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Apr
7
Tue
Sheridan High School choir concert @ Sheridan High School, Sue Henry Auditorium
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choirs will perform a concert for the community at 7 p.m. April 7 in the Sheridan High School Sue Henry Auditorium.

The concert will feature the songs the four choirs will be taking to the upcoming Northeast District Festival to be held April 30 in Gillette.

The Honor Choir will sing a Mozart piece; Treblemakers, the all-girl choir, and Spectrum, a co-ed choir, will both sing several songs they performed at the jazz festival in Casper.

The SHS mixed choir will also perform, and the evening will also feature several small ensembles.

Choir teacher Ashley Lecholat said her choirs work all year to develop the needed techniques to master the mature pieces that will be featured at the concert.

The concert will last approximately one hour and is free and open to the public.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Apr
9
Thu
Sheridan College Student Juried Exhibition art reception @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host the Sheridan College Student Juried Exhibition April 7-29.

The show will feature works of art by Sheridan College students that were chosen to be in the show.

An artists’ reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 9. Refreshments will be served and the public is welcome to attend.

Sagebrush Community Art Center is located in the historic train depot at 201 E. Fifth St.

Lecture with ceramic artist Kim Dickey @ The Brinton Museum reception gallery
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum, in partnership with Sheridan College, will host ceramic artist Kim Dickey for an evening lecture and workshop demonstration on Thursday and Friday.

Dickey is an art professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is known for her large-scale, sculptural pieces.

Dickey received her master of fine arts in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She has exhibited her work extensively throughout the United States and in group exhibitions in Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. She has received numerous awards and fellowships.

Dickey was also represented in The Brinton Museum’s 2014 summer show “Flora and Fauna.”

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in The Brinton Museum’s Reception Gallery.

A one-day workshop will be held on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fine arts ceramics studio at the Sheridan College Art Department.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Dickey’s lecture and workshop are funded by a grant from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. in Sheridan.

For more information, call The Brinton Museum at 672-3173 or visit thebrintonmuseum.org.

Apr
10
Fri
Final day for Harry Jackson exhibit at Ucross @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
Apr 10 all-day

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.

Submission deadline for mini works of art @ Davis Gallery
Apr 10 all-day

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.

Workshop with ceramic artist Kim Dickey @ Sheridan College Art Department
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum, in partnership with Sheridan College, will host ceramic artist Kim Dickey for an evening lecture and workshop demonstration on Thursday and Friday.

Dickey is an art professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is known for her large-scale, sculptural pieces.

Dickey received her master of fine arts in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She has exhibited her work extensively throughout the United States and in group exhibitions in Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. She has received numerous awards and fellowships.

Dickey was also represented in The Brinton Museum’s 2014 summer show “Flora and Fauna.”

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in The Brinton Museum’s Reception Galley.

A one-day workshop will be held on Friday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fine arts ceramics studio at the Sheridan College Art Department.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Dickey’s lecture and workshop are funded by a grant from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. in Sheridan.

For more information, call The Brinton Museum at 672-3173 or visit thebrintonmuseum.org.

Apr
12
Sun
“The Art of David Shannon!” artist reception @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum presents its 10th Illustrator Show featuring celebrated Caldecott Honor Book recipient and children’s storybook author and illustrator David Shannon.

“The Art of David Shannon!” opens in the Museum’s Reception Gallery on Thursday with an artist’s reception on Sunday, April 12, from 2-4 p.m.

A gallery talk and book signing are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 16.

Admission to the reception and gallery talk is free and open to the public.

David Shannon is perhaps best known for his popular children’s picture book, “No, David!” published by The Blue Sky Press and inspired by whimsical drawings made when he was a little boy.

A resident of Los Angeles, David grew up in Spokane, Washington, and has written and illustrated numerous books for children including the enchanting “Jangles: A Big Fish Story,” a tale about a boy and a fish, and “A Bad Case of Stripes!,” a story about a charming little girl who develops a bad case of stripes.

More than 60 of Shannon’s original children’s book illustrations are represented in The Brinton Museum’s 10th Illustrator Show. The exhibit is funded by a grant from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

“The Art of David Shannon!” will show through May 31.

