UW Art Museum to Host Annual Gala and ‘The After Party’ Oct 22.

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its 23rd annual Gala, “Wyoming Rocks! Celebrating Wyoming Resources & Wonders,” Saturday, Oct. 22, from 6 p.m.-midnight in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

The Gala is planned as a fun-filled, festive evening of fine food, libations, music and dancing, friends, and an expansive auction set around the theme of Wyoming made products, experiences, resources and art. Black tie attire is requested.

Tickets are $175 each and are available online at http://wyoalumni.uwyo.edu/artgala2016

or by calling the Art Museum’s administrative assistant at (307) 766-3477. Sponsored tables are also available. The deadline to purchase tickets or tables is Oct. 10.

The Art Museum will host its inaugural “Wyoming Rocks! The After Party” concurrent with the Gala from 10 p.m-midnight on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Gala and “The After Party” will be at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

“The After Party” is planned as an exciting, Wyoming-themed event with dancing to the live catawampus American music of J Shogren Shanghai’d. Laniece “Mama Lenny” Schleicher will make a special guest appearance. Food, libations and a special photo booth will be part of the event. Cocktail attire is requested.

Tickets to “Wyoming Rocks! The After Party” are $50 per person and available in advance only to persons 21 and older. Limited to the first 200 verified purchases, tickets are available through Oct. 1 at http://wyoalumni.uwyo.edu/2016-TheAfterParty.

Gala tickets and tables include “The After Party” event, no separate purchase necessary.

“I am so looking forward to celebrating and sharing all that is wonderful and amazing about the University of Wyoming Art Museum and the State of Wyoming with all who attend the Gala and its new After Party,” says Mary Horton, President, National Advisory Board of the UW Art Museum. “I look forward to seeing you there.”

“Wyoming Rocks!: Celebrating Wyoming’s Resources and Wonders” and “Wyoming Rocks!: The After Party” will support the Art Museum this year. Programs are anchored on a comprehensive and growing collection of more than 8,000 objects, and a diverse exhibition program that ranges from innovative artists of the present time to art of the American West, and art from other times and cultures. Its original art resources form the basis for education and outreach programs that serve the state of Wyoming and enable academic and community engagement opportunities.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622, visit the website at www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum, or follow the museum on Facebook.

Through its “Museum as Classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 7 p.m. February through April and September through November. Admission is free.