SHERIDAN — An artist reception for Buffalo artist Aaron Wuerker will be held on Friday March 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.
Wuerker’s show, “Aaron Wuerker: Recent Landscapes,” will be on display through March 31 in the center’s Invitational Gallery.
Wuerker earned a bachelor’s in fine arts from Kansas City Art Institute in 1992 and a master’s in fine arts from Yale University in 1995. He and his wife, Jenny, also a renowned artist, own the Crazy Woman Fine Art Gallery in Buffalo.
“My work has continually returned to a realist vision of the landscape,” Wuerker said. “I’m usually drawn to compositions where mechanized forms either mimic or contrast with the natural forms in the land.”
For additional information, see the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s website at artinsheridan.com or call 674-1970.
The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.
SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host the 2015 Wild West Wine Fest on March 6.
The event to be held at the Elks Lodge will include tastings of more than 100 wines, beers and spirits with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening.
General admission tickets cost $50 and include admission to the event from 6-9 p.m.
Tickets will be available online at downtownsheridan.org.
The event raises funds for the Downtown Sheridan Association.
For additional information, contact the DSA at 672-8881.
SHERIDAN — The Food Group Tacofest and Family Fun event will be held Saturday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. at Sheridan College.
The fundraiser will benefit children in Sheridan County who would otherwise go hungry over the weekends.
A taco dinner will be provided by Taco John’s and activities for the whole family will be featured.
The free event will be held in the atrium of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center.
Donations to The Food Group will be accepted at the door.
For additional information, contact The Food Group Director Missy Hubert at 763-0850.
For more information on the nonprofit, see The Food Group’s Facebook page.
Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — The next Nonprofit Tuesday at the Black Tooth Brewing Company will support the Sheridan Senior Center and the 2015 Keystone Awards.
On Tuesday, March 10, the brewery will donate $1 from every pint sold.
In addition, the 4-6 p.m. celebration will feature live music from Terry Garrison and the sale of raffle tickets for packages valued at more than $2,000. Winners of the raffle will be announced at the Keystone Awards on April 23.
For additional information, contact the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.
The Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at 312 Broadway St.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon set for Wednesday, March 11, will feature a recap of the 63rd legislative session that is wrapping up in Cheyenne this week.
The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center.
Local legislators will share issues and accomplishments that arose during the legislative session that could affect local businesses.
The luncheon is open to the public. The cost for the buffet lunch is $15.
For additional information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.
The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women will host their annual salad luncheon on Thursday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An all-you-can-eat salad lunch will be served for $7 per person.
All proceeds of the luncheon will benefit the Methodist Women’s Missions locally and around the world.
The luncheon will be held at First United Methodist Church, located at 215 W. Works St.
Organizers ask that attendees use the entrance on Tschirgi Street or the handicap entrance from the parking lot.
SHERIDAN — The annual Volunteers of America “Filling an Empty Bowl” fundraiser will be held Thursday, March 12, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA.
A wide variety of homemade soups will be served by community churches and other organizations.
The event will also include a silent auction, live music by Canary Joe, face painting and games for kids.
Attendees also get to take home their handcrafted bowls.
Organizers said the event is meant to help attendees emulate a meal one might have at a soup kitchen.
Tickets for the event are $25 for families, $10 for adults or $5 for children 6 and older. Kids 5 and younger are free.
For additional information, contact Skye Heeren at 672-0475.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H carnival and chili supper is set for March 14 from 3-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
The event will include family fun, classic carnival games and a chili dinner. Games will include cake walks, a dunk tank and rubber band target shooting.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from any 4-H member or at the Sheridan County Extension Office in the Watt Agricultural Center at 3401 Coffeen Ave. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Raffle tickets for drawings to be held at the event are $2 per ticket or $18 for a book of 10. Tickets for games will cost 25 cents per ticket.
For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Extension Office at 674-2980.
The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.
UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will close its exhibit featuring the abstract art of Harry Jackson today.
The show is the first of its kind since 1953.
Harry Jackson was born in Chicago in 1924 and first spent time in Wyoming in 1938, when he worked as a cowboy on the Pitchfork Ranch near Meeteetse. He enlisted in the Marines at age 18 and was wounded in combat in the Central Pacific battles of Tarawa in 1943 and Saipan in 1944.
At 20, he became an official Marine Corps Combat Artist, the youngest ever, while stationed in Los Angeles. Jackson also spent much time in Europe where he studied the Old Masters and had a studio in Italy.
“Well-Aimed Lightning: The Abstract Art of Harry Jackson,” which will also include a video about Jackson’s life, is on view through April 10.
The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Ucross.
For additional information, call Ucross Foundation at 737-2291.
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is soliciting donations from artists for its ninth annual Miniature Art and Music Auction: Celebrating our Wild Earth, to be exhibited and juried April 13-24 at Davis Gallery.
The WWA is asking local and regional artists and musicians to contribute miniature works of art (no larger than 6-by-8 inches) and “mini-concerts” (up to 90 minutes) in support of protecting some of the most special places in Wyoming.
Artists are asked to deliver finished and framed miniature art pieces to the Davis Gallery on or before April 10.
Prizes from local businesses will be awarded for work in the following categories: best earth landscape, best use of natural materials, best use of recycled materials and best of show.
All musicians will be recognized as well.
Details and donation forms are available at www.wildwyo.org.
A free Grand Finale Gala at Davis Gallery will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 24. The public is welcome to submit final bids and enjoy free music, food and beverages.
Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the WAA.
For additional information, contact Kate Seymour at 672-2751 and visit www.wildwyo.org.
Davis Gallery is located at 645 Broadway St.