Monday, May 14, 2012

Public invited to Wyoming Arts Council Board events May 17-18 (and two Piatigorsky Tour concerts)

The Wyoming Arts Council will hold its quarterly board meeting in Buffalo May 17-18. It will be held in the new (and as yet unnamed) Art Center, 19 North Main, in the Buffalo Downtown Association Offices.

Agenda items include the decisions on FY13 Grants to Organizations, Arts Education and Operating Support grants, Community Arts Partner grant awards for the final quarter of FY12, review of WAC budgets, FY13 partnership proposals, the Council’s new Communications Plan, discussion of current Art in Public Buildings projects, the next Governor’s Arts Awards and other special event planning, as well as the election of board officers for FY13.

The board invites individuals and organizational representatives to attend any part of the meeting to observe the board process, and to address the board during the public comment session beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. Comments about the agency's policies, funding priorities, on-line granting system, and other arts-related topics are welcomed. For a detailed agenda, please contact the Wyoming Arts Council office at 307-777-7742. 

At the conclusion of Thursday’s session, a public reception for members of the community will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Margo Brown and David Romtvedt, 457 N. Main in Buffalo. 

           After the meeting concludes on Friday, some board members will remain for the 7 p.m. Piatigorsky Tour Concert by Richard Dowling, pianist, at Buffalo High School, 29891 Old Highway 87. The concert is free and open to the public. Dowling also will play Thursday evening at the First Presbyterian Church, 2121 Colonial Drive, Sheridan.

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