To schedule a children’s or school tour — offered with free admission — or for more information, contact Museum Educator Barbara McNab at 672-3173 or email bmcnab@TheBrintonMuseum.org.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Apr
16
Thu
“The Art of David Shannon!” gallery talk and book signing @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum presents its 10th Illustrator Show featuring celebrated Caldecott Honor Book recipient and children’s storybook author and illustrator David Shannon.

“The Art of David Shannon!” opens in the Museum’s Reception Gallery on Thursday with an artist’s reception on Sunday, April 12, from 2-4 p.m.

A gallery talk and book signing are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 16.

Admission to the reception and gallery talk is free and open to the public.

David Shannon is perhaps best known for his popular children’s picture book, “No, David!” published by The Blue Sky Press and inspired by whimsical drawings made when he was a little boy.

A resident of Los Angeles, David grew up in Spokane, Washington, and has written and illustrated numerous books for children including the enchanting “Jangles: A Big Fish Story,” a tale about a boy and a fish, and “A Bad Case of Stripes!,” a story about a charming little girl who develops a bad case of stripes.

More than 60 of Shannon’s original children’s book illustrations are represented in The Brinton Museum’s 10th Illustrator Show. The exhibit is funded by a grant from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

“The Art of David Shannon!” will show through May 31.

To schedule a children’s or school tour — offered with free admission — or for more information, contact Museum Educator Barbara McNab at 672-3173 or email bmcnab@TheBrintonMuseum.org.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Apr
30
Thu
All Sheridan elementary schools choir concert @ Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — All the elementary schools in Sheridan County School District 2 will combine for a night of singing and fun on April 30.

The concert featuring choirs from each elementary school will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School.

Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

May
1
Fri
‘Wyoming Grasslands’ photography exhibit opening reception @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation announces an upcoming exhibit called “Wyoming Grasslands” which will feature photographic work from William Sutton and Michael Berman.

The show is a collaboration between the artists, the Wyoming Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum.

Berman and Sutton spent three years traversing Wyoming, logging many miles in an old pickup truck and on foot. Their travels took them to public and private lands, including several properties with conservation easements held by The Nature Conservancy and time in a residence at the Ucross Foundation to capture Wyoming’s vast and beautiful landscape.

The Ucross Foundation is the first venue that will present this traveling exhibit, which will tour to 14 libraries in the state as well as the Wyoming State Museum.

The traveling exhibition, which features 41 photographs, is a smaller version of a major exhibition that will open at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody in June.

There will be a gallery reception for the show from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 1 at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. It will feature an artist talk by Sutton, and Rick Pallister with The Nature Conservancy will speak about grasslands conservation.

The exhibit will be on display through June 15.

A public symposium on grasslands will take place at the gallery on May 30.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Clearmont.

May
4
Mon
Juried Photography Show opens @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
May 4 all-day

SHERIDAN — Sagebrush Community Art Center will host its first Juried Photography Show, featuring work by many local photographers, from May 4-28 at the Sagebrush Fine Art Gallery.

The juror for the show was renowned local photographer Adam Jahiel. A total of 38 photos by 30 local and regional photographers display a variety of subjects including landscapes, portraits, wildlife, human interest and more. Awards will be given for Best of Show, first, second and third place and People’s Choice.

There will be an opening reception, with many of the photographers on hand to speak about their work, from 5-7 p.m. May 15 at the Sagebrush Fine Art Gallery.

All are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located in the historic train depot at 201 E. Fifth St.

May
5
Tue
‘Jentel Presents’ @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in an event open to the public.

“Jentel Presents” will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. May 5 at Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets.

“Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

Tuesday’s presenters will include Gary Hawkins of Johnson, Vermont; installation artist Renee Cinderhouse of Kansas City, Missouri; textile artist Katrina Majkut of Brooklyn, New York; poet and playwright Afaa Weaver of Somerville, Massachusetts; visual artist Lauren Kalman of Detroit, Michigan; and sculptor Mitchell Messina of Pittsford, New York.

“Jentel Presents” is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, please visit jentelarts.org or call 737-2311.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

May
6
Wed
‘From the Titanic to Western Cowboys’ with Adam Jahiel @ Sagebrush Community Center
May 6 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Photographers Association will present “From the Titanic to Western Cowboys,” a presentation by renowned local photographer Adam Jahiel, during its monthly event at 7 p.m. May 6 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

Jahiel will share his story of becoming a photographer who travels the world, his experience photographing the Titanic in a submersible and why he photographs cowboys in the rugged west. Jahiel will also answer questions and share tips at the end of the presentation.

