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Nov
7
Mon
Senior Center to host open house @ Sheridan Senior Center
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a ribbon cutting and open house for its new Day Break facility on Nov. 7.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. with an open house scheduled for 1-3 p.m.

The public is invited to both events to see the new facility.

Members of the Celebrating Generations and Building Community capital campaign committee, community supporters and Sheridan Senior Center staff will be on hand to celebrate the facility expansion.

For additional information, contact Rindy West at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

 
Nov
10
Thu
Hospital ICU open house set for Thursday @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation will host an Intensive Care Unit open house on Thursday from 4-6 p.m.

The event is for the public to see the new ICU which provides critical care for patients. The new facility is used to closely monitor, assess and intervene in patient care and recovery.

New patient rooms include a clinical monitor station with updated technology; natural light; private half bathroom; and a sleeping couch for family.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to park in the Medical Arts Complex next to the Watt Dialysis Center and follow the sings to the new ICU.

For more information, call the Sheridan Memorial Foundation at 673-2417.

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St. 

Nov
17
Thu
Sagebrush Art Center to host Retrospective show, reception @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a reception for its annual Retrospective Show on Nov. 17 from 5-7 p.m.

The show honors artists with long, productive careers in the Sheridan area.

The artists featured this year will be Nancie Furnish, Claire Leon and Connie Robinson.

Furnish is a second-generation glass artist. She moved to Cheyenne in 1971, where she opened her own studio and gallery. In 1992, she and her family moved to Sheridan. Her work has been mainly private and commercial work by commission.

Leon, a photographer, has lived in Story since 1959. Her serious interest in photography began with classes and Sheridan College in 1995. Leon is passionate about capturing the beauty of the landscape and flora in the Bighorn Mountain region.

Robinson is an oil painter and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1974. Initially, she produced artwork as a commercial illustrator. A painter of wildlife and the regional landscape, the great outdoors remains a dominating force in Robinson’s work.

The show will be on display through Dec. 30. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

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

Nov
19
Sat
Dayton Art Loop and Bazaar set for Saturday @ Tongue River Valley Community Center is located
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Dayton Art Loop and Bazaar will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will showcase artistic talent in the Tongue River Valley. Activities will include a tour of the studios of local artists and a bazaar.

The map of artist’s studios is available at the Community Center or at The Beauty Bar.

For more information about the table space at the bazaar, call the Community Center at 655-9419, or contact Gina Donnor at 655-2443 about the studio tours. Tongue River Valley Community Center is located at 1100 U.S. Highway 14 in Dayton.

Nov
27
Sun
Holiday Show ‘Dimensions of Nature’ at The Brinton @ Brinton Museum
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will host its annual Holiday Show “Dimensions of Nature” on Nov. 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The event, featuring paintings by wildlife artist Mark McKenna of Powell and sculptures in bronze and stone by Jeffrey Burnham Rudolph of Cody, will open in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery.

For more information, call the museum at 672-3173.

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

Dec
4
Sun
SMH to host Christmas Trees of Love open house Sunday @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Auxiliary of Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host the Christmas Trees of Love open house on Sunday from 4-5 p.m.

The trees will be lit at 5 pm. Refreshments will be served.

The trees provide residents the opportunity to dedicate a light in honor or memory of a friend or family member. White lights memorialize a deceased loved one; green lights honor a relative or friend; and red lights honor a child or a pet.

“Lights can be dedicated to a loved one with a donation of $5 or more any time until Dec. 31. However, donations that are received after the tree lighting may not be acknowledged until after the first of the year,” said Joan Kalasinsky, chairperson for the Trees of Love project.

The $5 donation will include a card sent to the honoree or the family informing them of the dedication from the Auxiliary. The honoree’s name is then inscribed in the Book of Love, which will be on display in the hospital lobby during the holidays.

Application forms are available at the hospital’s reception desk and on the hospital’s website at www.sheridanhospital.org.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.

