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Apr
6
Wed
Wyoming Baroque @ Sheridan College
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Baroque will perform in the atrium of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College on Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Wyoming Baroque brings together the country’s most dynamic, historically informed instrumentalists to Wyoming. They will play instruments set up to baroque-era specifications, including the use of natural gut strings and lower-pitched tuning. Performers are coming from San Francisco, Indianapolis, Washington, D.C., and North Carolina, to present a free concert at Sheridan College.

The repertoire for the concert explores tensions between Italian and French aesthetics of the 17th century and Francois Couperin’s reconciliation of the rift with his allegorical composition “L’Apotheose de Lully” (1725). The program concludes with a performance of an original composition by Dr. Mark Bergman, director of strings at Sheridan College, entitled “Steampunk Baroque.” In the spirit of “L’Apotheose de Lully,” this work synthesizes the diverse aesthetics of European baroque music, punk rock and 19th century art songs.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Bergman at 674-6446, ext. 3010 or by email to mbergman@sheridan.edu.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
28
Thu
Tribute to John Denver @ WYO Theater
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a tribute to John Denver and his music, starring Brad Fitch, on Thursday from 10-11 a.m.

The event will have general admission seating and is a fundraising event for the Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club.

Tickets are $15 per person or $25 for two. Children younger than age 12 get in free.

For tickets or more information, call Denice Rollins at 751-6800. Tickets are also available at the WYO Theater box office.

For more information about Brad Fitch, visit www.cowboybrad.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

May
3
Tue
Sheridan County Youth and Children’s Chorales to perform Tuesday at WYO @ WYO Theater
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Youth and Children’s Chorales will perform in concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

The groups will present pieces celebrating the state of Wyoming, honoring the nation in which we live and giving thanks to those individuals who have served our country.

The patriotic night of music will include talented young people of the community.

Tickets cost $5 per person or $3 for those age 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main 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.

SC to host band concert, ice cream social @ Sheridan College
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a bands concert and ice cream social May 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater on campus.

Music will be performed by the Sheridan College Wind Ensemble, Sheridan College Jazz Ensemble and Sheridan College Jazztet.

The concert and old-fashioned ice cream social are free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Dr. Eric Richards, director of bands and jazz studies, at 674-6446, ext. 3009 or erichards@sheridan.edu.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
11
Wed
SHS jazz band dance set for May 11 @ Kalif Shrine Center
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School jazz band will celebrate its sixth annual big band bash May 11 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Kalif Shrine Center.

The cost to attend is $10 for adults and $5 for students. The cost includes one dessert and one beverage. Tickets will only be available at the door.

The event will benefit the SHS music programs and additional donations will be accepted.

For additional information, contact the SHS activities office at 672-2495, ext. 1.

The Kalif Shrine Center is located at 145 W. Loucks St.

May
17
Tue
SHS Pops Concert set for May 17 @ Sheridan High School
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choir will perform its “Pops” concert at 7 p.m. May 17 in the high school auditorium.

The last choir concert of the year will be composed of mixed choir, treblemakers, spectrum and honor choir students taking the stage, with a spotlight on the graduating seniors.

The choirs will perform contemporary songs attendees are sure to recognize.

The concert is free and open to the public.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

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

WYO Theater to host free concert on May 18 @ WYO Theater
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A free concert will take place at the WYO Theater on May 18 at 7 p.m. as part of the The Piatigorsky Foundation’s musical tour around the country.

The event will include professional violist Marcus Thompson and professional pianist Doris Stevenson. Thompson is a violist who has been heralded for “major mastery of his instrument” and called “the complete interpreter.” Stevenson has also earned praise from critics and the public alike.

The Piatigorsky Foundation has presented more than 3,775 performances, introducing the joy of live classical music in communities throughout the country.

For more information on The Piatigorsky Foundation, see http://piatigorskyfoundation.org.

For more information on the concert, contact the WYO Theater at 672-9083.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

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.

Okee Dokee Brothers to perform for UNPLUG kickoff @ WYO Theater
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host the Grammy Award winning Okee Dokee Brothers on May 19 at 6:30 p.m. as the kickoff for the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s UNPLUG season.

The brothers will share their passion for the outdoors with their Americana folk music. The Okee Dokee Brothers  — actually, friends Joe Maiander and Justin Lansing — record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.

The event will also include special guest performer, Sarah Sample.

Tickets to attend cost $10 per person or $5 for children age 12 and younger.

Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at www.wyotheater.