Over the years, Jahiel has photographed diverse subject matter including celebrities in Los Angeles, the RMS Titanic and life in Kyrgyzstan and Cuba. His images have been exhibited and published all over the world. In 1996, he became the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody.

SPA is a local community of photographers of all skill levels who meet to educate and inspire each other through photography workshops, photo walks, lectures, instameets and more.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, find Sheridan Photographers Association on Facebook or contact Justin Sheely at 461-2448 or sheelyphotog@yahoo.com.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

May
13
Wed
‘Paint & Pinot for Paws’ to benefit the Dog and Cat Shelter @ The Paint Post
May 13 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Paint Post will offer “Paint & Pinot for Paws” at 6 p.m. May 13.

The evening of step-by-step painting instruction will allow participants to take home a cute rendition of six furry friends — not to mention the memories of a fun evening with friends, music and a little wine.

A portion of the money raised from the event will go to the Dog and Cat Shelter.

The cost is $40 per person.

Seating is limited; contact the Paint Post to register by calling 752-8677.

The Paint Post is located at 117 N. Main St.

May
18
Mon
UNPLUG: Banana Slug String Band and Great Elk Tour @ Mars Black Box Theater at the WYO Theater
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Unplug Week will kick off May 18 with an offering that is new this year, an evening at the WYO Theater aimed at educating children in a fun way.

The Banana Slug String Band — musicians, songwriters and educators who blend music, theater, puppetry and audience participation to create a learning environment for kids — will perform a free concert from 6-8 p.m. May 18 in the Mars Black Box Theater.

Claire Hobbs, communications and development associate with the SCLT, said the group teaches many different science and environmentally focused lessons ranging from water cycles to recycling in a fun and interactive way.

Just prior, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s traveling “Great Elk Tour” conservation education exhibit will be open from 4-6 p.m. displaying world-class taxidermy as a way for children to better understand the habitat of the animals and how conserving them ensures our hunting heritage.

Baroque and Symphony orchestra concert @ Sheridan High School Sue Henry Auditorium
May 18 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Baroque Orchestra and the Sheridan High School Symphony Orchestra will present their spring concert at 7 p.m. May 18 at the SHS Sue Henry Auditorium.

The Baroque Orchestra will perform Symphony No. 25 by Mozart.

The SHS Symphony Orchestra will perform selections from Carmen Suite No. 1 by Georges Bizet. Student Jacob Jahiel will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto in G and Mackenzie Dougherty will perform Violin Concerto in B-flat by Pergolesi with the chamber orchestra.

Both the Baroque and symphony orchestras will combine to perform “Memory” from the musical “Cats” by Andrew Lloyd Weber and “Pirates of the Caribbean” by Klaus Badelt.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Dr.

May
19
Tue
DSA wine, food and music pairing event @ The Loft above the Cattle and Creek Restaurant
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host an evening of wine, food and music pairing from 6-9 p.m. May 19 at The Loft, located above the Cattle and Creek Restaurant at 201 Broadway St.

The Instagators will provide live music.

Wine will be donated by Steve Reed of Northwest Vintage, and food will be donated by Killy’s Warehouse Market and Red Velvet Bakery.

Tickets are $40 per person.

Call 672-8881 to reserve a seat.

Big Horn High School band and choir concert @ Big Horn High School auditorium
May 19 @ 7:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School band and choir will present a Spring Concert at 7 p.m. May 19 in the BHHS auditorium.

Choir selections will include “Where Go The Boats,” with poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson and music by Mary Lynn Lightfoot, “Fly Away Medley” arranged by Mark Hayes, “Riversong” by Roger Emerson and “I Got A Name” arranged by Jay Althouse.

The band will present “Plaza de Toros” by Mark Williams, “Final Drive” by Doug Beach and George Shutack, “Caribbean Dance” by Victor Lopez, “Smack Dab In The Middle” arranged by Rick Stitzel and “Rockin’ The Boat” by Brad Ciechomski.

Music teacher Ariel Downing will direct the band and the choir. Wendy Mort will accompany the choir.

The event is free and open to the public.

Big Horn High School is located at 337 Highway 335 in Big Horn.

