Tuesday, February 28, 2012

For March, the Poetry Box is stocked with Gary Snyder's work

From Meg Daly:

I am excited to announce that The Poetry Box is stocked with poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning Beat Poet extraordinaire Gary Snyder. Teton County Library produced bookmarks featuring four of Snyder's poems. Collect all four between now and March 13, the date of Snyder's Page to Podium talk in Jackson.

Fore information about tickets to the Snyder event:

The Poetry Box's wonderful host, Valley Bookstore, has a bunch of Synder's books on hand for your edification.

This is a dream come true for The Poetry Box -- that the work of local and regional poets would intermingle with poetry greats like Snyder, Nye, Pinsky. Thanks to our collaborators and sponsors: Teton County Library, Jackson Hole Review, JH Writer's Conference, pARTners, and the amazing JH Public Art Initiative. Thanks also to you readers. Please spread the word!

Colcannon performs March 3 in Casper

Colcannon brings Celtic music to Casper on March 3, 7:30 p.m., in the Kelly Walsh High School Auditorium. For tickets, go to ARTCORE. Here’s more info:

Jean Bolger began playing violin at age six: classical music was the ‘approved listening’ at home. A later convert to Irish fiddle, she brings great control to her fiery playing and a firm delicacy to her subtle, nuanced accompaniments. Jean is also a prolific composer, and once undertook writing a new tune every day for a year.

Mick Bolger is becoming increasingly recognized as a leading interpreter of traditional Irish song. He sings in both English and his native Irish (Gaelic), bringing an emotional directness and surprising depth. He also plays the bodhrán and his stories and humor keep audiences intrigued. Mick originally moved to the U.S. to pursue a degree in sculpture.

Mike Fitzmaurice (guitar and acoustic bass) is another former visual artist, with a degree in painting. He has run the gamut from bluegrass band to blues band to ballet orchestra. Mike’s bass playing is unique in the traditional music scene, with the instrument stepping up as an equal voice in the melodic texture - the “bass fiddle”, as it were. A skilled composer, he has written two full-scale works for Colcannon and symphony orchestra, “The Red Kite” and “Lusanna”.

Cynthia Jaffe (Irish flute, alto flute and tin whistles) has performed on the Celtic music scene since 2002, especially in the Colorado-based trio “County Boulder.” A multi-instrumentalist with classical roots, she hails from New York and has lived in New England, Denmark, Amsterdam, India, where she studied classical Indian music (flute and kanjira) at Wesleyan University’s World Music Program and with master teachers in Madras, India.

Brian Mullins (cittern, guitar, mandolin, flute) originally joined Colcannon as a guitarist and mandolin player in 1994. His inventive rhythmic accompaniments are a defining aspect of the group’s sound. Over the years he has incorporated more and more of his instrumental skills into the band’s arrangements, playing mandocello, bouzouki, erhu (Chinese spike fiddle) and flute. Brian is a prolific composer.

Monday, February 27, 2012

See it now -- Gov. Matt Mead's "State of the Arts" speech

2. Gov. Mead State of the Arts from Indie Media: The New Journalism on Vimeo.

Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition application available on WAC web site

The 2012 Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition will be held June 30 - July 1 at the Hynds Building in downtown Cheyenne. The postmark deadline for entries is March 30, 2012. Participating artists must be members of the Wyoming Arts Council's Artist Image Registry (AIR). For further details call 307-777-7677. Get application at http://wyoarts.state.wy.us/pdf/2012GCAEapplication.pdf

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival offers live stream Feb. 29 of TED Conference

Join us on Wednesday, February 29, for a FREE live stream of day two of the TED Conference in Long Beach.

This is a FREE event made possible by the Jackson Hole Wildlife 
Film Festival and the Center for the Arts. Pick up tickets at the Center for the Arts box office. FMI: 307-733-4900.