Dec
6
Tue
Artists to show off work at ‘Jentel Presents’ @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jentel will present its current artists in residence at the Sagebrush Community Art Center on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m.

The artists will give presentations about the art on which they are working at Jentel.

The event is free and open to the public.

Presenters for November include mixed media artist Mary Bergs of Minneapolis, Minnesota; found materials artist Lisa Hochstein of Santa Cruz, California; encaustic painter, Mona Monroe of Alta, Wyoming; essayist Catherine Jagoe of Madison, Wisconsin; novelist Lisa Lee of Los Angeles, California; and sculptor Andrew Redington of Berlin, Wisconsin.

For more information, call 737-2311.

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

 
Dec
15
Thu
SC to host reception for DeVuono art show Thursday @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a reception for Lanny DeVuono’s new show on display in the Whitney Center for the Arts. The reception will take place Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition, “Outer Space,” comes to Sheridan from the Denver Contemporary Art Museum.

DeVuono uses landscape imagery as a metaphor to examine both the physical environment in which we live, as well as the social and psychological environments of our expectations.

In this series at Sheridan College, she is interested in the current privatization of space research, historical parallels with past explorations as well as the fast changing environments of the earth.

DeVuono is an associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver and has taught at Eastern Washington University, New York University, William Paterson University, Rangsit University in Thailand and Trivandrum College of Fine Art in India.

She also writes on contemporary art under the name Frances DeVuono.  

DeVuono’s work will be on display through Jan. 22. 

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located on the Sheridan College campus at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Dec
17
Sat
Museum to host events before winter closure @ Sheridan County Museum
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host a number of events this weekend before its winter closure.

On Saturday, Tidbit Saturday will begin at 10 a.m. and will focus on holiday traditions in Sheridan. Tidbit Saturday is a monthly program for youth ages 4-10.

On Saturday and Sunday, the museum will also host an open house to celebrate the end of its 2016 exhibit season. The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days with free admission for all visitors. 

Local author Craig Johnson will also share a Longmire Christmas story on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Following the weekend events, the museum will be closed through Jan. 1. Its office will reopen Jan. 2, but its exhibit gallery won’t reopen until May 1.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

 
Feb
2
Thu
SAGE to host 7th annual National Juried Art Show @ Sagebrush Community Art Center’s new space
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists Guild Et al will host its seventh annual National Juried Art Show in February and has put out a call for art to be featured in the show.

Heather Plank will serve as the juror for the first show in the guild’s new space downtown.

Plank has a bachelor’s degree in printmaking from the University of Oregon and established the residency program and gallery at the Ucross Foundation, among other accomplishments and training.

The show will open Feb. 2 and a reception and awards event will take place that day from 5-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s new space at 21 W. Brundage St.

All submissions for art are due Jan. 10. To submit work, see artinsheridan.com for information.

 
Feb
10
Fri
Brinton to display student art in February @ Brinton Museum
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will again partner with local elementary schools to present the second annual All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show, featuring original art by fifth-grade students from nine schools throughout Sheridan and Johnson counties. 

The student art show opens in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on Thursday. A reception for the artists will take place Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. 

Admission to the student art exhibit through Feb. 17 is free for students and teachers.

The All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show offers fifth-graders the unique opportunity to showcase their artistic talents in a professional, museum setting and share their classroom art projects with the public. 

“We are happy to again highlight art by young students in a special show at The Brinton Museum,” Museum Director Kenneth Schuster said in a press release. “This event gives students the chance to experience first-hand how a fine art museum functions as a valuable resource to the community, and that museums are a great place to see great art!” 

The All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show is available to guests through Feb. 17.

More information about upcoming exhibits and educational events is found on the museum’s website at www.thebrintonmuseum.org.

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

Feb
16
Thu
SC to host father, daughter art exhibit, reception @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Internationally-renowned artist Theodore Waddell, who has gifted the college his entire print collection, printing press and materials to Sheridan College, will give a presentation with his daughter, local artist Arin Waddell, on Feb. 16 from 5-7 p.m.  

