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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
28
Tue
Tween Challenge Takeover – Biodiversity @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Apr 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • April 28 and 30 — Biodiversity
  • May 5 and 7 — Chemistry
  • May 12 and 14 — Stop-motion animation
  • May 19 and 21 — Clay sculpting
  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

Apr
30
Thu
Tween Challenge Takeover — Biodiversity @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Apr 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • April 28 and 30 — Biodiversity
  • May 5 and 7 — Chemistry
  • May 12 and 14 — Stop-motion animation
  • May 19 and 21 — Clay sculpting
  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The exhibit will be on display through June 15.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May
5
Tue
Tween Challenge Takeover — Chemistry @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • April 28 and 30 — Biodiversity
  • May 5 and 7 — Chemistry
  • May 12 and 14 — Stop-motion animation
  • May 19 and 21 — Clay sculpting
  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The event is free and open to the public.

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

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

May
7
Thu
Tween Challenge Takeover — Chemistry @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • May 5 and 7 — Chemistry
  • May 12 and 14 — Stop-motion animation
  • May 19 and 21 — Clay sculpting
  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

May
12
Tue
Tween Challenge Takeover — Stop-motion animation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • May 12 and 14 — Stop-motion animation
  • May 19 and 21 — Clay sculpting
  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

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

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

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

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

The cost is $40 per person.

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

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

May
14
Thu
Tween Challenge Takeover — Stop-motion animation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • May 12 and 14 — Stop-motion animation
  • May 19 and 21 — Clay sculpting
  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

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

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

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

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

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

May
19
Tue
Tween Challenge Takeover — Clay sculpting @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • May 19 and 21 — Clay sculpting
  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

UNPLUG: Mud, Bugs and Fish! @ Connor Park
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On May 19, “Mud, Bugs and Fish!” will get children of all ages working hands on with the Wyoming Game and Fish stream trailer, an educational tool that demonstrates how the natural movement of streams and rivers works. Participants will do a water quality experiment with the Sheridan County Conservation District, and get up close and personal with water bugs. Event runs from 4-6 p.m. May 19 at Connor Park in Ranchester, accessed via Gillette Street.

May
20
Wed
UNPLUG: Litte Birds, Big Birds @ South Park
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On May 20, “Little Birds, Big Birds” will give children ages 5 and older the chance to try birding. Two hikes will be offered — both starting from the South Park parking lot off of Brundage Lane — at 4 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. for all skill levels. Parents or guardians are required to attend. Kids will learn how to identify birds on a birding scavenger hunt.

May
21
Thu
Tween Challenge Takeover — Clay sculpting @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • May 19 and 21 — Clay sculpting
  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

UNPLUG: Picnic on the Pathway @ Washington Park
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Picnic on the Pathway is a self-guided event encouraging families to dedicate an evening to walking, biking or running on the pathways in Sheridan. SCLT will provide a safety briefing and maps starting at 4 p.m. at Washington Park and will provide dinner to the participating families between 5-6 p.m. at Washington Park, located on Coffeen Avenue.

May
22
Fri
UNPLUG: Grand finale camping trip @ Kendrick Park
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – May 23 @ 8:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Unplug Finale event will offer an introduction to camping in a fun and safe environment by allowing families to camp for the night in Kendrick Park. A bluegrass jam session with local musicians as well as bonfires and s’mores will highlight the evening and free breakfast for campers will be offered the next morning.

May
26
Tue
Tween Challenge Takeover — K’nex @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

May
28
Thu
Tween Challenge Takeover — K’nex @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May.

Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on fiber art.

“Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades.

The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and the “maker-space” movement.

The programs are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children’s Theater at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The following is the schedule of activities planned through May:

  • May 26 and 28 — K’nex

For more information, call the library at 674-8585.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rhino Run @ Sheridan College
May 30 @ 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The nursing program at Sheridan College will host its second annual Rhino Run on Saturday to benefit Science Kids, Sheridan College nursing students, the food bank and The Food Group.

The run will be held at 2 p.m. May 30 at the college. Show up at noon to register and pick up a T-shirt.

Entry fee is $10 plus a canned food item.

Four Rhino “chases” will be offered: 5K Rhino Run, 2.5K Rhino Trot, 1K Rhino Chase and 50-Yard Diaper Dash.

Pick up and drop off registration forms at participating elementary schools, middle schools and day cares or register the day of the event.

The event is open to the public. Organizers request that no dogs be brought.

For more information call Morgan Holz at 231-4507 or email rhinorun2015@gmail.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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