The Lab: 9:30 – 11:15 am

Henrik Schärfe, Roboticist
Regina Dugan, Director of DARPA
Jack Choi, Technologist
Marco Tempest ,Techno Illusionist
Donald Sadoway, Materials Engineer
The Earth: 12:00 – 1:45 pm
Karen Bass, Natural History Filmmaker
Sharon Beals, Anthropologist
Wade Davis, Ethnobotanist
James Hansen, Climatologist
T. Boone Pickens, Entrepreneur & Energy Theorist
Civilians Investigative Theatre, Theater Company
The Crowd: 3:15-5 pm
Reid Hoffman, Social Entrepreneur
Lior Zoref, Crowdsourcing Advocate
Reggie Watts, Vocalist/Beatboxer/Comedian
Frank Warren, Secret Keeper
Cameron Carpenter, Organist
The City 2.0: 6 – 7:45pm
JR, Street Artist
Edward Glaeser, Economist
Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
Suja Lowenthal, Vice Mayor of Long Beach
Mama Foundation for the Arts: Gospel for Teens Choir, Teen Choir

Master printer and WAC roster artist Mike Parker conducts residency for Park County students

Wyoming Arts Council roster artist Mike Parker was featured in a story in the Billings Gazette (reprinted today in the Casper Star-Tribune). Reporter Martin Kidston chronicled Mike's two-day residency at the BBHC for Park County students. He instructed them on traditional printing methods. For more about Mike, go to http://wyoarts.state.wy.us/Roster/Artist.aspx?ID=92. Photo by Martin Kidston.

Encana purchases student-made glass art centerpieces featured at Feb. 24 Governor's Arts awards gala

Riverton High School Principal Joanne Flannigan (left) and arts teacher Marianne Vinich at Governor's Arts Awards gala Feb. 24 in Cheyenne.

From County 10 in Fremont County:
The art glass centerpieces at the 30th Annual Wyoming Governor’s Arts Awards held Friday night in Cheyenne came from the imagination of Riverton High School Art Students enrolled in the Glass Art Program there.
Eighty-seven centerpieces, including two set aside for Governor Matt Mead, were produced for the event under the guidance of art instructor Marianne Vinich. RHS Principal Joanne Flannigan and Vinich were recognized at the awards dinner for the students’ contributions. Each of the glass art discs were offered for sale at a suggested donation of $40 to help purchase new glass and supplies for the program, which is the state’s longest-running such class. However,  before any of the discs could be purchased, Encana Oil and Gas made an $80 donation per piece and gave each centerpiece away. It was up to each table as to who got claim the centerpieces.

Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition call for entries will be in the mail this week

The Wyoming State Museum's Curator of Art, David L. Newell, reports that the Call for Entries for the 2012 Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale are mailing this week.

"The show is slightly later this year and we are also experimenting the a new venue and format. The exhibition will be held at the Hynds Building in downtown Cheyenne rather than at the State Museum. It will also be a two-day installation -- although I can't call it a pop-up show because people know about it. The new space allows us to grow the show and accept larger pieces."

The show will be June 30 and July 1. The postmark deadline for entries is March 30. Artists must be registered with the Wyoming Arts Council's Artist Image Registry (AIR) to participate in the show. There are no entry fees.

CORRECTION: Harpist Dave Shaul and piper Jim Taylor perform in concert March 16, not March 18

The "Made in Wyoming" Chamber Music Series is pleased to announce a substitute concert for the concert scheduled for March 18.  The concert will have a seasonal, Celtic theme.  For reservations, please call 307-214-2359 or email to WyomingChamberMusic@yahoo.com.

The new concert on Friday, March 16, features Celtic music from all six Celtic cultures, with Dave Shaul (bottom photo) on Celtic harp and vocals. Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Cornish and Manx music will be presented.  Background will be provided, so that the audience can better understand the actual diversity of Celtic music. It will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Nagle Warren Mansion B&B in downtown Cheyenne.

Piper Jim Taylor (top photo), of the Southwest Wyoming Band, will join Dave on small pipes for the second half of the concert.  The small pipes, or chamber pipes, are a smaller version of the familiar Scottish bagpipes for indoor use.  Jim and Dave will present surprising arrangements of Irish and Scottish tunes for this combination.

The original concert for Mar. 18 was postponed because the flute player, Beth Wasson, injured her hand and is unable to play.  The flute and harp concert will be included in the next season of "Made in Wyoming" Chamber Music series.

"Made in Wyoming" Chamber Music is a series that features Wyoming musicians and composers.  It is funded in part by the Wyoming Arts Council.  Next season will include Baroque music, as well as music composed by Wyoming composers.

