Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New artists approved for WAC roster

Eleven new artists have been approved for inclusion in the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2010-2011 artists’ roster.

They are Wendy De La Harpe, dancer and choreographer from Laramie; Equinox Trio, a classical music group from Casper; Justin Hayward, Casper visual artist; Maura Jacobsen, visual artist from Cheyenne; Jason Joyce, a poet from Cheyenne; Rick Kempa, a Rock Springs essayist and poet; Mark Koons, woodworker and furniture maker from Wheatland; Daron Little, cowboy singer/songwriter from Saratoga; Win Ratz, Cheyenne visual artist; Jeffrey Tish, theatre set designer from Cheyenne; and George Vlastos, Casper poet and teacher.

Selections were made by a panel of artists and arts leaders at a Jan. 21 meeting at the WAC in Cheyenne. These new artists will join 66 other talented artists and arts groups on the new roster, which will be available in print form and on the WAC web site in June.

Communities may apply any time for a WAC Arts Across Wyoming grant to bring in a roster artist. For more information, go to the WAC web site at or call 307-777-7742.