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Apr
5
Tue
Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available.

This month’s presenters include photographer and printmaker Linda Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; writer Elizabeth (Zebbie) Watson of Athens, Georgia; sculptural installation artist John Kenneth Melvin of Seattle, Washington; artist Caitlin Strom of Mount Kisco, New York; writer and director of interdisciplinary theater Kevin Doyle, of New York City and Antwerp, Belgium; and artist Melissa (Missy) Suzanne Washington of Los Angeles.

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

For more information, see www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at 737-2311.

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

May
5
Thu
InfraGard security training set for May 5 @ Sheridan Inn
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The second annual InfraGard training session will take place at the Historic Sheridan Inn on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector — an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.

The training will include “best practices” for different areas of potential threat.

The training is free and open to anyone who could benefit from this information, but pre-registration is required.

For more information locally, including a more detailed agenda, call Forward Sheridan at 673-8004.

To RSVP or to ask additional questions, email denver.infragard@ic.fbi.gov.

For more information about the InfraGard organization, visit www.infragard.gov.

The Sheridan Inn is located at 856 N. Broadway St.

May
7
Sat
Ucross hosting new art exhibit @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UCROSS — A new exhibition, (We)st Maria Rose & E.K. Wimmer, opened at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on Monday.

The multidisciplinary exhibit features 20 paintings by Maria Rose, along with photographs, collages and video by Wimmer, representing 20 years of relationship between the two artists.

As they state, “(We)st follows the trajectory of two lives intertwined, exploring different perspectives on shared experiences. Measuring the course of our relationship over two decades and four Western states: New Mexico, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming…the art reflects the highs and lows of a shared life: marriage, education, children, loss, growth and change.”

A reception for the artists will take place May 7 from 4-6 p.m. The event, which is open to the public at no charge, will include a gallery talk by Maria Rose and Wimmer at 4:15 p.m. The talk will be followed by music performed by a string trio affiliated with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra.

The exhibition will be on display through June 10 and is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. Award-winning Wyoming writer Nina McConigley, author of Cowboys and East Indians, has written the exhibition essay.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located ½ mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross.

For additional information, call 737-2291 or email info@ucross.org.

May
10
Tue
SC to host exiting student art show in Martinsen Gallery @ Martinsen Gallery, Sheridan College
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Martinsen Gallery will host an exhibit of exiting students’ art through Friday.

The show will feature the work of Micah Cornell, Tori Golab, Christina Harrelson, Brenna Powell and Jandey Shackelford.

The show opens Tuesday at the gallery and is available for public viewing daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free.

An opening reception will take place Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. and will include hors d’oeuvres.

For additional information, contact Linda Oetken at 674-6446, ext. 2830.

The Martinsen Gallery is located in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
18
Wed
SHS artwork to be displayed at library @ Fulmer Public Library Mezzanine
May 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The 48th annual Wyoming Art Symposium concluded at the Casper Events Center April 23, showcasing 4,518 pieces of artwork from around the state. The students of Sheridan High School submitted 79 pieces of artwork to represent their school.

Sixty-seven other schools in Wyoming also participated this year. The SHS student artwork included ceramics, collages, drawings, graphics, paintings and photographs that were created this year. All the students’ hard work and dedication paid off this year with 49 Blue Ribbons (best of show) and three First Lady of Wyoming Art Awards. The three pieces of artwork were chosen by the First Lady of Wyoming herself, Carol Mead, and will go on to Cheyenne to be displayed in the governor’s mansion for an entire year.

The Sheridan High School students’ artwork will be on display on the Fulmer Public Library Mezzanine through May 24. A public artists reception will take place May 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The following students earned awards at the Wyoming Art Symposium:

Blue Ribbon Winners

• Brooke Aksamit, Kain Bennage, Barak Broad, Kyra Campbell, Megan Culver, Hailey Dillon, Tea’ Fleenor, Alix Hegy, Alabama Ingram, Alyssa Lindberg, Emily Kelly, Molly Man, Gabbie Moore, Kayla Nelson, Katherine Nutt, Samara Ordahl, Sydnee Ordahl, Helen Patten, Gabby Reyes, Kylie Stedtnitz, Colleen Swan, Sara VonKrosigk, Kass Williamson

The First Lady of Wyoming Art Awards

• Kain Bennage, Gabbie Moore, Maddi Raymond

Sheridan College full-tuition scholarship

• Awarded to Colleen Swan

May
19
Thu
Powder Horn to host art show Thursday, Friday @ Powder Horn
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn will host an art show Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The show is open to the public and will be on display in the Cascade Room of the clubhouse.