Theodore Waddell most often paints freely-rendered range animals roaming the vast plains of eastern Montana. He is known for expressionist animal and landscape painting and sculpture. Waddell was born in Laurel, Montana, and studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School; Eastern Montana College; and Wayne State University, Detroit (MFA, 1968). He taught at the University of Montana from 1968 to 1976 and has since been a full-time artist and rancher.  He has had more than 90 one-man exhibitions, including a major survey at the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis. Waddell’s work has been singled out in reviews in the Washington Post and The New York Times, and was the subject of a Newsweek article. 

The Waddells will work with Sheridan area high school students on Feb. 15 and Sheridan College students on Feb. 16. 

On Feb. 16, from 5-7 p.m., the Whitney Center for the Arts will host an opening artist reception for Theodore Waddell and Arin Waddell. Both of their works will be on display in their latest exhibition: Waddell + Waddell. This reception is free and open to the public. The public is welcome to attend, view the works and meet the artists. 

Waddell + Waddell is on display through March 10.

The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. 

Feb
28
Tue
SC to host open house for new Agriculture Center @ Sheridan Colleg
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host an open house for the new Mars Agriculture Center Tuesday. All are welcome to attend, and the center will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with tours of the facility guided by current students. 

There will also be students and faculty in class working on their current studies. The open house is free, and light refreshments will be served.

The Mars Agriculture Center provides the college with a 16,000-square-foot learning environment for a variety of disciplines within the Sheridan College Ag Department. The building is attached to the existing Science Center, which underwent a renovation that updated existing space during summer 2015.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
7
Tue
UW to host open house in Sheridan @ UW Northeast Regional Center
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming will host an open house on March 7 from 2-6 p.m. in Sheridan.

The open house will take place at the UW Northeast Regional Center, located at 3401 Coffeen Ave.

All are welcome to learn about UW’s role in the community.

Those with questions may contact Dawn Kiesel or Becky Johnston at 672-8737.

For additional information and to register for prizes, see facebook.com/UWyoOutreach or bit.ly.uwstatewideopenhouse.

Mar
23
Thu
SAGE to host ‘Modern Masters’ @ SAGE Community Arts
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — SAGE Community Arts will host a show entitled “Modern Masters: Jenna Jordan and Micah Trampe” through April 14.

A reception for the show will take place Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St. and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, see artinsheridan.com or call 674-1970.

 
Apr
22
Sat
Ucross new exhibit reception @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation has opened a new show in its art gallery, “Views from Oregon: Sixteen artists.”

The show opened Feb. 6 and will run through May 12. A reception will take place April 22 from 4-6 p.m.

All 16 artists participating in the show are from Oregon and were artists in residence at Ucross between 2013-2016.

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

May
4
Thu
SC to host reception for student show @ Sheridan College
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will present the 70th annual Sheridan College Student Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition is on display through May 14 in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery. The opening reception will take place May 4 from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition was juried by local artist Joel Ostlind. Twenty-four Sheridan College students submitted work and 18 were selected to show. Those exhibiting are Taryn Bohlman, Shaelyn Moore Hytrek, Rebekah Blommel, Nichole Wolz, Lydia Johnson, Kari Lentz, Jonathan Kibodeaux, Helene Todd, Emily Swanson, Elijah McClendon, Dylan Campbell Peterson, Diana Goodrich, David Danielson, Colleen Swan, Cecilia Riddle, Ashlee Purcella and Trudy Schoonover.

The pieces were installed by Sheridan College students Nichole Wrigley and Jonathan Kibodeaux.

The Edward A. Whitney Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

The reception is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Information on this concert and all other Whitney Center for the Arts events can be found at www.whitneyarts.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
7
Sun
Church to host open house Sunday @ First United Methodist Church
May 7 @ 11:30 pm – May 8 @ 1:30 am

SHERIDAN — First United Methodist Church will host a public open house Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event will provide an opportunity for the community to tour the church’s new facility.

