Friday, March 30, 2012

Cheyenne Little Theatre Players announces new season April 5 at Historic Atlas Theatre

Cheyenne Little Theatre Players'
2012-2013 Season Announcement
Thursday, April 5, 2012
6:30pm
Historic Atlas Theatre

Enjoy Hors d'oeuvres and desserts while listening to our directors talk about their productions.
as long as you're there, why not purchase your Season Membership that evening?
Anyone who purchases their membership, and pays in full that evening, will also receive a coupon to bring a friend to a show of their choice during our 2012-2013 Season.
Make a donation of $251.00 or greater that evening and receive a 2nd coupon!

So, mark your calendar now,
and we'll see you at the Atlas!

** If you cannot attend our event,
Season Memberships may also
be purchased online at www.cheyennelittletheatre.org
or by calling our Box Office at
307-638-6543.

CLICK! clicks in this evening in Pinedale

CLICK! conference for visual artists clicks into high gear this evening in Pinedale with 6 p.m. reception and the UW Art Musuem-sponsored 20:20 at 7:30. Visit the "Pipeline: Pumping Art from the Energy State of Wyoming" exhibit at the Sublette County Library. Great series of presentations on Saturday. Be there! Details at http://wyomingarts.blogspot.com/p/click-conference-details.html

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Red Desert Audubon Wildlife Art Show opens April 6 at Lander Arts Center

The 32nd annual Red Desert Audubon Wildlife Art Show opens April 6, 6-8 pm.  Featuring over 70 artworks from 25 artists, the show features detailed watercolor, painting, encaustic, and ceramic works depicting Wyoming natural flora and fauna.
On exhibit through May 12, 2012 4pm.

Rebecca Lindenberg reading on April 2 dedicated to Craig Arnold

Poet Rebecca Lindenberg will read from her first book Monday, April 2, at Second Story Books. Her collection is dedicated to the memory of University of Wyoming Associate Professor Craig Arnold, who disappeared while conducting research three years ago.

Her free public reading, sponsored by UW's MFA Program in Creative Writing, is at 7 p.m. at the bookstore, located at 105 Ivinson Street. A book signing follows.

Lindenberg will read from her new collection of poems, "Love, an Index" (McSweeney's Books 2012). The collection recounts the loss of Arnold, a former UW faculty member and well-known poet who disappeared while hiking in Japan in 2009.

For more information about Lindenberg or the MFA Program, visit the MFA website at www.uwyo.edu/creativewriting or contact Gwynn Lemler at (307) 766-6453 or cw@uwyo.edu .

Photo: Poet Rebecca Lindenberg will read from her first book Monday, April 2, at Second Story Books.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ragamala Dance comes to Casper April 16

April 16, 2012 • 7:30 p.m.
John F. Welsh Auditorium, Natrona County High School

Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy, Artistic Directors Sacred Earth, featuring soloist Aparna Ramaswamy

The indigenous Warli people of western India revere the land, where their shelters derive, their food is grown, their lives find bounty and harmony. From southern India come kolams, floor designs drawn by women with rice flour to create a sacred space every morning. Gone in the space of a day, a kolam’s geometric shapes are a reminder of beauty’s impermanence, and its perishable materials nourish birds and small creatures as a way to give back to the earth. Against a backdrop of paintings from the Warli folk artist Anil Chaitya Vangad, each dancer in Sacred Earth summons the spirituality of this earthly connection into tangible existence. Imbuing the graceful and dynamic dance form of Bharatanatyam with its own distinctive vision, Ragamala Dance, called “a transcendent experience” and “rapturous and profound” by The New York Times, conveys to audiences worldwide that Bharatanatyam is contemporary and distinctly current. Sacred Earth couples eternity and transience, body and nature, soul and Earth in a celebration of the divine balance found in the universe’s continuous pulse.

Additionally on April 15, there will be a Dance Master Class at 1:00 p.m. at 307 Dance Academy, as well as a Hands On Kolam demonstration at 3:00 p.m. at Nicolaysen Art Museum.

Co-Sponsored by KCWY-13, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, Town Square Media, The Bon Agency/The Des & Carrie Bennion Family, La Cocina, KWYF – the CW, and the Ramada Plaza. Partial funding is from the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature, the Western States Arts Federation, the Schneider Fund in the Wyoming Community Foundation, Natrona County School District No. 1, and the McMurry Foundation.

