Category Archives: Scene

The art of the orchid

The art of the orchid

SHERIDAN — Some artists color their world with paint, some with clay. Pam McClure paints with blooms. For more than 20 years, she has coaxed orchids to fill her home with splashes of exotic pinks, purples and whites. While McClure humbly states she finds the tropical plants easy, the majority of people who have tried… Continue Reading

New book bins in Children’s Library

New book bins in Children’s Library

With the acquisition of several new shelving systems in the Children’s Library, a cascade of changes have been made to item locations in the Fulmer Library that will make for an improved experience for both our adult and young patrons. In November, the director of Sublette County Library in Pinedale sent out a message saying… Continue Reading

Fifth-grade artists featured at Brinton Museum

Fifth-grade artists featured at Brinton Museum

SHERIDAN – Kids grow up fielding the same question from kindergarten until college graduation – what do you want to be when you grow up? Local fifth-grade students received a taste of their futures through the weeklong All-Schools Fifth Grade Student Art Show at The Brinton Museum in Big Horn. Fifth-graders from elementary schools around… Continue Reading

Theater offerings in spring 2017

I hope you have your sharpies and calendars out — or perhaps in this day and age, your mobile device and stylus poised on your calendar app — because it’s time to mark your calendars again. The 2016-2017 theater season in Sheridan is nowhere near over. In some cases, it’s just getting warmed up. If… Continue Reading

Classical music comes to life through ‘Beethoven’s Wig’

Classical music comes to life through ‘Beethoven’s Wig’

SHERIDAN — As part of the busiest season in WYO Theater’s history, “Beethoven’s Wig” makes classical music fun and relatable for audiences of all ages. “Beethoven’s Wig” is the creation of writer Richard Perlumutter and is a multimedia show that pairs Perlumutter’s zany lyrics with classical music. “I thought it would be fun to do… Continue Reading

Painting from life lessons

In December, I registered for Strada Easel Company’s 31-Day Challenge: to paint from life every day in January, and post each painting on Facebook for a chance to win a Strada easel.  Winning an easel is great motivation, but knowing from my 2013 experience how educational daily paintings are, I was excited to dive into… Continue Reading

Racing to finish construction by show opening

Racing to finish construction by show opening

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists Guild Et al will host its seventh annual National Juried Art Show, with a reception and awards event at the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s new space at 21 W. Brundage St. from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, but the organization is still working on getting settled into the new space. “We still… Continue Reading

Highlighting the career of Floyd Alderson

Highlighting the career of Floyd Alderson

For one night only, exclusive to the Inner Circle at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, see local resident Floyd Alderson star as Wally Wales in “Galloping On” and “The Lone Rider.” A special screening of the two films will highlight the movie career of local cowboy and film star, Floyd Alderson. “Galloping On” is… Continue Reading

Seven below

Somewhere within the thin blue line that separates winter night from winter day, the past from the present and the real from the imaginary, there lies a world on the edge. This is the land where art begins. I was in that line not too long ago, standing in a dark lonely corner behind a… Continue Reading

College music department ready for spring season

College music department ready for spring season

SHERIDAN — Some of the most talented musical performers in the region will make appearances at Sheridan College during the spring semester.  The Sheridan College music department has a jam-packed performance schedule this year, featuring music for every taste.  “There is a lot of diversity in our concerts,” said Dr. Erin Hanke, director of the… Continue Reading

Giving musicians the opportunity to reach new fans

Giving musicians the opportunity to reach new fans

SHERIDAN — Whether it inspires a person to dance, sing, laugh or cry, music digs deep to reach listeners, and seeing performances live only enhances that experience. Now, the Wyoming Arts Council is helping to broaden the borders of Wyoming independent music and provide opportunities for both presenters and artists. The Independent Music on Tour… Continue Reading

A musical resolution for the new year

January is the time for fresh beginnings and resolutions. As we all know, most resolutions get broken by February. But I have one that would be a joy to keep, guaranteed to increase well-being and a sense of community with our fellow humans: attend more live music performances in 2017!  Two of my favorite days… Continue Reading

