Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming hosts its first national arts gathering Oct. 16-18 in Jackson

The Wyoming Arts Council will be the host for the 2013 National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Leadership Institute Oct. 16-18 in Jackson. This will be the first time that a national arts gathering has been held in Wyoming. “We are excited to host the NASAA Leadership Institute in Wyoming,” said Milward Simpson, director of the Wyoming Department of State
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“Listening to Nature” in Riverton and Laramie features Sherwin Bitsui and WY friends

This info comes from the folks over at the Wyoming Outdoor Council: Listening to Nature is an annual community event featuring readings and visual artwork by scientists, writers, and artists! Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui (shown above) will join Wyoming presenters to read poems, essays, and other works. The readings will be preceded by a reception. This year you
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"Listening to Nature" in Riverton and Laramie features Sherwin Bitsui and WY friends

This info comes from the folks over at the Wyoming Outdoor Council: Listening to Nature is an annual community event featuring readings and visual artwork by scientists, writers, and artists! Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui (shown above) will join Wyoming presenters to read poems, essays, and other works. The readings will be preceded by a reception. This year you
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Casper College launches new arts series

From a Casper College press release: The Casper College Music Department will inaugurate both its new concert hall and art gallery with a new event, the RedStone Recital and Gallery Series, on Friday evening, Oct. 11, 2013. According to Eric Unruh, dean of the Casper College School of Fine Arts and Humanities, the first event
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Call for public art: Jackson Hole Airport roundabout

Call for entries from Jackson Hole Public Art: The Board of the Jackson Hole Airport wishes to commission a work of art for the airport roundabout. Up to three finalists will be invited to submit a conceptual design and ultimately one artist will be selected to enter into a design and fabrication contract with the
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Get writing tips from three authors at the Literary Connection Oct. 4-5

Attend a free writing workshop on Friday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Laramie County Community College’s Center for Conferences and Institutes. This Literary Connection event will be conducted by Poe Ballantine, Dave Jannetta and Lisa Zimmerman. Ballantine and Jannetta will present “Love and Terror: The Infinite Fascinations and Complex Problems of Portraying True Crime
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NEA releases guidelines for Our Town grants

The National Endowment for the Arts, the Wyoming Arts Council’s national partner, has just released guidelines for its Our Town grants. Four Wyoming communities — Evanston, Casper, Laramie and Jackson — have received Our Town grants for local creative placemaking projects. Read about those projects here. Press release from the NEA: Now available on the
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WAC travels to Newcastle Sept. 30

The Wyoming Arts Council will hold an informational session about its programs on Monday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., at the Antlers Hotel, 205 W. Main St., Newcastle. It will be a short overview of WAC programs, and include opportunities to ask questions in a group or privately. Both organizational and individual programs will be discussed.
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Indian classical musicians Rajeev Taranath and Abhiman Kaushal perform Oct. 5 at UW Diwali Night

News from UW: The 11th annual Diwali Night at the University of Wyoming features an evening of Indian culture including music, performances and a fashion show at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. A free dinner, with tickets required, is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union
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Two WAC roster artists featured in new show at Casper’s Haven Gallery

The Haven Gallery, 316 W. Yellowstone in Casper, invites the public to a reception, Friday, Sept. 20 from 6-9 p.m. to meet the artists and view works by WAC roster artists Georgia Rowswell and Justin Hayward, as well as Janet Zambai, Deb Witte, and Shawn Rivett. The exhibit runs through October 14. The gallery is
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