub Street Writer will perform from 11:45 a.m-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, on the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza. Described as “gritty alternative-folk at its finest,” Grub Street Writer is led by Brooklyn public defender and songwriter Andy Palmer. Many of Grub Street’s songs, based on Palmer’s experiences
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Grub Street Writer brings its "gritty alt-folk" sound to UW June 6

From a UW press release: Denver-based band Grub Street Writer will perform from 11:45 a.m-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, on the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza. Described as “gritty alternative-folk at its finest,” Grub Street Writer is led by Brooklyn public defender and songwriter Andy Palmer. Many of Grub Street’s songs, based on Palmer’s experiences
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M.L. Liebler, poet and teacher — from Kabul to Casper

Here’s a link to M.L.’s latest article in the Detroit Metro Times. M.L., who was in Cheyenne with Peter Lewis last year for Wyoming’s Poetry Out Loud program, also works for the U.S. State Department in the division of cultural affairs, traveling to political hot spots to teach.  M.L. is also part of the Wyoming Writers faculty this coming weekend
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Jackson Hole Fire Festival June 14-20

Jackson Hole Fire Festival is a week-long Solstice party of cultural and arts events in Jackson Hole, celebrating the natural world of our valley, Japanese-style! With the high-powered rhythm of Japanese drumming, film screenings, family events, food and drink, a festival market and performances, our celebration culminates in the Japanese fire ceremony – a dazzling
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UW Theatre for Young Audiences holds auditions on June 6

Children ages 8-17 are invited to audition Wednesday, June 6, for a University of Wyoming Theatre for Young Audiences production of “Evo-Cete: The Big Blue Journey.” The auditions will be held from noon-3 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. in the UW Fine Arts Building Mains Dance Studio. The production calls for three speaking parts —
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Cokeville Arts Council sponsors plein air painting workshop with Kathryn Stats

The Cokeville Arts Council is pleased to announce a two-day plein air painting workshop July 19-20 with one of the finest landscape painters in the West, artist Kathryn Stats. This oil painting workshop will include demonstrations, group and personal instruction, and a critique. Kathryn will show students how to set up a good composition, use
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NPR to air Memorial Day story on Utah veterans using sweat lodge ceremonies to overcome PTSD

In honor of Memorial Day, NPR’s All Things Considered is airing our Deep West Radio Documentary about an unusual healing ceremony that is being offered to veterans at the Salt Lake City VA Center—a Native American sweat ceremony. Conducted by a medicine man in a dome-shaped structure or lodge, these sweats are helping veterans overcome
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It’s official — UW Writer-in-Residence Mark Jenkins reaches Everest summit

One of Mark Jenkins’ climbing partners, North Face athlete Emily Harrington, sends an Instagram self-portrait from the Everest summit at 8,850 meters (29,035 feet). “What a climb it’s been!” From a UW press release: Twenty-six years after he unsuccessfully attempted to climb Mount Everest as a graduate student at the University of Wyoming, Mark Jenkins
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It's official — UW Writer-in-Residence Mark Jenkins reaches Everest summit

One of Mark Jenkins’ climbing partners, North Face athlete Emily Harrington, sends an Instagram self-portrait from the Everest summit at 8,850 meters (29,035 feet). “What a climb it’s been!” From a UW press release: Twenty-six years after he unsuccessfully attempted to climb Mount Everest as a graduate student at the University of Wyoming, Mark Jenkins
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Sara Wiles and Pat Frolander are High Plains Book Awards finalists

After the review of 86 nominated books, 19 finalists have been chosen for 7 categories in the 2012 High Plains Book Awards. The books were reviewed and ranked by volunteer readers throughout Billings, Mont. The books by finalists in each category have been send to professional authors in the US and Canada. The authors come
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