A cocktail party is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit local artists.

May
20
Fri
Powder Horn to host art show Thursday, Friday @ Powder Horn
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn will host an art show Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The show is open to the public and will be on display in the Cascade Room of the clubhouse.

A cocktail party is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit local artists.

May
27
Fri
Buffalo shop to feature Brooklyn potter’s work @ Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts will feature the work of Brooklyn potter Claire Weissberg this summer. The show will run from May 27 through Aug. 6, with a reception for the artist set for Friday from 5-7 p.m.

Weissberg’s porcelain pottery is all wheel-thrown and fired in an electric kiln at mid-range. The magazine Ceramics Monthly features a pitcher from the show in its May issue.

Weissberg has no employees. She throws, trims, glazes, fires, sells and packs and ships her own work from her studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Weissberg was born in New York City, studied pottery with Clary Illian in Iowa and Chiyoichi Shimizu in Japan. She received her Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been a full-time potter in Brooklyn since 1989.

For questions or more information, please call Margo or Carey at 684-9406. Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts is located at 1 N. Main St. in Buffalo.

Jun
5
Sun
Brinton to open new exhibit, ‘Landscape & Beyond’ @ Brinton Museum
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will feature nationally-acclaimed American landscape painter Clyde Aspevig in a one-person exhibit, “Landscape & Beyond,” on display in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery from June 5 through July 31.

A reception to meet the artist is set for June 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for museum members.

Known by museums and world class collectors, Aspevig is highly regarded as an accomplished American painter who uses vibrant color to depict spectacular Western landscapes. Aspevig is the recipient of numerous awards going back to the 1980s, including more recently the 1997 Prix de West Invitational Award, National Cowboy Hall of Fame; the prestigious 2006 Autry National Center John J. Geraghty Award; and the 2013 Edgar Payne Award for Best Landscape at the 102nd California Art Gold Medal Show, USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California.

As an artist who grew up on a ranch in Montana, his paintings evoke a sense of passion about the land that tugs at an emotional sensibility in all of us. The exhibit includes 28 paintings representing new work as well as a selection of oils dating back to 2013.

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

Jun
6
Mon
Submissions for juried photography show due June 15 @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center has issued a call for submissions for the second annual juried photography show.

The show is open to all artists residing in the U.S., but works cannot exceed 3-foot-by-3-foot.

The works to be exhibited will be chosen by Adam Jahiel, a world-renowned photographer who lives in Sheridan County.

All entries must be submitted by June 15  to be considered. Details on how to submit photos can be found at artinsheridan.com.

The show will open at the art center July 6 and run through Aug. 23.

For additional information, contact Kate Harrington at 674-1970 or sage3@qwestoffice.net.

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

Library kicks off June exhibit on mezzanine @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the artwork of local student artists Rebekah Blommel, Nichole Wrigley and Maria Stacy on the mezzanine during the month of June.

A free public reception for the artists will be held on the mezzanine on Monday from 5-7 p.m.

Blommel grew up in Sheridan and is currently an art major at Sheridan College. She is trying out different mediums to better understand the materials used and to develop a style that speaks to her. She loves nature and enjoys snapping moments in time using of photography.

Nichole Wrigley grew up in Wright and is currently attending Sheridan College as an art major. She plans to move on and become an art educator. She tries to experiment with new techniques and processes in her work while exploring new mediums. She combines illustration and realism in her work.

Maria Stacy said her ultimate goal is to make something that will have a positive effect in someone’s life and art is going to be a part of that goal. She said she makes art not because she loves it, but because of the impact it has had on her life. She currently attends Sheridan College discovering what she wants to do with her love for art in the job field.

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

Jun
14
Tue
Library to host writing workshop with Lori Howe on June 14 @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will sponsor a free writing workshop by Lori Howe on June 14 from 6-8 p.m. in the Inner Circle.

Howe’s program, “All the Water in Wyoming: Poems and Personal Essays” will allow participants to write on the meanings of water in Wyoming, whether via poetry or personal essay. Your knowledge, memories and thoughts are the ink on the page in this workshop, which features a dedicated issue of “Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West.”

When participants leave the workshop, they will have a strong framework and approach for writing creatively about matters of great importance to them as Wyoming citizens, drawing on their own knowledge and experience to add their voices critically and meaningfully to ongoing, community and state conversations — some, through the venue of publication.

Howe is the author of “Cloudshade: Poems of the High Plains” and “Voices at Twilight: A Poet’s Guide to Wyoming Ghost Towns.” She has taught English and creative writing workshops for the last decade at the University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College.

