The Brinton Museum in Big Horn has been drawing additional attention in nationally circulated media. USA Today lists The Brinton — and Sheridan overall — in its top 10 places in Wyoming. Also on the USAToday list is the Occidental Hotel in Buffalo. (We all know these things, eh?)
Too, The Brinton was named to the top 10 Museums of the West in the new edition of True West magazine. (I’ve been a subscriber to TW for years and it’s a lift when it arrives in the mail.) This is a tough list to be included. Number one is the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody. To be considered in the same breath or list is remarkable. Kudos (again) to curators Ken and Barbara Schuster and The Brinton patrons who make it a part of a local life.
The Brinton, incidentally, is having its second annual Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show and Sale, beginning this weekend. The show will run through Aug. 27.
Susan and I ran into Darren Rogers recently at a favorite restaurant, El Tapatio Dos. (Alice’s tamales are the best.)
Rogers, who successfully summited Mount Everest May 23, 2016, has an interesting window sticker on his truck — 8848M. He’s applied for a trademark/copyright for the graphic. It represents 8,848 meters to the pinnacle of the world’s highest peak. Rogers is a Sheridan engineer. His design is clever, clean and appealing.
The summer edition of Wyoming Artscapes magazine arrived in the mail recently. Always good reading. It’s published by the Wyoming Arts Council in Cheyenne.
One of the stories was about how Wyoming ranks with New York and Washington as having one of the top three employment of people working in arts and culture. There are 11,451 arts-related workers in the state, which includes employment in museums and cultural tourism and activity sites and also ranks ahead of the national average. Some 4.3 percent of the state’s employment work in arts and cultural jobs.
Kate Harrington, director at SAGE Community Arts, welcomes the second half of its art summer camp, Aug. 7-10 at 21 W. Brundage St. It’s for teenagers and the half-day camp will cover four art mediums. Info: 674-1970.
All are welcome, scholarships are available. (I can picture a lot of smiles therein this camp.)