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Feb
26
Thu
Artist reception for David Jones @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The two- and three-dimensional art by David Jones will be on display at the Sagebrush Community Art Center through Friday.

An artist reception for the show, titled “Scale, Metaphor and Visual Props: Works Addressing Place” will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

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

Mar
3
Tue
Sheridan College annual employee art exhibit opening reception @ Martinsen Gallery in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center
Mar 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College annual employee art exhibit opens March 3 in the Martinsen Gallery at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center.

The show features photography, painting, quilting, ceramics, metalwork, fash- ion and folk art.

Awards will be given for people’s choice and best in show.

An opening reception will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Hors d’oeu- vres will be served.

In addition, a raffle drawing will be held at 5 p.m. for a $100 gift certificate to Frackelton’s.

The exhibit will be on display through April 17.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

CANCELED Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center workshop
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

“Jentel Presents” will take place March 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets.

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

Tuesday’s presenters include fiction writer Branden Boyer-White of Long Beach, California; painter and printmaker Mariana Escribano of Wichita, Kansas; acrylic and graphite painter Jennifer Day of Tucson, Arizona; narrative non-fiction writer Todd Weeks of Brooklyn, New Jersey; fiber artist Lisa Kriner of Berea, Kentucky; and sculptor Yong Soon Min of Los Angeles, California.

Mar
6
Fri
Reception for Aaron Wuerker @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — An artist reception for Buffalo artist Aaron Wuerker will be held on Friday March 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

Wuerker’s show, “Aaron Wuerker: Recent Landscapes,” will be on display through March 31 in the center’s Invitational Gallery.

Wuerker earned a bachelor’s in fine arts from Kansas City Art Institute in 1992 and a master’s in fine arts from Yale University in 1995. He and his wife, Jenny, also a renowned artist, own the Crazy Woman Fine Art Gallery in Buffalo.

“My work has continually returned to a realist vision of the landscape,” Wuerker said. “I’m usually drawn to compositions where mechanized forms either mimic or contrast with the natural forms in the land.”

For additional information, see the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s website at artinsheridan.com or call 674-1970.

The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Mar
7
Sat
Free day of yoga @ Top floor of old Taylor School
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga will host a free day of yoga and meditation Saturday, March 7, on the top floor of the Old Taylor School.

The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at 3:30 p.m. Throughout the day, five yoga and meditation classes will be held.

There will also be two breaks for snacks, drawings and tours and a break for lunch.

Prizes for the drawings will include Chamber Bucks, coffee gift cards, beauty products and free class sessions.

There will also be an opportunity to donate to a local nonprofit to be voted on by attendees.

For additional information, see balancedlivingconsultants.com, call 763-0017 or email theyogaqueen@gmail.com.

The Old Taylor School is located at 1030 N. Main St.

Mar
10
Tue
SCLT open house @ Sheridan Community Land Trust, ground level
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host its annual community open house Tuesday, March 10, from 6-9 p.m. below the nonprofit’s offices on Main Street.

The open house will showcase the work of the nonprofit.

The public is invited to enjoy food, drinks and a chance to win prizes such as a fly fishing trip or a ranch vacation stay.

For additional information, contact Claire Hobbs at 673-4702 or to learn more about SCLT see sheridanclt.org.

The open house will be held on the ground level of 54 S. Main St.

Mar
13
Fri
Home and Garden Show @ The Holiday Inn
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Homebuilders Association annual Home and Garden Show will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

The show will be open from 5-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The show will include a little something for everyone with more than 60 exhibitors and vendors expected.

The free event will also include special activities and drawings.

For additional information, contact Kathy Sampson at 672-5732 or info@bhhba.org.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Mar
21
Sat
Behind the scenes, Tidbit Saturday @ Sheridan County Museum
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The staff of the Sheridan County Museum has invited the public to get a special look behind the scenes at the museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Attendees will get a peek at upcoming exhibits and programs when they drop by anytime during the four-hour period.

A Tidbit Saturday program will also be held at 10 a.m. for younger visitors.

The events are free and open to the public, but advance reservations are requested for those planning to participate in the Tidbit program.

For additional information, or to make a reservation, call 675-1150.

The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

World Down Syndrome Day meet and greet @ Sheridan County YMCA
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Saturday, March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day and a meet and greet will be held to celebrate the occasion.

The day is held annually to raise awareness and advocate for the rights, inclusion and well-being of individuals with Down Syndrome.

From 1-4 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA, stop by to celebrate people with Down Syndrome.

For additional information, contact Jessica Layher at 751-1199.

The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Mar
23
Mon
Open house on 2015 hunting seasons @ Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Regional office
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will present the proposed 2015 hunting seasons through a series of open houses and a final public information gathering meeting in northeast Wyoming.

There will be three open houses and one final public information gathering meeting held in the Sheridan Region March 23-26. During the open houses, WGFD personnel will be available to discuss the proposed 2015 hunting seasons for local hunt areas. This is an opportunity for sportsmen to share information, observations or ideas they think would be valuable in developing 2015 hunting season proposals.