She holds a bachelor’s in English and Spanish, a master’s in English, a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from UW and is a doctoral candidate in literacy studies at UW, with a focus on critical thinking skills and creativity for struggling writers.

She teaches workshops for the Wyoming Latina project and the Wyoming Writing Project, and has been a guest poet on Wyoming Public Radio. She is editor in chief of “Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West,” an online literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the work of Wyoming writers.

“Water in Wyoming” is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its ThinkWY Road Scholars Tours program. The Wyoming Humanities Council provides public humanities-based programs in partnership with local organizations and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional support from private donors and the Wyoming Legislature.

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

Jun
15
Wed
Submissions for juried photography show due June 15 @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center has issued a call for submissions for the second annual juried photography show.

The show is open to all artists residing in the U.S., but works cannot exceed 3-foot-by-3-foot.

The works to be exhibited will be chosen by Adam Jahiel, a world-renowned photographer who lives in Sheridan County.

All entries must be submitted by June 15  to be considered. Details on how to submit photos can be found at artinsheridan.com.

The show will open at the art center July 6 and run through Aug. 23.

For additional information, contact Kate Harrington at 674-1970 or sage3@qwestoffice.net.

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

Jun
18
Sat
Landon’s Greenhouse free workshops set for Saturday @ Landon’s Greenhouse
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host three free informational workshops on Saturday.

The first workshop is all about conifers, from care to troubleshooting and begins at 9 a.m.

The next workshop is at 11 a.m. and is all about roses. Nursery experts will go over proper care, pest control and fertilization needs.

Learn how to grow hydrangeas successfully and care for them in Wyoming in the third workshop at 1 p.m.

Landon’s Greenhouse will host a free Father’s Day barbecue on the front patio from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

To register for these workshops call Landon’s at 672-8340.

Landon’s Greenhouse is located at 505 College Meadow Drive.

Jul
7
Thu
Library to feature multiple exhibits @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fulmer Library will feature two art exhibits in the month of August.

A public artist reception will be held on the mezzanine on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. for local artist Daniel Granger whose work will include a mixture of photographs, paintings, drawings and wood sculptures on display on the mezzanine.

Wyoming State Museum’s traveling exhibit “Those Holes into the Earth: Centuries of Mining” will look at mining from prehistoric times to modern day Wyoming through photographs, illustrations, text and a handout “Booms and Busts.” It will be on display for the month of July in the Inner Circle.

In addition to the two exhibits, members of the local Monarch Underground Miners Picnic organization will display several antique mining items and artwork from former mining community residents in the Sheridan area.

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

Jul
14
Thu
Juried photography show reception set for Thursday @ Sagebrush Community Art Cente
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A reception and awards ceremony for the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s second annual Juried Photography Show will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.

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

For more information, contact the gallery at 674-1970.

Jul
19
Tue
City to host Kendrick Park public workshop @ Kendrick Park amphitheater
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Public workshops will be held July 19-21 in the Kendrick Park amphitheater. Workshop topics include park elements/locations, design character, overall design alternatives, parking and circulation.

On July 19 from 5-7 p.m. a public meeting to review site analysis and conceptual alternative diagrams will take place.

For day two, a public meeting to review two alternative designs will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the park.

The final day from 5-7 p.m. a public meeting will review preferred design.

For more information contact Mathers Heuck at 620-2753 or email mheuck@sheridanwy.net.

Aug
2
Tue
Jentel artists to present to public Tuesday @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency program will feature August residents in an event open to the public on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

   Presenters will include mixed media/letterpress artist Alexander Lee Landerman of Stevens Point, Wisconsin; printmaker Morgan Price of Bloomington, Illinois; novelist Susan Norman of Dallas, Texas; fiction writer Katherine Min of Asheville, North Carolina; and sculptor Jayne Struble of Columbus, Ohio.

   The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be available. For more information contact Lynn Reeves at 737-2311 or email at jentel@jentelarts.org.

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

Aug
4
Thu
Start a business workshop set for Aug. 4 @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A start your own business workshop will take place Aug. 4 at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is geared toward people over the age of 50 and will cover the knowledge needed to start and grow a small business, but all who wish to gain information about business are welcome to attend.

To RSVP, call the Small Business Administration Wyoming district office at 261-6500.

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

Aug
8
Mon
Watercolor Wyoming national exhibition opening day @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Opening day for the 31st annual Watercolor Wyoming national exhibit will be Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The exhibit is a juried show and sale featuring watercolor art from local, regional and national artists. The art will be on display through Sept. 2.

