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Jun
8
Sat
“Western Explorations: The Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition 2018 and 2019
Jun 8 – Aug 31 all-day

Two new exhibitions will open the beginning of June at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

“Western Explorations: The Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition 2018 and 2019” offers Wyoming residents and visitors the opportunity to view outstanding artwork created by the Wyoming artists who were selected as Visual Arts Fellowship recipients. The exhibition is hosted by major arts venues around the state and rotates on a two-year cycle.

Artwork for the exhibition is selected by an out-of-state curator who has served as a fellowship juror for two years. The fellowship juror for this cycle, Ruth Bruno, public art program manager with Colorado Creative Industries, was tasked with conducting studio visits with each artist; selecting artwork for the exhibition; working with the hosting venue; and contributing an essay to the corresponding exhibition catalog. The exhibition catalog also features the artwork of the honorable mention artists from the previous two years and will be available at the UW Art Museum during the exhibition.

The artists included in the exhibition are: Elaine Henry, from Big Horn; Joe Arnold, Margaret Haydon and Patrick Kikut, of Laramie; Robert Martinez, from Riverton; and Andy Kincaid, of Wilson.

Artists who received honorable mention (and not on display) are: Sonja Caywood, from Dayton; Wendell Field, of Jackson; Ashley Hope Carlisle and Rani Robison, from Laramie; Brittney Denham, of Sheridan; and Kincaid, from Wilson.

The exhibition is funded, in part, by the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature. It will be on view June 8-Aug. 31.

“New Acquisitions: The Art Museum Collection” features important acquisitions that the museum has acquired over the last year for its permanent collection. Objects will include artworks by African-American artist Kara Walker; Iranian artist Shirin Neshat; Ponca artist Julie Buffalohead; and others.

“When it comes to selecting artworks, art museums across the country are looking at their collections and seeing a lack of diversity in the artists acquired over the years,” says Nicole Crawford, chief curator of the UW Art Museum. “Aware of this tendency, the UW Art Museum has made a conscious effort to acquire artworks by minority and underrepresented artists.”

Collecting lies at the heart of the UW Art Museum’s activities, advancing its mission to collect, exhibit and interpret art to inspire creativity and nurture lifelong learning for the people of Wyoming.

The exhibition is funded, in part, by the Patricia R. Guthrie Special Exhibitions Endowment. It will be on view June 1-Aug. 17.

These additions to the permanent collection will be integral for teaching in the museum with UW students, says Raechel Cook, curator of academic engagement.

“Walker and Neshat are powerful voices in the contemporary art arena, inviting viewers to question dominant historical and cultural narratives,” Cook says. “Their artwork will be instrumental in guiding students to consider someone else’s perspective and facilitating dialogue about complex challenges in our society such as racism, sexism, classism and violence.”

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

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 East Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday hours are extended to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Jul
16
Tue
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Jul 16 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous holds meetings 7 days a week in Laramie. Here is a look at the Tuesday meeting schedule.   Closed means its for AA Members or those that think they have a problem with alcohol. Open means it is for anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous. Call (307) 399-0590 with any questions.

 

7:10am

Civic Center, 710 Garfield Street, Room 260

Downtown Group, Discussion Meeting, Closed

 

12:00pm

Civic Center

Downtown Group, Discussion Meeting, Open

 

5:30pm

Civic Center

Downtown Group, Beginner’s meeting, Open

 

7:30pm

Civic Center

Downtown Group, 12×12 Book Study, Closed

Jul
17
Wed
UW Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival
Jul 17 all-day

Students ages 12 through adult will participate in the 24th annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival July 17-27 at the University of Wyoming.

Hosted by the UW Department of Theatre and Dance, the festival provides professional-level training to participants. Dancers study for 10 days with distinguished faculty from around the country and perform work set on them during the culminating gala performance.

Two public performances are scheduled during the dance festival.

Festival students will share dances they have learned at their respective schools or studios during the  Student Showcase concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, and is an opportunity for the audience to see what dance around the nation has to offer youth.

The Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival concludes with a gala concert — also held in the A&S auditorium — at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27. The concert highlights the works of the faculty set on the participants during the festival and performances by members of the Limón Dance Company.

Tickets for the gala are $12 and can be purchased at the UW Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts box office, by calling (307) 766-6666 or going online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts.

This summer’s dance festival features the second participation of the Limón Dance Company. Members of the company will teach, choreograph and perform. Also featured will be Keith and Kellye Saunders, of Dance Theatre of Harlem; Jacob Mora, of Moraporvida Dance Company; Broadway performer Carol Schuberg; and Donovan Helma, formerly of Tap Dogs.

José Limón and Doris Humphrey founded the Limón Dance Company in 1946. The dance company has been at the vanguard of American modern dance since its inception and is considered among the world’s best-known dance companies. Acclaimed for their dramatic expression, technical mastery and expansive, nuanced movement, members of the Limón Dance Company illustrate the timelessness of the founder’s work and vision.

