Wyoming Arts Council

Two indie rock/folk musicians perform July 22 at UW

Two indie rock/folk musicians will perform as part of the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 22, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. Natalie Tate, a songwriter and guitarist from Denver, will share the stage with fellow guitarist Anna Morsett. Tate performed
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Ward + Blake sign on as sponsor for the Western Design Conference fashion show in Jackson

This press releases comes from Anne M. Parsons, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations: Known for innovative and environmentally responsive modern architecture that takes its cues from the ruggedly beautiful and often challenging landscape of the West, Jackson Hole’s Ward + Blake Architects has been a long-time supporter of the talented artisans of the Western Design Conference Exhibit
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Introducing the Cheyenne Arts Festival

This just in from Arts Cheyenne: Introducing the Cheyenne Arts Festival! August 14-15, 2015, 15th & Thomes in Cheyenne. Cheyenne’s biggest arts festival is moving and getting a new name.  Celebrating its fourth year, the former 17th Street Arts Festival is now the Cheyenne Arts Festival and will be centered downtown at West 15th St. & Thomes
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1890 statehood celebration featured suffragists, poetry and fireworks

Wyoming celebrates the 125th anniversary of its statehood from 3-10 p.m. in downtown Cheyenne. We plan on having a rockin’ good time. But it appears that the 1890 celebrations that celebrated statehood were wild, loud and delightful. This news item from 1890 comes to us courtesy of the Wyoming Newspaper Project: “Judge M.C. Brown in
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2016 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering focuses on Northern Plains

We saw this online in the July 5 issue of the Elko Daily Free Press. Thought we’d share it since so many Wyomingites are presenters each January at Elko: The Western Folklife Center has selected the artwork for the 32nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering poster. It is titled “Comes Back,” by Oglala Lakota artist Donald
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Governor Mead Names Rose Hill of Sheridan as New Poet Laureate

Governor Matt Mead held a news conference today to sign an Executive Order appointing A. Rose Hill of Sheridan as Wyoming’s new Poet Laureate. Mrs. Hill is the seventh Poet Laureate in state history. “Rose is an exceptional writer. She writes poems that remind us how beautiful poetry is and that make us want to
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Ian McFeron Band performs July 15 at UW

From a UW press release: An Americana act, the Ian McFeron Band, will perform as part of the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 15, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. McFeron, a prolific songwriter, broke into the Seattle music scene in
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Buffalo Bill State Park hosts Rockin’ the Reservoir on July 11

Gear up for the Fifth Annual Rockin’ the Reservoir Music Festival at the Big Horn Basin Boat Club, Buffalo Bill State Park, July 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event, hosted by the Big Horn Basin Boat Club, features live music and food. Tickets are sold at the park entrance beginning at 4
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Buffalo Bill State Park hosts Rockin' the Reservoir on July 11

Gear up for the Fifth Annual Rockin’ the Reservoir Music Festival at the Big Horn Basin Boat Club, Buffalo Bill State Park, July 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event, hosted by the Big Horn Basin Boat Club, features live music and food. Tickets are sold at the park entrance beginning at 4
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NASAA Releases State Arts Agency FY 2016 Legislative Appropriations Preview

The WAC just received this announcement from Ryan Stubbs, research director at the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. Wyoming is one of the 56 state and territorial arts agencies that belong to NASAA. As you will see in the map, Wyoming is ranged No. 7 in per capita spending for the arts. This places
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