The presentation of Ragamala Dance was made possible by the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project. Major support for NDP is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Call for entries for our artist friends across the border in northern Colorado

Gallery Bleu at Bas Bleu Theatre in Fort Collins invites northern Colorado artists to submit proposals for the upcoming 2012-2013 season.  Exhibit dates coincide with theatre dates and can, but do not need to complement stage productions as inspiration for their work.

Gallery Bleu, housed in the historic Giddings Building and home to the Bas Bleu Theatre Company, hosts six visual art exhibits a year, featuring local and regional artists. Each art show features an opening reception and runs for two months concurrent with the Theatre Company's main stage productions.  Art is for sale during the Fort Collins Gallery Walk, regular box office hours and during performances. Bas Bleu Theatre Company retains 25% commission of all gallery sales.

2012-2013 Main Stage Productions:
The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker
September 15 - October 14, 2012

Almost, Maine by John Cariani
November 24 - December 30, 2012

Mariela in the Desert by Karen Zacarius
February 2 - March 3, 2013

Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
April 6 - May 5, 2013

Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott
June 1 - June 30, 2013

To submit your two-dimensional work for consideration, please write to us at gallerybleu@basbleu.org.  Include your artist resume, statement and 3 to 5 high quality images transmitted as website links, .jpg or .pdf files.  The images that you enter as well as the text you provide may be used for print and digital publicity.

Entry Deadline April 16, 2012

Announcement of accepted artists via e-mail by April 30, 2012.  Delivery and insurance to and from the gallery are the responsibility of the artist.  Shipping or delivery instructions will be sent to accepted artists at time of notification of acceptance.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Art Design and Dine returns April 12


After taking the winter off, Art Design and Dine returns to Cheyenne April 12, 5-8 p.m. Here are the participating venues:

Artful Hand Studio and Gallery -- located in The Avenues. Open by appointment or chance

Clay Paper Scissors -- Artists' studios and gallery
Deselms Fine Art -- featuring Western and contemporary art
Studio 17 -- fine art photography
The Ancient Sage -- Art, Books , clothing and accessories
The Nagle Warren Mansion -- Historic mansion and bed and breakfast in downtown Cheyenne
The Cheyenne Artists Guild -- monthly meetings, workshops and shows
Prairie Wind -- fiber arts, beads, classes
LightsOn! -- Art shows, music and rental space in the Historic Hynds building in downtown Cheyenne. Contact architect Glen Garrett for more information
.

"Celebrate India Week" March 26-31 at UW

India's culture and history will be showcased at the University of Wyoming during "Celebrate India" March 26-31, sponsored by the Indian students' organization, Milaap. All events are free.
"Food and refreshments will be served at all the events," says Pooja Saraff, Milaap president. "Come and experience what makes India so special."
The schedule:
Monday, March 26, 7-8 p.m. -- Documentary on India, "Incredible Innovation," Wyoming Union Central Ballroom.
Tuesday, March 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m. -- Panel discussion on "Steps Toward a Caste Free India," Wyoming Union West Ballroom.
Wednesday, March 28, 7:30-10:30 p.m. -- Bollywood Movie Night, Wyoming Union Family Room.
Saturday, March 31, 5-6 p.m. -- Workshops will be held on wearing Indian costumes, cricket, Bollywood dancing and singing, and henna tattoos. Zesty Indian appetizers will be served. Bollywood Dance and Dandiya Night is from 6-11 p.m., Wyoming Union Ballroom. The event includes a workshop from "Mudra Dance School," followed by a Bollywood night after party.
Photo: Bollywood Dance and Dandiya Night are among events during "Celebrate India" March 26-31, at the University of Wyoming.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wyoming State Archives holds genealogical research workshop April 28

Registration is underway for the Wyoming State Archives’ genealogical research workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, April 28.

This free workshop will provide information on less traditional sources for genealogical research, and focus on records that will help tell an individual’s life story.

The workshop if open to the public, however, seating is limited.

To register for the workshop or for more information, please call 307-777-7826, or email wyarchive@wyo.gov.

Call for entries: 17th Street Art Festival in Cheyenne

17th Street Art Festival – Call For Entries

 

Entries Are Due By May 1, 2012!