Call for applicants: Signal Fire Arts in Oregon

Signal Fire is pleased to announce our 2012 programs and Call for Applicants. We are now accepting applications from all creative disciplines for the 4th annual Outpost Residency and the 2012 Overture Backpacking Retreat. Applications are due March 15, 2012.

Signal Fire was formed in 2008 by activist Amy Harwood and artist Ryan Pierce in response to the urban demand on working artists. We bring artists to the farthest stretches of our remaining wild and open places, crafting experiences that instill self-reliance and catalyze new creative energy. We utilize public lands to advocate for the access to— and protection of— these places in order to enrich and sustain society.

This year’s Outpost Residency will host eight artists for two separate one-week sessions in Eastern Oregon’s remote and breathtaking Wallowa Mountains. The selected artists will live and work in studio-size canvas wall tents. Signal Fire organizers provide food, lead optional hikes, and have wilderness medical training. Applications are due March 15th and will be reviewed by a guest jury comprised of writer Matthew Stadler, musician M. William Helfrich (mbilly), visual artists Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen, and filmmaker Julie Perini. The residency period is July 14-20 and July 22-28, and is free to selected applicants.

From June 30- July 6, Signal Fire offers Overture, a backpacking retreat in Mt Hood National Forest near Portland, Oregon. This will be out third guided backpacking retreat, returning to the same ancient forests and pristine waters from last year’s popular Love Triangle Hike. This trip is offered at-cost to participants. Free applications to both Outpost and Overture can be found on our website.

Next autumn Signal Fire will also be organizing Afloat, a canoe trip on Utah’s Green River. This program is by invitation only, as a trial run for open-application river trips in coming years.

The growing list of Signal Fire residents includes a wide spectrum of visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, curators, performers, and creative agitators. We are committed to keeping our programming low cost or free.

Contact: Ryan Pierce, 415-690-0949ryan@signalfirearts.org

Cheyenne native Daniel Junge wins best documentary short Oscar for "Saving Face"

Cheyenne native and East High School grad Daniel Junge, left, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy of Pakistan accept their Oscar for best documentary short, "Saving Face," at the 84th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night in L.A. Junge now lives in Denver.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Todd Skinner Leadership Lecture features legendary Wyoming rock climber Paul Piana

Legendary Wyoming rock climber Paul Piana will deliver the third Todd Skinner Leadership Lecture Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m.at the University of Wyoming Yellowstone Ballroom. Admission is free.
A native of Newcastle, Piana is recognized as one of rock climbing's most influential and prolific free climbers. He has more than 600 first free ascents and teamed with fellow Wyomingite Todd Skinner on many first ascents, ranging in locales from Greenland to the Amazon jungle. Piana received his bachelor's degree in English literature from UW.
Piana and Skinner became pioneers in the emerging sport of gymnastic rock-climbing in the 1980s and 1990s. Skinner, who resided in Lander, was killed in a 2006 climbing accident in Yosemite National Park. 
Piana has appeared in many films and videos about free-climbing adventures, including ESPN's "Amazon Journey to the Lost World" and Outdoor Life's "Into the Dragon's Teeth: Climbing in Viet Nam." In 1988, he and Skinner received the American Alpine Club's most prestigious Underhill Award for Lifetime Climbing.
Photo: Legendary Wyoming rock climber Paul Piana will deliver the third Todd Skinner Leadership Lecture Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

Riot Act., Inc.'s "The Taming of the Shrew" opens March 8 in Jackson

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle: "Oklahoma" comes to Cheyenne this weekend

"Oklahoma" comes to Cheyenne this weekend


Cheyenne’s East High’s spring play, “Oklahoma!” by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein

When: 7 p.m. tonight (Feb. 24) and Saturday (Feb. 25) and 2 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 26)

Where: East High auditorium, 2800 E. Pershing Blvd., Cheyenne

Tickets: $5 for students and seniors, $8 for adults

Thursday, February 23, 2012

"Art in the Stacks" Feb. 24 at Campbell County Public Library

From the Campbell County Public Library in Gillette: Art in the Stacks is tomorrow at CCPL. Come by anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. for a self-guided tour of the fabulous art collection. Local experts Steve Riss, Pat Love, Linda Stewart and Sandy Aberle will be on hand to help you learn more. Frank Sanders, renowned adventurer, Devils Tower rock climber and long-time Gillette area resident, will share his less-known side by providing piano entertainment. $200 prize drawing! Refreshments! Cost: $5

