Wyoming Arts Council

"No slouch of a newsletter"

So my daughter said when she looked at this second issue.

The Wyoming Art Council’s Artscapes November newsletter issue is off the presses and being mailed as I write this. Begins with a great review by Mike Shay about the Arts Summit that took place in Casper in October, including Casper College’s Literary Conference and assorted activities at the Nic and the Wyoming Arts Alliance Block-Booking Conference that featured Casper ‘s own Tremors, husband and wife duo Laughing Bird, who call Story home but travel the world, and Dayton’s Dave Munsick, who performed solo, but whose sons and their instruments occasionally travel and sing on the road with him.

This issue also includes a profile of the arts in the small, but talented community of Cokeville. They held a year of art activities culminating in the very successful Minerva Teichert plein air art show and sale. Teichert is a fairly well-renowned early 20th century artist who lived and worked in Cokeville. A fine piece of her work is on the front cover.

Rita Basom, WAC manager used this issue to look back over the year and the amazing depth and breadth of what the WAC does. Another page features an advocacy column by the current board chair, Bruce Richardson, and a short history of the board. We spotlighted three artists: Ed Fowler, the bladesmith from Riverton; Martin (Mar-teen) Goicoechea (Guoy-ca-chay-a), the bertsolari from Rock Springs who has been honored with a National Heritage Fellowship Award; and Alyson Hagy, an English professor at UW, who has numerous publications, her most recent, Snow, Ashes. We also introduced a new WAC roster artist, Trio Dolce, from Evanston.

Sadly, Don King passed away this year, and we have an article about his life and work. Tim Evans, former folk arts director at the WAC, wrote Remembering the king of the western saddle. This issue seemed to revolve around folk arts. We also featured a story about the “Wyoming Folk Masters” exhibit going on in the WAC Gallery through February 22, 2008. Some wonderful folk artists and their craft are represented.

Our blog page lists several items, along with a photo of the WAC Literary Fellowship winners John Nesbitt and John Sutton, and judge Nick Flynn.

You can also read about the upcoming egg exhibit, VSA Wyoming, and get tips on how to fill out grant forms.

Please call us at the WAC to get on the mailing list — (307) 777-7742 or go to the our website at https://wyoarts.state.wy.us/ for more information.

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