The three open houses will be held at the following locations:

  • 4-7 p.m. March 23, WGFD Regional Office, 700 Valley View Drive, Sheridan
  • 4-7 p.m. March 24, Johnson County Library, 171 N. Adams Ave., Buffalo
  • 4-7 p.m., March 24, Campbell County Public Library, 2101 S. 4-J Road, Gillette

The final public information gathering meeting will be held on March 26 in Sheridan at the WGFD’s office, beginning at 7 p.m.

Written comments may be submitted at the meetings or by mail to Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Attn: Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. March 31.

Mar
28
Sat
Wyoming Women’s Business Networking expo @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Women’s Business Networking group will host an expo March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

The event will feature exhibitors, nonprofits and presentations throughout the day alongside various booths featuring food and goods.

Presentations will include information on local nonprofits, essential oils, Zumba, reflecting your youth, touching lives in a way that can be counted and information on the upcoming FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference set for April 17.

The event will benefit the Advocacy and Resource Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the local suicide prevention coalition.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall is located at 1753 Victoria St.

Health Insurance Navigators @ Sheridan College Griffith Memorial Building, room 10
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Health Insurance Navigators will be in Sheridan on March 28 at the Wyoming Free Tax Service provided in room 10 of the Griffith Memorial Building at Sheridan College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes.

This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.

The special enrollment period began March 15 and ends at 9:59 p.m. on April 30. If a consumer enrolls in coverage before the 15th of the month, coverage will be effective on the first day of the following month.

This year’s tax season is the first time individuals and families will be asked to provide basic information regarding their health coverage on their tax returns. Individuals who could not afford coverage or met other conditions may be eligible to receive an exemption for 2014. To help consumers who did not have insurance last year determine if they qualify for an exemption, CMS also launched a health coverage tax exemption tool today on HealthCare.gov and CuidadodeSalud.gov.

The navigators will be available to assist those having questions or wanting to enroll. People can walk-in or set up an appointment by calling 211.

For more information about Health Insurance Marketplaces, see healthcare.gov/marketplace.

Instrument petting zoo @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an instrument petting zoo in the Inner Circle on March 28 at 10 a.m.

Instrument petting zoos have been offered for several years by orchestras and other entities around the country to introduce children and adults to instruments that may be otherwise inaccessible.

Some instruments can be delicate, expensive and complicated to use, which is intimidating to many would-be child and adult musicians. This event will allow participants to get up close with a variety of instruments to see, hear and touch them and learn how they work.

The program will be led by certified music therapist Michele Folster and musician Dr. Scott Flagg, who will bring several of their personal instruments to the event.

“We’ll be bringing and talking about some familiar instruments and some that you may have heard about but have never actually heard or seen like didgeridoos and Native American flutes,” Folster said. “It will be a fun time with fun instruments for all ages! Come make some noise with us!”

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Apr
1
Wed
Juried photography show entries due @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Apr 1 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a juried photography show May 4-28 and is currently seeking submissions for the show.

The cost to submit photographs is $30 for up to three entries that are due by April 1.

The Best of Show photographer will be awarded $500, while first- and second-place photographers will be given $200 apiece. Third place and People’s Choice winners will receive $100 each.

For more information about the show, see artinsheridan.com or contact Kate Harrington at 674-1970 or sage3@questoffice.net.

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

Apr
2
Thu
Open house for new Forest Service District Ranger @ Tongue Ranger District office
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Employees at the U.S. Forest Service Tongue Ranger District will host an open house April 2 from 4-6 p.m. to welcome District Ranger Amy Ormseth.

The open house will be held at the Tongue Ranger District office located at 2013 Eastside Second St. in Sheridan.

Ormseth comes to Sheridan most recently as the District Ranger from the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron/Comanche National Grasslands in Salida, Colorado. She began her work in Sheridan earlier this year.

The open house affords an opportunity for the public to meet Ormseth and district employees one-on-one and learn what the district has planned for the upcoming summer season.

For more information about this event, call 674-2600.

Apr
7
Tue
Sheridan College Student Juried Exhibition opens @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Apr 7 all-day

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.

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

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

“Jentel Presents” will take place April 7 from 5:30-7 p.m. 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 painter and curator Melody Saraniti from Chicago, Illinois; photographer and frequent traveler Laurie Lambrecht from Bridgehampton, New York; Kiki Farish, a painter who is passionate about relationships from Raleigh, North Carolina; Justin Go, a novelist from Austin, Texas, who has been living out of his suitcase for five years; painter and New York Yankees fan Sean McDonough from Howard Beach, New York; and Peter Mattair, a poet from Santa Fe, New Mexico who was born in Niagra Falls.

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

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

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

Apr
9
Thu
Citizen input on land use plans @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Are you curious about where and how Sheridan might grow in the future?  Do you have an opinion about what kind of land use you’d like to see surrounding city limits?  Do you want to see pathways extended from the city limits into the county?

Make your opinions heard at an open house next week regarding the future development of Sheridan and the land surrounding Sheridan.

The open house, open to all members of the public, will be held from 4-6 p.m. April 9 at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, located at 171 N. Main St.

The city of Sheridan, Sheridan County and planning consultants are updating the Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan, and the city is also completing its new Land Use Plan. The open house is a public outreach effort to obtain citizen input about the direction and design of future land use.

A map of the proposed future land uses in Sheridan will also be available for public review and comments.

For more information, call city Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs at 675-4225 or County Planner Mark Reid at 675-2420.

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.

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