Sheridan Rotary fundraiser to feature dueling piano act

Sheridan Rotary fundraiser to feature dueling piano act

SHERIDAN — You name it, they play it.  That’s the basic premise behind a night of entertainment with the Dueling Duo, a lively musical act to be featured at Sheridan Rotary’s fundraiser Jan. 27. The Dueling Duo calls itself the “World’s Largest Pair” since it’s actually a threesome — Ryno Merriam and Andy Gibson on… Continue Reading

Polar Plungers encourage all to participate

Polar Plungers encourage all to participate

SHERIDAN — Each year the brave Polar Plunge jumpers find the courage to submerge in the icy waters of Lake DeSmet to kick off the New Year on a slightly mad note. Many remain humble about the jump, doing it for personal benefit and not bragging rights. The sense of togetherness and accomplishment abounds throughout… Continue Reading

New Year’s resolution? Binge!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Oh! Noooooo! The holiday red and green decorations are coming down and already being swapped out for Valentine red in some of the stores. A bit of a procrastinator, I’m still pondering my list of New Year’s resolutions. This year, I am trying a different plan of attack.   Rather than a negative… Continue Reading

Not just for young adults anymore

Young adult literature isn’t just for teenagers anymore. With the popularity of books like J.K. Rowling’s series about Harry Potter, Stephenie Meyers’ “Twilight,” Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” and John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” young adult fiction is becoming mainstream, and even adults are picking up these titles to see what all the… Continue Reading

Annual Christmas bird count steeped in tradition

Annual Christmas bird count steeped in tradition

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Audubon Society will conduct its annual bird survey and bird feeder count, one in Sheridan Dec. 22 and one in Big Horn-Story Dec. 29. The Christmas bird counts are open to anyone interested, you don’t need to be an expert birder in order to participate. Lots of eyes, people to… Continue Reading

The voice of the play and the artist

For this entry, I’d like to take a moment to consider just what the artistic “voice” of a production is, or rather, exactly who is communicating to us as an audience. As many of you might have done, I just finished the entire first season of HBO’s new series, “Westworld.” I may or may not… Continue Reading

No hoop skirts or swords, please

No hoop skirts or swords, please

SHERIDAN — When German composer George Frideric Handel premiered “Messiah” in 1742 in Dublin, Ireland, a polite plea went out to those planning to attend: men, please remove your swords, and ladies please leave your hoop skirts at home. Eliminating these bulky accessories enabled the largest crowd possible to enjoy what has become one of… Continue Reading

Celebrating a new addition

This year’s annual Dayton Art Loop Studio Tour marked the celebration of my new studio addition, completed just in time for the snow and the show. This entire build-on was an unusually smooth and joyful experience, and here’s why: When we built the first studio in the back 10 feet of our garage 15 years… Continue Reading

Craft Brothers strike a chord in Sheridan

Craft Brothers strike a chord in Sheridan

SHERIDAN  —The Craft Brothers have been playing music separately since they were young kids, and as a band for more than 20 years. They started in a wacky show that incorporated theater and comedy and evolved into a band with a definite sound and harmony. The band is made up of the three Craft brothers,… Continue Reading

The big empty

Christmas is a time for giving with a free heart.  Christmas can also be a time when presents are given out of obligation and guilt, or taken in an attempt to fill an internal emptiness.  The more we try to fill ourselves, the more hollow we can feel.  That’s because the good things that come… Continue Reading

Holiday Art Show to reveal Wyoming beauty

Holiday Art Show to reveal Wyoming beauty

BIG HORN — Brinton Museum’s Holiday Art Show duo is a pair destined to show together. Featured artists Mark McKenna and Jeffery Burnham Rudolph, both hailing from Cody, display the heart of the West and the beautiful culture it represents. “Our work is very similar in subject, so I feel like it really resonates well… Continue Reading

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