Festival Is August 17-18 in Historic Downtown Cheyenne at The new 17th Street Dineen Plaza


Application materials postmarked May 1, 2012
Jury Fee $ 25.00
Guidelines:
1. 4 images on a CD 
2. List of images
3. Size 600 vertical x 800 horizontal pixels maximum
4. 300 dpi
Application materials returned with correct postage
10’ x 10’ Festival Booth, $200; After May 30, $250.
Contact:  Lynn Newman  lynnnewman@bresnan.net
Mail entries to Lynn Newman,  921 Ranger Dr., Cheyenne, WY 82009


FMI: http://artscheyenne.com/calendar-item/17th-street-art-festival-call-for-art-due-by-may-1st/2012-03-20

"Endangered Alphabets" author Tim Brookes to speak at WWCC in Rock Springs March 22-23

 The Western Wyoming Community College English Department and the Arlene and Louise
Wesswick Foundation present

Tim Brookes
Writer and language scholar from Vermont
Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
speaking on his “Vanishing Alphabets” of the world project, now on display at the Hay Library
Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.
reading from his own creative work

Both events take place in Room 1302 on the Rock Springs campus, and are free.
Tim Brookes of Burlington, Vermont is the author of twelve books, including Catching My Breath: An Asthmatic Explores his Illness (1995), Signs of Life: a Memoir of Hospice (1999), A Hell of a Place to Lose a Cow: an American Hitchhiking Odyssey (2000), Guitar: An American Life ( 2005), A Warning Shot: Influenza and the 2004 Flu Vaccine Shortage (2005),Thirty Percent Chance of Enlightenment (2009), and Endangered Alphabets (2010). He is the Director of the Professional Writing Program at Champlain College.

Call for entries: 6x6x2012 -- International Small Art Phenomenon

Call for Entries: 6x6x2012 - International Small Art Phenomenon

Deadline May 6 (International Postmarked May 1 please)
http://www.roco6x6.org

Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo) invites you and your constituents to participate in the international small art phenomenon which yields thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU. Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (15x15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted, exhibited and will be for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 15th. Sold Out artists' names will be revealed next to their work on July 6. Anyone may enter up to 10 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D) and there is no fee to enter the exhibition.

Last year’s exhibition included 5,000 artworks by 2,000 artists from 50 US states and 36 countries! Over 7,000 people attended 6x6x2011 and over 1,700 artworks were sold! Past contributors have included Bill Viola, Dexter Dalwood, Jerry Uelsmann, Wendell Castle, and many more. This year’s exhibition will introduce the new RPO Bravo Award (A collaboration with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra) for which all entries will be eligible. New partnerships with Its Liquid, Ovation TV, and Professional Artist Magazine bringing even greater international visibility to 6x6.

Early Celebrity Artist entries have already arrived from Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist; Garth Fagan, choreographer, founder and artistic director of Garth Fagan Dance; Robert Marx, internationally renowned artist; Tom Otterness, NYC-based sculptor; Lorenzo Fonda, LA-based film director; Steve Gadd, influential drummer; US Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter; Andrea Barrett, novelist and short story writer and many others. Join these celebrities and artists and send your artwork early!

Prospectus, FAQs, Celebrity Artists, and online gallery: http://www.roco6x6.org
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/215498401874728/

Artwork Entries should be mailed directly to:
Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604
USA

Mondo Guerra of "Project Runway All Stars" to speak March 23 at UW

From a UW press release:
"Project Runway All Stars" finalist and season eight runner-up Mondo Guerra will speak Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.
He also will guest judge for "The Condom Couture" fashion show that begins at 9 p.m. Friday in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. Friday Night Fever and FACE AIDS sponsor the program to bring awareness to issues of sexual health and HIV/AIDS in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere.
"UW student designers have created condom-inspired designs and will take the runway to win first-place and a cash prize," says Kat Nicola, Friday Night Fever marketing chair.
"Recognized for his impeccable construction and styling, masterful mix of prints and fearless use of color, Mondo will speak about his experience on ‘Project Runway,'" Nicola adds.
After Mondo emotionally disclosed on "Project Runway" that he is HIV-positive, he became a dedicated advocate for HIV/AIDs awareness. He and fellow "Project Runway" alumnus Jack Mackenroth have partnered with pharmaceuticals company Merck for the HIV and AIDS education campaign "Living Positive by Design."
In addition to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and FACE AIDS, the event will also raise funds for Partners in Health, an internationally recognized health care provider.
Photo: "Project Runway All Stars" finalist and season eight runner-up Mondo Guerra will speak Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Meet "The Lunch Box Lady" March 24 at the Paramount Cafe

