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Feb 01 Wednesday
The Wyoming Country Western Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum will provide not only entertainment and education, but also inspiration. Some visitors may be inspired to pursue a career singing, playing an instrument or song writing. Maybe even in the instrument or equipment manufacturing field. Musical instruments are still being invented. The possibilities are endless!
Donations, including money, instruments and equipment are currently being accepted. Recommendations for inclusion in the Hall of Fame will also be gratefully received. A decision on location will occur very soon and progress will continue.
Country Western Bluegrass Music Association Inc, P.O. Box 181, Chugwater, WY 82210. MYFAVORITEMUSIC@AOL.COM, CWBMUSIC.ORG 307-331-9298, Mer Nilson
Feb 03 Friday
Making Contact: Where Creative Writing Meets Visual Art is a two day creative writing and art making workshop at The University of Wyoming Art Museum that engages with Michiko Itatani’s work. The workshop will explore the concept of “High Point Contact,” a momentary touching of two elements, using art inquiry, ekphrastic writing, and printmaking and collage techniques.
This workshop is intended for an adult audience, and will occur across two sessions:
Fri, Feb 3 5-7PM
Sat Feb 4 1-3PM
This workshop is taught by Cady Favazzo. Cady Favazzo is a poet and teacher from Wyoming. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Elementary Education and has been teaching learners of all ages for the last ten years. She earned her MFA in Poetry from the University of Idaho where she taught composition and creative writing. She now lives and writes in Laramie, Wyoming where she works at her local library and teaches at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. You can find some of her recent work in Nimrod, Cimarron Review, Phoebe and elsewhere. For more information, visit CadyFavazzo.com.
Please registration to hold your spot, then UWAM's education team will send you a link for a registration payment of $35 through UW's payment portal. UWAM members receive a special 10% discounted rate.
Please email any questions to Emily Conner, at UWArtEd@uwyo.edu.
Feb 05 Sunday
Join us for a special “Go Big for Bighorns” First Sunday, in partnership with the National Bighorn Sheep Center and Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
- Free admission for area locals all-day- Crafts for the first 70 kids: bighorn sheep puppet, wordsearch, and make your own petroglyph!- Live music by Judith Weikle Celtic Ensemble- Denizens of the Steep film in the auditoriumFirst Sundays is Generously Sponsored by: Bank of Jackson Hole & Lawrence Finch
- Free admission for area locals all-day- Crafts for the first 70 kids: bighorn sheep puppet, wordsearch, and make your own petroglyph!- Live music by Judith Weikle Celtic Ensemble- Denizens of the Steep film in the auditorium
First Sundays is Generously Sponsored by: Bank of Jackson Hole & Lawrence Finch
Feb 07 Tuesday
Sketching for Abstraction with Connor LiljestromLive, in-person class at the National Museum of Wildlife ArtLimited to the first 20 participants!
In this class, you will learn Connor’s sketching process that leads to the creation of an abstract work of art. The goal is for each participant to complete a sketch that can inspire future work!
Make it Wild courses are open to adults and young adults with beginner to intermediate abilities. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during this interactive program. Art materials are included in this in-person course.
$50 per Live In-Person ClassYour registration fee supports the Museum’s Art Leadership Scholarship in Honor of the Memory of Dick Jennings. Dick Jennings was a Museum board member whose memory inspires us to pursue our passions. The $4,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a local High School Senior who plans to study art at the college level. Thank you for your support!
About the artist:Connor Liljestrom (b. 1995, Jackson, WY) Graduated with a BA in fine art from the University of Wyoming in 2019, where he gained recognition through scholarship awards, portfolio review, and residency selection. Since then, his works have sold out at solo exhibitions and been collected privately nationally, and internationally. His standout emergent success has supported the establishment of an exclusive partnership with New West Fine Art. His solo exhibitions with New West Fine Art include ‘The Last of the Old West’ (2020). His work references mythologies, Hollywood and pop culture, natural history, colonialism, and the canon of Western-centric art history. Liljestrom layers these references such that a platform for the viewer is created to either enter conversation centered around these subjects or be introduced to them for the first time all together. He works primarily in oil and mixed oil media. He lives and works in Jackson, Wyoming.
Feb 08 Wednesday
Feb 09 Thursday
The CFD Old West Museum is pleased to announce a special Valentine’s edition of our after-hours event, Art Uncork’d, featuring needle-felting artist Melissa Cullen. Join us at the CFD Old West Museum’s Carriage Hall on February 9, 2023 at 5:30 pm to create adorable needle-felted gnomes that are perfect for Valentine’s Day!Indulge in an evening of instructed crafting with included hors d’oeuvres, libations, and socializing right in our carriage hall. No experience is required. Just come, have fun, and try something new!Tickets are limited. Don’t miss your chance to learn from these esteemed artists in our region and enjoy this exceptional opportunity.Museum Members: $40 per person, Non-Museum Members: $50 per person.To purchase tickets, please visit:https://www.oldwestmuseum.org/event-calendar
Feb 15 Wednesday
Feb 22 Wednesday
Feb 23 Thursday
Join us Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4pm for an artist talk and opening reception with Edie Overturf, winner of this year's Waddell Printmaker of the Year award, at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College.The exhibit titled: Banging One’s Head Against the Wall: is what they mean by “self care," will be on display until March 29.
Edie Overturf lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches printmaking, drawing and Visual Storytelling at Mount Hood Community College. She is represented by Zinc Contemporary gallery in Seattle, and her artist books are represented by Passages Bookshop in Portland. Overturf is a recipient of numerous awards and grants, including a Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship, two Minnesota State Arts Board grants, the Larry Sommers Fellowship from Seattle Print Arts, and the Waddell Printmaker of the Year 2023 award from Whitney Center for the Arts. She has attended several residencies, including those at Kala Art Institute, InCahoots Residency, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and a Professional Development residency at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Connecticut.