Wyoming Arts Council

UW Art Museum opens new classroom and studio

From a University of Wyoming press release: A new classroom and studio at the University of Wyoming Art Museum will expand learning opportunities for students and teachers from around the state. The facility enhances inquiry-based education programs that serve 10,000 students and teachers from around the state who visit the museum annually. “Learning through the
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WAC holds conference call with board on Sept. 23

The public is invited to take part in a Wyoming Arts Council conference call at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 23. During the conference call the WAC board will provide recommendations to WAC Executive Director Michael Lange about the 2016-2020 Wyoming Arts Council Strategic Plan. Other recommendations were collected after a series of town meetings held this summer in
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In memoriam: Mary L. Maynard

We are saddaned to hear about the death of Mary L. Maynard of Laramie. She was a long-time member of the Wyoming Arts Council artist roster and a recipient of folk arts mentorship grants. Mary was featured in a WAC video, “Wyoming Folks: Folk Arts Encounters in the Cowboy State.” Here’s her obituary which appeared
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Call for entries: "La Casa de Colores" poetry project

This comes from a PBS New Hour post: This marked the first week as U.S. poet laureate for Juan Felipe Herrera, the 21st poet to hold the position and first Hispanic poet to do so, as well as the beginning of a new nation-wide poetry project. Herrera announced his project, “La Casa de Colores,” earlier this month at the
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Call for entries: “La Casa de Colores” poetry project

This comes from a PBS New Hour post: This marked the first week as U.S. poet laureate for Juan Felipe Herrera, the 21st poet to hold the position and first Hispanic poet to do so, as well as the beginning of a new nation-wide poetry project. Herrera announced his project, “La Casa de Colores,” earlier this month at the
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Africa MAAFA Remembrance Day rescheduled for Oct. 10

The Africa MAAFA Remembrance Day, originally scheduled for April 18, has been rescheduled. Here’s the updated info from sponsor SANKOFA African Heritage Awareness, Inc.: Save the date — Oct. 10 — for the fourth annual International Africa MAAFA (the scattering of the people) in Cheyenne. This event is being brought to the Laramie County community
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Pop-Up Art Walk set for Sept. 18-19 in Laramie

Call for entries: Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers

The Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers grants one $3,000 award in the spring of each year. Only literary or creative nonfiction proposals will be considered. No fiction or poetry proposals will be reviewed. The Fund supports writing that combines an engaging individual voice, literary sensibility, imagination and intellectual rigor to bring new perspectives and
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Fiber Festival Offers Wyoming Area World-Class Workshops & Demos

WyoFiber LIVE! is a weekend-long event that aims to demonstrate all things fiber, including crocheting, dyeing, felting, knitting, quilting, spinning, upcycling, and weaving. It will be held on September 18-20 at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie. WyoFiber LIVE! is a cooperative effort between the Wyoming Territorial Prison and the Wyoming Women’s Business
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Fiber Festival Offers Wyoming Area World-Class Workshops & Demos

WyoFiber LIVE! is a weekend-long event that aims to demonstrate all things fiber, including crocheting, dyeing, felting, knitting, quilting, spinning, upcycling, and weaving. It will be held on September 18-20 at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie. WyoFiber LIVE! is a cooperative effort between the Wyoming Territorial Prison and the Wyoming Women’s Business
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