For more information about the Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival, visit the website at www.uwyo.edu/thd/srsdf; like the festival’s Facebook page; follow on Snapchat and Instagram @snowyrangedance; or email Madison Drab at mdrab@uwyo.edu.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Jul 17 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous holds meetings 7 days a week in Laramie. Here is a look at the Wednesday meeting schedule.   Closed means its for AA Members or those that think they have a problem with alcohol. Open means it is for anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous. Call (307) 399-0590 with any questions.

 

7:10am

Civic Center, 710 Garfield Street, Room 260

Downtown Group, discussion meeting, closed

 

12:00pm

Civic Center

Downtown group, discussion meeting, open

 

7:30pm

Civic Center

downtown group, discussion meeting, closed

 

 

Feeding Laramie Valley: Free Lunch for Kids 18 and younger
Jul 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Feeding Laramie Valley will be serving free meals to children 18 and under Mondays through Fridays 11:30am to 1pm Mondays through Fridays till August 9th at the Feeding Laramie Valley building in Labonte Park. There will be a fun and educational activity from 12:30 to 1:30pm. There is no income requirement or registration. Contact Feeding Laramie Valley for more info, at 307-233-4399 or info@feedinglaramievalley.org.

ACSD #1 Free Summer Lunch Program for 18 & Younger
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

The Albany County School District #1 announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Meals are available at no charge to children 18 years of age and younger at Velma Linford Elementary 120 S. Johnson St.  weekdays through August 9 Lunch 12:00 to 12:45 contact at Jill Dunn (307) 721-4482

Laramie Downtown Running Club Weekly Run
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm

The Laramie Downtown Running Club will take place every Wednesday. It’s a free, casual event for the whole family that is also dog friendly. Sign in between 5 and 6pm at Lovejoy’s and once you hit 10 runs, you earn a t-shirt. It’s a casual environment where runners go at their pace and usually hang around to have a drink or dinner after their run. run. Lovejoy’s provides drink and dinner specials just for club runners.

New participants are always welcome. The route winds through downtown Laramie, portions of the greenbelt, and passes over the railroad tracks using the pedestrian bridge.  If you need more info, email laramiedrc@gmail.com or check them out on Facebook at this link

Jul
18
Thu
UW Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival
Jul 18 all-day

Students ages 12 through adult will participate in the 24th annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival July 17-27 at the University of Wyoming.

Hosted by the UW Department of Theatre and Dance, the festival provides professional-level training to participants. Dancers study for 10 days with distinguished faculty from around the country and perform work set on them during the culminating gala performance.

Two public performances are scheduled during the dance festival.

Festival students will share dances they have learned at their respective schools or studios during the  Student Showcase concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, and is an opportunity for the audience to see what dance around the nation has to offer youth.

The Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival concludes with a gala concert — also held in the A&S auditorium — at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27. The concert highlights the works of the faculty set on the participants during the festival and performances by members of the Limón Dance Company.

Tickets for the gala are $12 and can be purchased at the UW Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts box office, by calling (307) 766-6666 or going online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts.

This summer’s dance festival features the second participation of the Limón Dance Company. Members of the company will teach, choreograph and perform. Also featured will be Keith and Kellye Saunders, of Dance Theatre of Harlem; Jacob Mora, of Moraporvida Dance Company; Broadway performer Carol Schuberg; and Donovan Helma, formerly of Tap Dogs.

José Limón and Doris Humphrey founded the Limón Dance Company in 1946. The dance company has been at the vanguard of American modern dance since its inception and is considered among the world’s best-known dance companies. Acclaimed for their dramatic expression, technical mastery and expansive, nuanced movement, members of the Limón Dance Company illustrate the timelessness of the founder’s work and vision.

For more information about the Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival, visit the website at www.uwyo.edu/thd/srsdf; like the festival’s Facebook page; follow on Snapchat and Instagram @snowyrangedance; or email Madison Drab at mdrab@uwyo.edu.

Feeding Laramie Valley: Free Lunch for Kids 18 and younger
Jul 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Feeding Laramie Valley will be serving free meals to children 18 and under Mondays through Fridays 11:30am to 1pm Mondays through Fridays till August 9th at the Feeding Laramie Valley building in Labonte Park. There will be a fun and educational activity from 12:30 to 1:30pm. There is no income requirement or registration. Contact Feeding Laramie Valley for more info, at 307-233-4399 or info@feedinglaramievalley.org.

ACSD #1 Free Summer Lunch Program for 18 & Younger
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

The Albany County School District #1 announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Meals are available at no charge to children 18 years of age and younger at Velma Linford Elementary 120 S. Johnson St.  weekdays through August 9 Lunch 12:00 to 12:45 contact at Jill Dunn (307) 721-4482