Poetry for the Ages

2012 Wyoming Poetry Out Loud contestants
Shalene Velarde sat nervously at the table while we waited for our dinners to be served. Her friends, Kayla, and Mikki, runner-up in Pathfinder High School’s Poetry Out Loud (POL) contest, tried their best to ease Shalene’s nerves. She was Pathfinder school’s POL champ, and was about to compete with ten other Wyoming high school contestants in the state POL contest at the Atlas Theatre in downtown Cheyenne.

“Don’t worry, you’ll do fine,” they kept telling her. Shalene had the worst kind of nerves—so internalized that they could not be assuaged no matter what; nerves that would most likely get worse in the short hour until the competition would begin.

As a fellow sufferer of that plight, I commended her for just doing it. “No matter what happens, you will have this experience, and you can say, ‘I did it.’ That’s really important.” I knew of what I spoke, having let those kinds of nerves hold me back from participating in many creative endeavors.

All the students competing that evening had some degree of nerves working on them. At the dinner before the competition, the atmosphere was chatty but expectant. Teachers had brought their school’s competitor as well as assorted supporters—fellow students, parents, friends.

As coordinator of Wyoming’s Poetry Out Loud program, I’d seen several years of students’ POL nerves. The competition is a unique experience, drawing on aspects of dramatic, spoken word and slam performance, speech and debate, and just plain ol’ elocution, a mostly forgotten tradition from the Victorian era, when recitation of favorite memorized romantic verses was a favorite parlor game.

Eligible ninth through twelfth grade POL competitors choose poems to memorize from the POL “canon,” a selection of a few hundred poems by well-known published poets from the 16th Century up to contemporary poets of today. Contestants only have two requirements when picking poems: that one of the three poems they choose be pre-20th Century and one be 25 lines or less. One poem can fill both of those requirements. After the selection process, the memorizing begins for the school competition. The winning student from the school comes to the state contest. Each state champion and a chaperone receives an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C., for the contestant to compete in the national finals.

The key to a good POL recitation is linking the meaning and emotion of the poem to being able to deliver the poem to the audience, and not just the audience that is sitting in chairs out front, but for the audience about whom the poem was written.

This audience, or the tribe, as I learned at the public poetry workshop put on by Jim Coppoc, a poet, spoken word artist and performer, and one of the judges for Wyoming’s 2012 POL competition, is probably the most important component. In knowing that audience, the reciter has probably studied what the poem is trying to convey, also learning something about the poet in the process. That seems to be the formula for the most successful poetry recitations. Dramatic emphasis when needed, pregnant pauses, and use of the rhythm and meter of the poem are also good indicators that the reciter has studied these elements of the poem, and practiced the poem out loud, to listeners.

This year’s winner, Sara Ellingrod from Arvada/Clearmont High Schoool, also won the 2011 state contest. Her teacher/mentor/coach, Linda Crawford has had the state winner for the past three years. State winners can keep coming back to compete in the state competition, but not if they win any one of the twelve final places at nationals.

Sara nailed several aspects of Poetry Out Loud performance criteria. Contestants are judged on physical presence, voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, level of difficulty, evidence of understanding of the poem and overall performance. Her level of performance took a definite leap from the previous year.

Casper student Hannah Hout earned the runner-up spot. She is also a returning contestant from 2011, and her performance as well reflected a studied improvement.

As it turned out, this was Shalene’s first time ever on a stage. That’s a big step, a big leap and a big responsibility, to go from a classroom setting to a formal and dramatic stage performance with only the sparest of instruction or training. As all the contestants did, Shalene walked out on that stage, forgotten phrases and all, and just did it. Taking that first step is always the hardest, and often, the most brilliant.

By Linda Coatney

Matthew Dehaemers wins public art commission for Casper project


From a Nicolaysen Art Museum press release:

After a five-month selection process that involved 86 artists from around the state, region, nation, and the globe, Matthew Dehaemers from Kansas City, Kansas, was awarded the commission for the public art project on the southwest corner of Beech and Collins St. in Casper. The public art panel, comprised of representatives from all collaborators on the project, as well as public art administrators, artists, and community residents felt that Dehaemers synthesized many aspects of life in Casper and in the region, while also creating an educational project that refers back abstractly to the landscape that surrounds us and the elements that sustain our lives.