For more information about other upcoming UNPLUG events, call the Sheridan Community Land Trust at 673-4702

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

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
21
Sat
WYO Theater to host J Shogren Shanghai’d @ WYO Theater
May 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will play host to J Shogren Shanghai’d on May 21 at 8 p.m. in the Mars Theater.

The duo of J Shogren from Centennial and Jascha Herdt from Dutch Creek will perform a mix of old style blues and folk music filtered through a contemporary dissonant transmitter. They call their sound catawampus American music.

The cost to attend is $12 per person for general admission seating.

For more information and to purchase tickets, stop by the WYO Theater box office, call 672-9084 or see www.wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

May
25
Wed
SHS symphony concert set for Wednesday @ Sheridan High School
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School symphony and baroque orchestras will perform in concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the high school’s auditorium.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact the SHS activities office at 672-2495, ext. 1.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

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
2
Thu
SheridanAires to perform at Senior Center @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jun 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will perform at the Sheridan Senior Center on June 2 at 1:30 p.m. and June 3 at 7:15 p.m.

A suggested donation of $2 per person is the cost for the June 2 show.

The June 3 event will have a dinner at 6 p.m. prior to the show. The suggested donation for dinner is $10. RSVPs are requested for dinner by calling the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The center is located at 211 Smith St.

Jun
3
Fri
SheridanAires to perform at Senior Center @ Sheridan Senior Center
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will perform at the Sheridan Senior Center on June 2 at 1:30 p.m. and June 3 at 7:15 p.m.

A suggested donation of $2 per person is the cost for the June 2 show.

The June 3 event will have a dinner at 6 p.m. prior to the show. The suggested donation for dinner is $10. RSVPs are requested for dinner by calling the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The center is located at 211 Smith St.

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
9
Thu
‘More than Music’ to be highlighted in Buffalo this summer @ Occidental Hotel
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

BUFFALO — The famous Occidental Hotel Thursday night jam is celebrating 10 years of weekly musical community gatherings. A summer of musical events, commemorative items and celebrations is being planned, culminating in a huge anniversary concert.

“It is significant the Occidental Jam has lasted 10 years and is still going strong,” said Lynn Young, an organizer of the event and an original founder of the jam.

“It’s not just about music, but it’s about a viable community coming together to celebrate weekly fellowship and caring for each other,” he continued. “We have decided to name our celebration ‘More Than Music’ to recognize the jam’s significance to our community.”

A Summer of Music concert series at the Occidental is being planned to help celebrate the “More Than Music” anniversary. Shows will include Michael Martin Murphy on June 11 and bluegrass legend David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition on July 31. Several free appearances by Occidental jammers will take place throughout the summer.

The final celebration will end with a special 10th anniversary jam on Oct. 13 at the Occidental, and an Oct. 15 “More Than Music” concert at the Bomber Mountain Civic Center featuring award winning artists Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, local favorite Jalan Crossland, Nashville songwriters Brice Long and Kostas, along with local bands Prairie Wildfire, Too Wet to Plow, Band of Outlaws and more.

The More Than Music celebration is being sponsored by the Dan Carlat-Occidental Jam Memorial Scholarship Fund and all proceeds from the sale of commemorative items and concerts will go to the fund.

More information can be found on the Occidental Hotel website, www.occidentalwyoming.com and the Dan Carlat – Occidental Jam Memorial Scholarship Fund Facebook page.

The Occidental is located at 10 N. Main St. in Buffalo.

Jun
10
Fri
Ohio Northern University choir to perform in Sheridan on Friday @ First United Methodist Church
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Church will present a concert featuring the Ohio Northern University National Tour Choir in the church sanctuary on Friday at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. A freewill love offering for the touring group will be taken.

The Ohio Northern National Tour Choir is on a 38-day concert tour to 26 states during May and June. The choir consists of members of the ONU University Singers, the top choral ensemble at ONU, which tours annually.

The concert will be in three sections and will open with a sacred segment.

The First United Methodist Church is located at 215 W. Works 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
24
Fri
Sarah Sample concert set for Friday @ Trail End’s Carriage House Theater
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Carriage House Theater will host singer-songwriter Sarah Sample on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

According to organizers of the event, it is part of the new Small State Concert Series. The Carriage House, an 88-seat venue at the Trail End State Historic Site, will host the series, which will feature intimate evenings of entertainment from a variety of performers on a semi-regular basis throughout the year.

Tickets are $15 at the door or you can reserve tickets at 674-4589 or at www.trailend.org.

The Trail End’s Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

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