Featured News | July 5, 2016
Tara Pappas is the Arts Education Specialist with the Wyoming Arts Council. Prior to joining the Arts Council staff, Tara worked as a K-6 elementary arts educator in Albany County School District and a K-8 arts educator for the Fremont County School District in Colorado, having over 10 years of experience in the field of arts education. Her educational background includes undergraduate degrees in music performance and studio art from Colorado State University and a Master of Arts degree in visual arts education from The University of Texas at Austin. Her graduate studies focused on environmental and place-based arts education. In addition to her background in arts education Tara is an active mixed media artist, exhibiting in shows and galleries around the country.
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“I am thrilled to be joining the wonderful and energetic WAC staff, and look forward to being a part of the continued growth of arts education in our beautiful state!”
Colin Stricklin is the new Arts Communication, Marketing, and Research Specialist at the Wyoming Arts Council. Before he joined the organization Colin worked for the Wyoming Film Office, recruiting film and television production to the state as a form of economic and tourism development. Notable projects include Django Unchained, the dude ranch episode of Modern Family, and multiple Wells Fargo television commercials. His education includes undergraduate degrees in English and Writing at Ithaca College, and he’s currently working on his Masters Degree in English at the University of Wyoming. Beyond his experience advocating for Wyoming’s film industry, Colin is also a freelance writer and game designer.
“I’ve been with the State of Wyoming for nearly nine years, working alongside filmmakers to foster Wyoming’s production industry. I know firsthand how many talented and creative people practice their various crafts in this state, and I’m thrilled to be working with a wider array of them through the Arts Council.”