Cookies and coffee will be served.

For additional information, contact Tracee Davis at 672-9779 or email fumc215@fumcsheridan.org.

First United Methodist Church is located at 215 W. Works St.

May
11
Thu
Open house set for business network @ The Rock Church
May 11 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

SHERIDAN — The Business Network International Cloud Peak Chapter will host an open house Thursday from 7:15-8:15 p.m.

If you are interested in becoming a member, you are encouraged to stop by. For more information, contact Bob Utter at bob@zackcummins.com.

The event will take place at The Rock Church, located at 1100 Big Horn Ave.

May
27
Sat
Sheridan County Museum open house @ Sheridan County Museum
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host an open house Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The open house includes free admission and a 10 percent discount on all merchandise in the museum mercantile.

For additional information, see sheridanmuseum.org.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

May
28
Sun
Sheridan County Museum open house @ Sheridan County Museum
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host an open house Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The open house includes free admission and a 10 percent discount on all merchandise in the museum mercantile.

For additional information, see sheridanmuseum.org.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Jun
10
Sat
Universal Language of Birds @ Ucross Foundation
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

UCROSS — For bird lovers and art lovers alike, Saturday will provide an opportunity to experience a combination of the two, through a series of events at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. 

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition “The Universal Language of Birds” by Christina Baal, a day of festivities will take place, building connections between people, art, science, birds and all of the natural world.

Events will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a morning talk on birding and nature journaling, and guided bird walks on the Ucross Ranch, culminating with an artist’s talk and gallery reception starting at noon.

Dr. Jackie Canterbury, President of Bighorn Audubon, will join Christina Baal to lead the day’s activities.

Inspired by Baal’s dedication to public engagement, the exhibition will also include bird-related art submitted by the local community, such as a painting by Worland artist Victoria Bales, and from the national Ucross community, such as poems by Pittsburgh poet and Ucross fellow J.C. Todd.

The community art will also be catalogued online at www.drawingtenthousandbirds.com, a website created by Baal intended to develop a community of “citizen artists.”

The following is the schedule of events:

• 9 a.m. — doors open at the Ucross Art Gallery

• 9:30-10 a.m., presentation by Baal and Canterbury, with tips on birding and nature journaling

• 10 a.m. to noon — Guided bird walks led by Baal and Canterbury, starting from Big Red 

• Noon — gallery reception begins

• 1 p.m. — Artist talk by Baal

• 3 p.m. — reception concludes

Morning participants will receive nature journals and a copies of “Recognizing 10 Common Birds of Ucross and Wyoming,” created by Baal for the event. Participants should wear weather appropriate attire and binoculars are recommended (a few will be on hand for guest use).

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located one-half mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross.

For more information, call 737-2291 or email info@ucross.org. 

Jun
14
Wed
Champion Funeral Home open house @ Champion Funeral Home
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Champion Funeral Home will host an open house Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The community is encouraged to stop by and see the changes made to the facility and meet the staff.
Door prizes and light food and refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the funeral home at 674-6329.
Champion Funeral Home is located at 244 S. Brooks St.

Jun
19
Mon
Veterans town hall @ Sheridan VA Medical Center
Jun 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a veterans town hall from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday.

The event will take place in the VA’s auditorium. 

All veterans and those who care for or advocate for veterans in the community are invited to attend the event. VAHCS officials will provide a brief update and accept questions from those in attendance. 

Representatives from various VA programs will be available to share information and answer questions. 

For additional information email shepublicaffairs@va.gov.

The Sheridan VAHCS is located at 1898 Fort Road.

Jun
21
Wed
Business After Hours @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for June 21 from 5-7 p.m.

The monthly social and networking event is held at a different member location each month. This month’s event will take place at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce office, but is hosted by Cloud Peak Energy/Spring Creek Mine.

The Chamber office is located at 171 N. Main St.

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