Call for entries: Wyoming Writers, Inc., annual writing contest

Wyoming Writers, Inc., 2012 Contest Instructions
Deadline: March 15, 2012

All entries
A cover page with the following information must accompany each entry:
            Category entered
            Word count (fiction and non-fiction entries)
            Author’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address (if applicable)

Must be typed on standard 8 ½ x 11 inch white paper, in standard font, 12-point.
Use standard manuscript format, one-inch margins all around.
Only the title and page number must appear on each page in header/footer; author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript.
Do not staple pages together or use a cover or binder; paper clip only.
Submit two copies of each entry.
No previously published work.  All work must be original to the author.

Length limits
3000-word limit for each fiction or non-fiction entry.
40-line limit for each poem.

Poetry entries
One poem per page; maximum three poems per entry.
Each poetry entry should be listed on its own cover sheet.

General information
Keep copies of your work; entries will not be returned.
Entries that do not follow guidelines will not be eligible.
Enclose a self-addressed stamped postcard to acknowledge receipt of your entries.
Winners will be notified by mid-May.

Submission categories
Adult fiction (no horror or erotica)
Fiction for children/juveniles
Poetry: traditional
Poetry: free verse

1st place all categories— $50
2nd place all categories— $30
3rd place all categories— $20

Winners will be announced at the annual Wyoming Writers conference in early June.

Entry fees
Members— $10 per entry
Non-members— $15 per entry
Mail entries to: John D. Nesbitt, Eastern Wyoming College, 3200 West C Street, Torrington, WY  82240; 307-532-8292John.Nesbitt@ewc.wy.edu

Reminder:  Deadline is March 15, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mystery novelist Robert Greer of Wheatland hits the road April 14 with new novel

North Atlantic Books, publisher of Robert Greer's new novel, "Astride a Pink Horse," sends this info on the Wheatland's author's tour schedule: 

Publication date: March 27, 2012; North Atlantic Books, distributed by Random House; Hardcover; ISBN: 978-1-58394-369-4 (1-58394-369-2); $23.95/$26.95 CAN; 6 x 9; 376 pages).

Group author signing
Saturday, April 14th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Whistle-Stop Mercantile ~ Books, Espresso & Deli
200 S. 3rd Street
Douglas, WY 82633
(307) 358-3663

Author talk and signing
Friday, April 20th from 4-6 p.m.
The Thistle
1243 Rumsey Ave.
Cody, WY 82414
(307) 587-6635

Reading and/or signing (TBD)
Saturday, April 21st from 1-3 p.m.
Sheridan Stationery, Books, & Gallery
206 North Main St.
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 674-8080

Saturday, April 28th from 1-4 p.m.
The Storyteller
528 Broadway
Thermopolis, WY 82443
(307) 864-3272

"New West Art at the Hynds" opens tonight

Wilson's Suzanne Morlock featured in March issue of Sculpture Magazine

The March 2012 issue of Sculpture Magazine includes a multi-page feature of Suzanne Morlock of Jackson. It's entitled "The Green Magic of Recycling: Suzanne Morlock," written by Katarzyna Zimna. To view the e-version, go to http://online.qmags.com/SM0312/default.aspx?pg=54&mode=2

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Carbon County Library System promises "boot-stompin' good time" with new reading program


Mid-winter fun at February Funk Festival Feb. 25 in Centennial

National Historic Trails Center exhibit celebrates the creativity of fiber arts

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) in Casper is recognizing Women’s History Month with a temporary exhibit, “Wyoming Knits! Contemporary Knitting in the Cowboy State.”

A baby boy, warmed with a hand-knit blanket.
A baby boy, Asher Rose, warmed with a hand-knit blanket, created by his aunt, Erin Rose.
Photo by David Pelham.
The exhibit opens on March 3, and runs throughout the month. It celebrates the beauty and diversity of the fiber arts, and features over 100 examples of knit and crocheted items by Wyoming artists.