Sheridan High School band ‘pops’ concert @ Sheridan High School Sue Henry Auditorium
May 19 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band will hold a “pops” concert featuring light, popular classical tunes at 7 p.m. May 19 at Sue Henry Auditorium at the high school.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

May
21
Thu
Sheridan Junior High School choir concert @ Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium
May 21 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School choir will hold its spring concert at 7 p.m. May 21 in the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School.

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

May
22
Fri
Story Elementary School concert @ Story School
May 22 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Students at Story Elementary School will give a spring musical performance at 6:30 p.m. May 22 at Story School.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Story School is located at 103 Fish Hatchery Road in Story.

May
30
Sat
‘The Art and Science of Grasslands’ symposium @ Ucross Foundation
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its Wyoming Grasslands Celebration on May 29-30.

On May 29, the WYO Theater will feature the Sheridan premiere of the film, “The Ucross Experiment: Cross Pollination of Arts and Sciences,” a documentary film that captures the explorations and adventures of four pairs of prominent artists and scientists from the University of Wyoming when they came together at the Ucross Foundation in summer 2014.

The film is by Ali Grossman and features UW professors including composer Anne Guzzo, geologist Ron Frost, dancer Rachael Shaw, physiological ecologist Michael Dillon, rangeland ecologist Ann Hild, poet Harvey Hix, sculptor Ashley Hope Carlisle, microbial ecologist Naomi Ward and project leader Jeff Lockwood.

The film will begin with a public reception at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, located at 42 N. Main St. The film will be shown from 7-8:30 p.m. with a question and answer session to follow.

On May 30, there will be a day-long symposium at the Ucross Foundation about “The Art and Science of Grasslands.” The morning will include discussions on a variety of topics. The afternoon will include a photography workshop, a bird and plant walk, ranch mapping, a hydrology workshop and a naturalist hike for kids. Lunch will also be offered.

Participants in the symposium include writers Frank Goodyear and Laura Bell; photographers Michael Berman and William Sutton; Bighorn Audubon Society President Jackie Canterbury; Yale University representatives Charlie Bettigole, Arthur Middleton and Catherine Kuhn; Plank Stewardship Initiative representative John Heyneman; Rick Pallister and Trey Davis of The Nature Conservancy; Brian Mealor with the UW Extension Center and moderator Michelle Sullivan.

Morning discussions will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m., afternoon workshops will run from 1:30-4 p.m. and the closing reception will be held from 4-5 p.m.

A Science Kids program will also be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Both the documentary showing and the symposium are free and open to the public.

Call the Ucross Foundation at 737-2291 or email tkikut@ucross.org to RSVP by May 28 for the symposium or for more information.

Jun
1
Mon
‘I believe in Conservation’ photography contest exhibit opens @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle
Jun 1 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming has announced that winning entries in its sixth annual “I Believe in Conservation” high school photography contest will be on display at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in the Inner Circle from June 1-30.

“This contest is a wonderful opportunity to get students outside and encourage them to see the natural world in new and artistic ways,” Wyoming’s Director of Development Molly Hampton said. “We’re hopeful they make the connection to conservation through this creative process.”

Prizes were awarded in three categories including wild places, people and nature and wildlife. Community awards were also given in recognition of outstanding contributions from each participating school.

First place winners received $250 each, second place winners received $100 and third place and community award winners received $50 prizes.

Finalist and winning images from the 2014 contest have been on display around the state.

All Sheridan area high schools are encouraged to join the next contest.

For more information on the exhibit and the 2015 contest, call Sara Deur at 307-335-2137.

To view a slideshow of the winning images visit www.nature.org/Wyoming.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Jun
4
Thu
Juke Joint Jump concert with SheridanAires @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jun 4 @ 1:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will present ‘Juke Joint Jump’ on June 4 and 5 at the Sheridan Senior Center.

This choir concert will feature special guests Heidi Parker and Morgan Parker.

On June 4, the concert will begin at 1:30 p.m.

On June 5, the concert will include dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:15 p.m.

Cost for dinner is a suggested $10 donation.

RSVP is requested for dinner by calling the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

Jun
5
Fri
Juke Joint Jump concert with SheridanAires @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will present ‘Juke Joint Jump’ on June 5 at the Sheridan Senior Center.

This choir concert will feature special guests Heidi Parker and Morgan Parker.

The concert will include dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:15 p.m.

Cost for dinner is $10.

RSVP is requested for dinner by calling the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.