Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Anglers tell whoppers at Laramie Co. Library July 13

Fishing experts Mike “Hack” Patterson and Marvin Nolte, present “Hook, Line and Sinker: Fish Stories at the Library,” an engaging evening of stories, traditions and tips in the Sunshine Room of the Laramie County Library, July 13, at 7 p.m.

Patterson, owner of Hack’s Tackle and Outfitters in Saratoga, and Nolte, a salmon fly tier from Bar Nunn, encourages the audience to participate in the evening’s discussion.

Folklorist Andrea Graham from the University of Wyoming facilitates the conversation with the invited anglers. Graham has been documenting Wyoming’s rich fishing heritage and contemporary culture as part of a larger project titled “Art of the Hunt: Wyoming Traditions.”

An exhibit of fishing gear made in Wyoming is also on display.

The exhibit and programs are part of “Fishing Traditions,” a project of the University of Wyoming American Studies Program, the Wyoming Arts Council Folk and Traditional Arts Program, and the Laramie County Public Library, with funding from the Wyoming Humanities Council.

The Laramie County Library is located at 2200 Pioneer Avenue in Cheyenne.

Please call the Wyoming Arts Council at 634-3561 for more information about this program.