“The exhibit provides a modern day connection to our pioneer past,” said Trails Center interpreter Alex Rose.

Wyoming fiber artists from Casper, Cody, Lander, Riverton, Buffalo, Thermopolis, and Laramie contributed to the exhibit.

Pioneer women knit socks, mittens, even shawls. Today, fiber artists create hats, purses, slippers, stuffed animals, and even knit prosthetic breasts for breast cancer survivors.

“We often buy clothing made in other countries, in factories by machines, by people we do not know, with fabrics that are synthetic and unnatural,” Rose said. “With the fiber arts, people create items, with their hands, that express their love for family, friends and even strangers.”

Some of the items in the exhibit are available for sale, with part of the proceeds benefitting the National Historic Trails Center Foundation.

The following Wyoming yarn shops and organizations helped facilitate the exhibit: Cowgirl Yarn of Laramie, Dancing Sheep Yarn and Fiber of Casper, Fremont Fiber Arts Guild, Jennings Family Fibers of Riverton, Lucy’s Sheep Camp of Thermopolis, Mountain Meadow Wool Mill of Buffalo, and Needlework Paradise of Cody.

Erin Rose, curator of education at Fort Caspar Museum, and a knitting instructor, contributed to the exhibit.

For more information, contact Alex Rose at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7780.

Mark Jenkins: "The Healing Fields: The Legacy of War and the Search for Miss Landmine Cambodia"

From a UW press release:
Acclaimed author and National Geographic field staff writer Mark Jenkins will give his photo-illustrated presentation of the devastation and suffering caused by Cambodian landmines Feb. 27-March 22 in Laramie, Cheyenne, Torrington, Riverton, Rock Springs and Powell. The forums are free and open to the public.
A native of Laramie, Jenkins is a part-time writer in residence with UW's MFA Program in Creative Writing. He also contributes lectures and presentations to classes in UW's International Studies Program.
"The Healing Fields: The Legacy of War and the Search for Miss Landmine Cambodia," will be presented at the University of Wyoming Monday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. in Room 310 of the UW Classroom Building.
After spending a month in Cambodia, crossing minefields, interviewing victims and searching for Miss Landmine Cambodia, Jenkins was inspired to create his presentation. He points out that, after a war ends, landmines are still alive, waiting to blow the legs off innocent farmers and shepherds.
The program also will be presented at:
Laramie County Community College -- Tuesday, March 6, 6 p.m. in the ARP Building, Room 128;
Eastern Wyoming College -- Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts auditorium;
Western Wyoming Community College -- Monday, March 19, 7 p.m. in Room 1005;
Central Wyoming College -- Wednesday, March 21, 3:30 p.m. in the  Intertribal Center‘s Wind River Room;
Northwest College -- Thursday, March 22, at 4 p.m. in Room 70, the Fagerberg Building, Room 70.
Jenkins' talks are part of the statewide International Studies Scholar Lecture Series. Now in its third year, the series is funded by a U.S. Department of Education Grant, in partnership with Wyoming community colleges,  to the University of Wyoming International Studies Program.
"This continues to be a successful program to promote significant discussion of a variety of international issues," says Jean Garrison, director of International Studies at UW. "With Jenkins' talk on demining efforts in Cambodia, we see a complex problem that required ingenuity and local-to-global cooperation to find a solution. Through this and other presentations, we remain committed to bring the world to Wyoming."
This lecture is sponsored by the UW International Studies Program, the UW Outreach School, the UW Office of Academic Affairs and the partner community colleges. For more information, email Garrison at garrison@uwyo.edu or call (307) 766-3423.
Photo: This is among phots in Mark Jenkins' presentation "The Healing Fields: The Legacy of War and the Search for Miss Landmine Cambodia." (Mark Jenkins Photo)

At "Out West at the Autry" in L.A. on Feb. 27, Sen. Al talks about new book and his longtime support of LGBT rights

Wyoming Sen. Al Simpson of Cody will be featured at "Out West at the Autry" Feb. 27 at the Autry in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. How did Sen. Al wind up at an event that in L.A. that celebrates Western art and writing and LGBT issues? It goes beyond the fact that he is the subject of a new biography, "Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson." In a Feb. 7 post, writer Gregory Hinton, who grew up in Cody and just finished a research fellowship at the BBHC, muses on how he found common ground with Sen. Al on the issue of being gay in Wyoming. Read the Autry blog post here.

