Gillette Mayor Duane Evenson has been appointed by Governor Dave Freudenthal to serve on the Wyoming Arts Council Board. He will serve a one-year term through the end of June, 2011. The Arts Council fosters and promotes access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts.
The Wyoming Arts Council works to efficiently and effectively manage the resources provided by the State of Wyoming, the National Endowment for the Arts and various private sources with advice and guidance from the Wyoming Arts Council Board. The Council envisions a culture in which every citizen is aware of the arts and appreciative of the opportunities the arts present. Services provided to its constituents consist of: financial, technical, informational, and promotional assistance. Constituents include artists and arts organizations.
One component of the organization is the Governor’s Arts Awards. The purpose of the awards is to recognize artists, arts organizations and patrons who have displayed excellence in the arts and outstanding service to the arts in Wyoming. Over the years, individuals and organizations from more than 20 Wyoming communities and state-wide organizations have been honored for their dedication to the arts in Wyoming. Mayor Evenson was an award recipient in 2009.
For more information contact interim City of Gillette Public Information Officer Michael Foote at 307-686-5393.