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Wyoming Arts Council Announces Folk Art Mentoring Grant Recipients

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Folk & Traditional Arts Mentoring Project Grants. The FY2020 Mentoring Project Grant recipients are: Marcus Dewey (Arapahoe) teaching James Dewey (Casper) the art of Northern Arapaho beadwork and war shirt making; Darrell Lonebear teaching Koleton Lonebear (both of Fort Washakie) Northern Arapaho
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Registration Open for the Wyoming Arts Summit 

Registration is now open for the Wyoming Arts Summit. The summit is set to take place November 7-9, at Little America Hotel & Resort in Cheyenne. Hosted by the Wyoming Arts Council, this bi-annual summit is an opportunity for individuals to come together, learn from one another, and empower the state’s creative sector. The summit
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Wyoming artist James F. Jackson awarded National Heritage Fellowship

James F. Jackson, a leatherworker from Sheridan, has been awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Jackson is recognized for his excellence in leather carving. He has spent the bulk of his career doing custom work for King’s Saddlery in downtown Sheridan, and now demonstrates his leather
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Wyoming Arts Council Announces Folk Art Mentoring Grant Recipients

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Folk & Traditional Arts Mentoring Project Grants. The FY2020 Mentoring Project Grant recipients are: Marcus Dewey (Arapahoe) teaching James Dewey (Casper) the art of Northern Arapaho beadwork and war shirt making; Darrell Lonebear teaching Koleton Lonebear (both of Fort Washakie) Northern Arapaho
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Registration Open for the Wyoming Arts Summit 

Registration is now open for the Wyoming Arts Summit. The summit is set to take place November 7-9, at Little America Hotel & Resort in Cheyenne. Hosted by the Wyoming Arts Council, this bi-annual summit is an opportunity for individuals to come together, learn from one another, and empower the state’s creative sector. The summit
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Wyoming artist James F. Jackson awarded National Heritage Fellowship

James F. Jackson, a leatherworker from Sheridan, has been awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Jackson is recognized for his excellence in leather carving. He has spent the bulk of his career doing custom work for King’s Saddlery in downtown Sheridan, and now demonstrates his leather
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Announcing the 2019 Wyoming Road Trip Playlist

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2019 Wyoming Road Trip Playlist. Hours driving across vast plains must be accompanied by some seriously engaging tunes and this playlist offers summer road trippers the best soundtrack for their Wyoming adventures. Listen to the playlist on Spotify now by visiting: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/346os5qK8hYRLBz7hev3lw These musicians represent some of
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Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition Opening at the University of Wyoming Art Museum

The exhibition, “Western Explorations: The Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition, 2018 and 2019” will be on view at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie, June 8 – Aug. 31. The Wyoming Arts Council’s Biennial Fellowship Exhibition offers Wyoming residents and visitors the opportunity to view outstanding artwork created by the Wyoming artists who
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Wyoming Arts Council Board Meeting: Thursday and Friday, May 30-31

The Wyoming Arts Council board will hold its next quarterly meeting May 30-31 at Basement Shift (444 S. Center St.) in Casper. Beginning at 1 p.m. on May 30, the board will convene to hear reports, plan for upcoming events, get updates on current Arts Council initiatives and review grant panel recommendations for the FY20
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Wyoming Musicians Selected to Perform at Levitt Pavilion Denver

The Wyoming Arts Council, in partnership with the Levitt Pavilion Denver, are pleased to announce the four Wyoming bands and musicians chosen to perform as part of the Levitt Pavilion Denver’s summer concert series this summer. The Woodpile of Laramie will open for Dustbowl Revival on July 6. The Canyon Kids of Jackson will open
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Wyoming Arts Council Seeking music from Wyoming Musicians for the 2019 Summer Road Trip Playlist

The Wyoming Arts Council is seeking music from Wyoming musicians for the 2019 Summer Road Trip Playlist. Wyoming is famous for its beautiful landscape, and the musical talent of the Cowboy State provides the perfect soundtrack for all of those summer adventures. The Summer Road Trip Playlist is an annual release hosted on Spotify and
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Announcing the 2019 Blanchan and Doubleday Writing Award Winners

Liberty Lausterer of Laramie and Lyndi Waters of Kaycee are the recipients of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2019 Blanchan and Doubleday writing awards. Lausterer won the Neltje Blanchan Memorial Writing Award for her entry, “Liberty: A Spiritual Memoir,” and Waters received the Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Award for her entry, “In the Key of
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2019 Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing & Journalism Fellowship Winner Announced

Melodie Edwards of Laramie is the recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2019 Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing & Journalism Fellowship for her entry, “Predators as Eco-Engineers.” Honorable mentions were given to Betsy Bernfeld of Wilson and Jeffrey Lockwood of Laramie. The Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing & Journalism Fellowship is made possible
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