In early 2011, a unique opportunity arose to integrate public art into a new development for affordable housing located on the eastern edge of the Casper business district and directly across the street from the Nicolaysen Art Museum. Discussions centered on creating a public art project that could be incorporated into existing open green space, and serve as a gathering place for the residents of the housing complex, the surrounding community, and businesses. The new development, the Sunshine Apartments, will utilize green design as one of many initiatives for a ground-breaking direction in affordable housing the state of Wyoming. This project was awarded funding by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of their Our Town initiative. Our Town is the NEA’s new leadership initiative focused on creative “placemaking” projects where partners from both public and private sectors come together to strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city, or region around arts and cultural activities.

Matthew Dehaemers received his BFA from Creighton University and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin. His national public art commissions include the recent work Catalyst for the Kansas City Area Transit Authority, Seven Sentinels at the Vehicle Impound Facility in Kansas City and Convergence commissioned by the Los Angeles County as well as Detour commissioned by the Missouri Department of Transportation. Currently he is working on a large scale kinetic public art piece for the Johnson County Public Works facility. Dehaemers has also continued to produce unique issue focused installations for various art center such as Project Reclamation for the Leedy-Voulkos Arts Center, Watered Down for the Creighton University Lied Center and (402)Disconnect/Reconnect for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art among others. He has been awarded the Kansas Arts Commission Fellowship Award, the Joan Mitchell Fellowship, four Public Art Network Recognitions, an NAACP Community Contribution Award as well as numerous residencies.

Dehamer’s sundial project is entitled “Confluence of Time and Place.” His vision was inspired by “the historical periods of this region.”

Artist Statement:

All along the way life has left its mark on the rugged rocky terrain of the area in the form of bones, fossils, word and image carvings of indigenous people and pioneers. Today we mark the land by utilizing its’ rich natural resources to fuel the community including new alternative sources such as solar and wind energy. Today is just one small point on a continuum of millions of years of existence. As human beings we are use to placing time into a smaller context of years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds. When we talk about the geology of the earth we are talking about a macrocosm of 4.6 billion years. It is almost unfathomable to comprehend the true reality of that span of time. This public art installation is a way to symbolically connect these two streams of time. This structure is designed to broadcast with its shadow the time of day specifically for the exact latitude and longitude of Casper. At the same time, various graphically rendered spots surrounding the installation reveal the totality of our earth’s geological history and the existence of life since the beginning of our planet.

This project would not have been possible without the collaboration of the WCDA, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, Grimshaw Investments, LLC, and the City of Casper. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

For interview information and photographic opportunities, please call the museum at 307.235.5247.

For high-resolution images to accompany stories about this project, visit

Thursday, March 15, 2012

LuDel Deal Walker re-fuses refuse to create artwork you can't refuse

"Baby Fox"
From a Corridor Gallery press release:

The Corridor Gallery in downtown Casper proudly presents “Refuse”, a solo exhibit of Wyoming artist LuDel Deal Walter. LuDel is an accomplished artist that is following through with her first Corridor solo exhibit after winning “Best In Show” during a past Corridor call-for-entries show based upon the subject of religion. The public and press are invited to attend the opening reception of “Refuse” on Friday, March 30th at 7pm. The exhibit will show only through Sunday, April 1st. The Corridor Gallery appreciates your continued support for local and regional artwork.

Artist statement:

The Refuse of life remains. We Refuse to look at it. This work Re-fuses the discarded object with meaning. My work communicates the boundaries of where time passes into memory and life passes into death. How does memory hold the past captive? How does place tie into time and memory? This body of work refuses the passage of time by freezing the process of decay -- a stop-action of a very slow natural process. Memory seems to work in a similar fashion; as we recall people and events from our memories, they are frozen at a particular time like stop-action movie stills or loops of a single scene. I incorporate objects that are often ignored or overlooked to create meaning. The carcasses and the refuse of our lives are more than simple objects; they connect to the time when life and purpose was contained there. I am using recycled and found objects (hand-made paper, junk, bones, etc.) to represent the passage of time and the space between life and death. I find that by using images of actual carcasses and garbage in combination with textured papers and found objects, I have a stronger connection to the work because I'm forced to consider the feelings of disgust, shame and ambivalence surrounding the objects.  This body of work refuses the inevitability of  loss of meaning and purpose. We no longer revere life enough to consider the process of dying; because we can't embrace death, we can't fully embrace life. Every living thing has a quality that leaves the body at the time of death. Every object has a quality of memory.  What is that liminal quality?  Where is it? These pieces are intended to ask the viewer to consider the life and purpose that once inhabited these images. -- LuDel Deal Walter