The event is free and open to the public. An artists’ reception and awards ceremony will be held Aug. 16 from 5-7 p.m.

For more information, call Karen Myers at 751-6411.

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

Aug
29
Mon
Seed saving workshop set for Monday @ Sheridan County Extension Office, Watt Agriculture Center,
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council and Sheridan County Extension will host a free workshop all about seed saving on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County Extension Office located at the Watt Agriculture Center, 3401 Coffeen Ave.

The workshop led by Mae Smith, Northwest Area Rangeland Resources Educator with University of Wyoming Extension, will allow participants to explore the basics of seed saving, including growing, pollinating, harvesting, cleaning, storing and preparing for planting. The workshop will also include hands-on activities so participants can experience the seed saving process firsthand.

Workshop attendees will also have the chance to view and check out seeds from the Sheridan County Seed Library. The seed library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable, herb, and flower seeds that community members can borrow from for free.

The seed saving workshop is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Kentz Willis, Sheridan County Extension at 674-2980 or Megan Taylor at Powder River Basin Resource Council at 683-7761.

Sep
8
Thu
USFS to host workshop on preservation of recreation residences @ Sheridan County Library
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office will host a free two-day workshop on historic preservation of recreation residences.

On Sept. 8, participants will learn how to preserve the historic character of recreation residences and how to determine eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This portion of the workshop will be held in the Inner Circle Room of the Sheridan County Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

On Sept. 9, participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking area on U.S. Highway 14 between Pine Island Campground and Arrowhead Lodge for a field trip to local recreation residences.

The field trip will end around 12:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the workshops and you don’t have to own a recreation residence to participate.

The recreation residence program was started in 1897 to encourage public recreation. Recreation residences, also known as summer cabins or recreation cabins, are privately owned cabins that are located within formally established lots designated for that purpose. The cabins are authorized and administered under special use authorizations that require payment of an annual rental fee. There are 263 recreation residences in the Bighorn National Forest.

There is no fee for this workshop. RSVPs are requested to assist the workshop planners.

For more information and to RSVP, please call 307-777-3418 or email erica.duvic@wyo.gov.

Sep
9
Fri
USFS to host workshop on preservation of recreation residences @ between Pine Island Campground and Arrowhead Lodge
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office will host a free two-day workshop on historic preservation of recreation residences.

On Sept. 8, participants will learn how to preserve the historic character of recreation residences and how to determine eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This portion of the workshop will be held in the Inner Circle Room of the Sheridan County Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

On Sept. 9, participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking area on U.S. Highway 14 between Pine Island Campground and Arrowhead Lodge for a field trip to local recreation residences.

The field trip will end around 12:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the workshops and you don’t have to own a recreation residence to participate.

The recreation residence program was started in 1897 to encourage public recreation. Recreation residences, also known as summer cabins or recreation cabins, are privately owned cabins that are located within formally established lots designated for that purpose. The cabins are authorized and administered under special use authorizations that require payment of an annual rental fee. There are 263 recreation residences in the Bighorn National Forest.

There is no fee for this workshop. RSVPs are requested to assist the workshop planners.

For more information and to RSVP, please call 307-777-3418 or email erica.duvic@wyo.gov.

Sep
22
Thu
Thrivent Financial workshop to host John Busaker @ Holiday Inn
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Thrivent Financial will host a workshop led by John Busaker, author of “Do less, be more: The life-changing power of focus” on Thursday from 3-5 p.m. followed by a networking event from 5-7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.

The interactive session will inspire participants with three core principles of being fully engaged and teach practical, immediately actionable steps for consistent and courageous leadership.

The Generosity Multiplied networking opportunity will be a chance to connect with Sheridan residents, Thrivent members, area Church leaders, non-profits and area business leaders in a relaxed setting.

The cost to attend is $25 and food and drinks will be served.

Attendees will receive a copy of John Busaker’s book.

To RSVP call, 675-1166 or email krista.huntley@thrivent.com.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

Sep
25
Sun
Ladies Fly Fishing class set for Sunday @ rodsreelsandheels@gmail.com.
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Rod, Reels and Heels will host a Ladies Fly Fishing class on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Topics covered will include entomology, knots, gear for you and gear for your rod.

The cost of the class is $50 and will include lunch, goodie bags and wine.

Those who couldn’t attend the casting clinic are welcome to join. Rods and reels will be available for use for attendees.

To volunteer, email Brenna at rodsreelsandheels@gmail.com.

Attendees are asked to RSVP.

For more information and to RSVP call Brenna at 621-0444.

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