Friday, December 4, 2009

WAC's fall issue of newsletter now out

Fall issue of the newsletter should have arrived in your mailbox this week. You can also read it online at

This issue features:
Front page--A recap of Arts Summit 2009 audience favorite Kelly Barsdate's presentation. Kelly works for NASAA, the National Assembly of State Arts Agency. There's also a terrific photo of Leah Hardy's artwork, a WAC Visual Arts Fellowship 2009 winner.

Our director Rita Basom talks about surveys and the inconvenience for the answerer, but the necessity for the asker, of filling them out. WAC board member Susan Stubson, a concert pianist from Casper, laments Natrona County's plans to take instrumental music out of grade schools.

Page 5 features the visual arts fellowship winners and a piece of art work from each.

Our Wyoming Artist Spotlights feature Sundance poet Patricia Frolander, cowboy poet and performer Cora Wood, and visual artist Georgia Rowswell.

Since it's cowboy poetry season, we listed several well-known cowboy poets in the footer and also featured eighty-nine year old cowboy poet Georgie Sicking.

Andrea Graham is the new Folklife Specialist at UW, and will be working with our folk arts specialist Annie Hatch on projects throughout the state. We also introduced you to our new cultural resources intern Ji Eun Kim, from South Korea, also a talented visual artist.

If you'd like to receive a paper copy of the newsletter, just call Linda at 307-777-6393 or email me through the blog address with your mailing address and I'll get one to you.