Event Details

Event: “Refuse” Original Artwork by Wyoming artist LuDeal Deal Walter
Specifics: Located at The Corridor Gallery: 120 E. 2nd St. Casper, WY 82601
Tickets Cost/Avail: Free Admission
Opening Reception: Friday, March 30th at 7:00pm
Open Showing: Saturday, March 31st 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 1st noon to 4pm
Information: For more information, please contact The Corridor Gallery at (307) 333-7035, Reed at (307) 259-8001 or visit www.thecorridorgallery.com

"Make It Plain" exhibit in Gallery 234 focuses on African-American views of history and religion

From a UW press release:
An African-American view of history and religion will be featured in Felicia Follum's exhibition "Make it Plain," March 19-April 2 in Gallery 234, room 004 in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.
A reception for the exhibition is scheduled Wednesday, March 28, from 6-8 p.m. Admission to both events is free and open to the public.
The exhibition promotes looking at American history through the lens of all different cultural groups involved, as well as investigating the ways we persecute members of society today.
This exhibition will be shown in conjunction with the Shepard Symposium for Social Justice , March 28-31.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine TV tours renovated Broadway Theater in Rock Springs


Broadway Theater set for a grand opening April 13. Get more info here.

Carbon County Library System: "Don't tell us what you're reading -- show us!"

Click now for CLICK! conference early registration

If you plan to attend CLICK! A Weekend for Wyoming Visual Artists, March 30 - April 1, you may want to register now. Early registration means lower fees for both the conference and for hotel rooms at the Hampton Inn.

The deadline is tomorrow, Thursday, March 15. You can register at the door, but fees will be higher.

Whether you register now or later, we hope to see you and many other Wyoming artists at this opportunity to share, discuss building our careers, celebrate the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship winners, and have fun!

The registration form is available here. Updates on confirmed speakers and schedule details can be found at http://wyomingarts.blogspot.com/p/click-conference-details.html 

Aquila Theatre presents "bold" version of "The Importance of Being Earnest" March 23 at UW

From a UW press release:
Aquila Theatre will perform a bold interpretation of "The Importance of Being Earnest" Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium.
Tickets cost $26 for the public and $23 for senior citizens and students. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.uwyo.edu/fineart_ticket/tickets.aspx or by phone at (307) 766-6666. Tickets also are available in-person at the Wyoming Union ticket office.
Oscar Wilde's most famous play is an audience favorite. It portrays razor-sharp wit in a dizzy romantic comedy. "The Importance of Being Earnest" tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, both young men, who have taken to bending the truth to add excitement to their lives and to secretly escape the social expectations of the English upper class exemplified by Lady Bracknell.
Based in New York City, Aquila Theatre creates bold interpretations of classical plays for contemporary audiences. The New York Times describes the theater "as a classically trained, modern hip troupe." Aquila is the professional company-in-residence at the New York University's Center for Ancient Studies.
Aquila presents a regular season of plays in New York, performs at international festivals and tours approximately 70 American towns and cities each year. It also produces an extensive educational program on performing and producing classical plays through schools, workshops and rural and urban communities.
Photo: Aquila Theatre will perform a bold interpretation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium March 23.

Writer and workshop leader Page Lambert profiled in The Denver Post

One-time Wyoming resident and Wyoming Arts Council creative writing fellowship winner Page Lambert was profiled yesterday in The Denver Post. Read the interview here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Hostile Takeover Hip-Hop Tour hits Cheyenne May 14

THE TRIBE ZOO TATTOO, THE DEN and JAKE BYRD PRESENTS THE HOSTILE TAKEOVER TOUR FEATURING TECH N9NE AND MACHINE GUN KELLY!

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