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Jan
22
Fri
‘We the People’ dress rehearsal @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School “We the People” team will perform a dress rehearsal for the state competition Jan. 22 at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in the Inner Circle.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature 31 government students from SHS as they prepare for the Feb. 1 competition.

The group encourages members of the community to attend the practice. The team members will rehearse their answers to whatever questions are thrown their way about the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions, their long history and the documents’ application to present-day situations.

The rehearsal is a drop-in event, therefore members of the public are encouraged to attend anytime they can between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495, ext. 3228.

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

Feb
2
Tue
Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Feb 2 @ 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 acrylic painter Andrew Hladky of Dexter, Michigan;  mixed media artist Hedieh Ilchi of Rockville, Maryland; multi-disciplinary artist J. Myszka Lewis of Madison, Wisconsin; fiction writer Emma Törzs of Minneapolis, Minnesota; short story writer Devin Symons of Washington, D.C.; and artist Karen Mobley of Spokane, Washington.

“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 is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Feb
24
Wed
Chamber to host coffee in Big Horn @ Barn in Big Horn
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Barn in Big Horn.

The event will include coffee and is sponsored by the Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

The Barn in Big Horn is located at 228 Johnson St. in Big Horn.

Feb
25
Thu
e2e program featuring Vacutech CEO @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — John Tucker, CEO of Vacutech, will share his company’s history from inception to strong growth at the next e2e Wyoming program set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Vacutech was formed in 2004 to design and manufacture central vacuum systems used by car washes and industrial customers. The company soon outgrew its manufacturing facility.

In 2012, the company opened its doors in Sheridan.

Vacutech took an investment from Vopne Capital in 2014 to assist with the company’s growth and currently employs 125 people.  Vacutech’s vacuum systems can be found in every state in the USA, throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.

To learn more about the company’s growth, attend the e2e program at the Best Western Sheridan Center, located at 612 N. Main St.

Mar
2
Wed
“Burma’s Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land” @ Sheridan Junior High School
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Adventurer and journalist Mark Jenkins, of Laramie, will share his experiences exploring Southeast Asia’s Burma (Myanmar) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Sheridan Junior High School.

Jenkins, a field staff writer for National Geographic and a writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming, will present “Burma’s Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land.” The program is part of UW’s Global Studies Excellence Initiative and continues the “World to Wyoming” outreach series.

On the border of Tibet, the Hkakabo Razi peak lies in the far north of Burma. Jenkins’ team traveled by train, bus, motorcycle, boat and foot, all while battling leeches, poisonous spiders and venomous snakes. Upon arriving at base camp, the team ascended the serrated and heavily glaciered west ridge of Hkakabo Razi.

Jenkins’ story about his expedition, “Point of No Return,” was in September’s National Geographic. The journey also was featured in globally recognized climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk’s documentary, “Down to Nothing.”

In his public presentation, Jenkins will take audiences across Burma, culturally and geographically — exploring his team’s hardships, fears, failures and freedom — in addition to ascending the country’s highest peak at 19,300 feet.

Jenkins has won numerous writing awards, including the Overseas Press Club Ross Award for “The Healing Fields” in 2013 and a National Magazine Award with colleague Brint Stirton for “Who Murdered the Mountain Gorillas” in 2009. Both projects provided the basis for statewide presentations at Wyoming’s community colleges as part of the “World to Wyoming” outreach series.

The public talks are sponsored by UW’s Center for Global Studies, UW’s Global and Area Studies Program, the Wyoming Humanities Council, the UW Outreach School and Wyoming’s community colleges, with additional support from the Ruth R. Ellbogen Foundation, the Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation and InterConnections21.

Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

Mar
30
Wed
Chamber Coffee in Ranchester @ Ranchester Mercantile
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will present a Chamber Coffee on Wednesday, March 31 at 8 a.m. at the brand new Ranchester Mercantile in Ranchester.

“Our Chamber Coffees are a great opportunity to provide businesses and residents throughout the county an opportunity to get together and talk about issues that may be affecting their businesses and other things happening in the surrounding communities,” said Dixie Johnson, Chamber CEO.

The coffee is open to the public and will be held in the Ranchester Mercantile, located at 254 U.S. Highway 14, across the street from the Ranchester Information Center.

Everyone is invited to Ranchester to enjoy coffee, goodies, discussion and networking.

For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2485.

Apr
5
Tue
Dual Language Immersion meeting @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A presentation and meeting regarding dual language immersion programs will take place Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

Brian Deurloo, vice chair of the Wyoming Dual Language Immersion Parent Organization, and Dr. Mark Mathern, secretary of the organization, will host the meeting.

Their presentation will explore the questions, opportunities and challenges surrounding dual immersion programs that seek to develop bilingualism/biliteracy, academic achievement and cross-cultural competencies for all students starting in kindergarten and first grade.

In dual language immersion programs, students learn content through both their native language and the target language.

Deurloo and Mathern will discuss the practicalities of creating programs in a community, citing examples from the Chinese and Spanish programs in Casper.

For additional information, contact Nicol Kramer at nkramer@bwenergylaw.com or Deurloo at brdeurloo@gmail.com or 307-439-9570.

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

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.

“We the People” chili supper, showcase @ Sheridan High School
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On April 5, from 6-8 p.m., the Sheridan High School We the People team will host a chili supper and showcase at the high school.

Attendees to the event can meet the team, enjoy cinnamon rolls and chili and bid on silent auction items. The cost to attend is a suggested donation of $5.

In addition, the team will give a short presentation showcasing their knowledge for its upcoming competition.

The team will travel to the University of Maryland April 22-26 for the national competition. This is the third consecutive year the SHS team has won the state competition and moved on to nationals.

Each year, students raise money to attend the contest. The cost to attend this year is estimated at $53,000.

For additional information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495, ext. 3228.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Apr
27
Wed
Clearmont Chamber Coffee @ Ucross Foundation
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

UCROSS — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion over breakfast coffee April 27 from 8-9 a.m.

The event will take place at the Ucross Foundation. It is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

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

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
17
Tue
Tween Club to gather Tuesday at the library @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 17 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday.

The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics.

The topic for this week is “escape room.”

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

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.

Wyoming Office of Tourism to visit Sheridan @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will pay a visit to Sheridan on Thursday for an educational event focused on tourism’s interactive marketing best practices and the state of the American traveler.

The group will provide useful information for anyone dependent on (or just plain interested in) tourism marketing in Wyoming.

The event will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce office.

Topics to be covered include how the American traveler plans travel, how travel brands are responding to this transformative change, using a data-driven approach to marketing content and personalization of your marketing strategy.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is located at 171 N. Main St., Suite D.

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
25
Wed
SMH to host Chamber Coffee next week @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion over breakfast coffee Wednesday from 8-9 a.m.

The event will take place at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. It is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

SMH is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.

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
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.

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.

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