Call for applications: Lander Art Center

The Lander Art Center has a new application process for professional and emerging artists to apply for an exhibition in the gallery space.

Exhibitions are scheduled about a year in advance and applications are accepted year-round.

Applications will be reviewed by the Lander Art Center Exhibition Committee and selected based on quality, variety of medium, interest, and gallery space and time criteria.

The application requirements consist of an artist biography, exhibition proposal, artist statement, 10 digital images, an itemized image list, resume, and application fee.

Artists who are interested in submitting a proposal should go to www.landerartcenter.com and download the Exhibition Proposal Application.

"Naturally Nude" exhibit opens Feb. 24 at Pink Garter Theater

5th Annual Naturally Nude
Exhibition of Exceptional Nudes

This exhibition will feature only the timeless subject matter, the figurative nude. This show is open to all artists in any medium, traditional renderings as well as unique interpretations. This exhibition opening takes place Friday, February 24, 2012, at the Pink Garter Theater in Jackson from 6-9 p.m. Please join us for CIAO's most popular and amazing event! Drinks served at The Rose bar inside the Pink Garter.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Take 6 a cappella group performs at UW Feb. 24

From a UW press release:
Grammy Award-winning Take 6, an a cappella group, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium.
Admission is free to UW students with a valid ID, $23 for senior citizens and $27 for others. For tickets, call (307) 766-6666 or visit www.uwyo.edu/finearts .
Take 6 was founded at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Ala. The group began as a gospel sextet, but evolved by integrating traditional gospel with R&B, jazz and pop music. The group's latest CD, "The Standard," is straight jazz.
The group has won10 Grammy awards and one Soul Train award, and holds the honor of being the most Grammy-nominated vocal group in history. Take 6 has collaborated with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, the late Whitney Houston, Ray Charles, Queen Latifah, Quincy Jones and k.d. lang. The group provided the sound track for "Dick Tracy" as well as Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" and John Singleton's "Boyz n the Hood."
For more information, visit http://www.take6.com.
Photo: Grammy Award-winning Take 6 performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium. (Anthony Scarlatti Photo)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

"New West Art Show" opens Feb. 22 in Cheyenne's Hynds Building

“New West Art Show” at the Hynds 1602 Capitol Avenue Cheyenne. 

Featuring the work of 15 artists. Rachael Eastman, Don Hendricksen, Terry Kreuzer, Phillippa K. Lack, Edward Marron, Mike McIntosh, Lynn Newman, Sally Newman, Connie Norman, Do Palma, Win Ratz, Jennifer Rife, Kevin Robinett, Georgia Rowswell, Laurel Shelley-Ruess. 

Public reception this Wednesday, February 22, from 5:30 till 7:30 p.m. 

FMI: 630-4077.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Jackson Hole ranch and Grand Teton National Park site of Quentin Tarantino shoot

The Jackson Hole News& Guide reported this:

Director Quentin Tarantino wrapped filming for parts of his latest movie, “Django Unchained,” in Jackson Hole last week, with plenty of shots of snow, the Tetons and even elk.

The director decided to shoot five scenes instead of an originally planned three at the private Bar BC Ranch on Spring Gulch Road, Mary Jane Ashmore, the ranch’s marketing manager, said.

In all, the production spent more than $500,000, rented 100 rooms at Snow King Resort for about a week and also filmed in Grand Teton National Park.


Based on a 1966 Italian-made spaghetti Western, Tarantino’s feature is about a slave-turned bounty hunter, starring Jamie Foxx in the title role. Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Sacha Baron Cohen also have roles.


Tarantino’s production company hired several residents for crew work, Michelle Howard of the Wyoming Film Office said. The company also brought in veteran movie horse wranglers Robin and Kate Wiltshire from Turtle Ranch near Dubois.


The production company spent more than $500,000 in Wyoming, which qualifies it for a cash rebate of  up to 15 percent of those expenses, [Howard] said. The state’s Film Industry Financial Incentive program requires a production spend $200,000 or more to qualify for the rebate.