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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 09 Thursday
Are you concerned about the impacts of climate change on Wyoming and our economy? Bill Barron, Mountain West Regional Coordinator for Citizens’ Climate Lobby will be in Pinedale to engage the local community in discussions on climate solutions suited for Wyoming.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonpartisan, national grassroots climate change organization focused on national policies to address climate change through building relationships with members of congress across the political spectrum to find common ground on climate change action.
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Feb 11 Saturday
Are you Looking for some pre-Valentine's activities or a gift for that special someone? Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 11th to attend the Love Local Valentine Festival at the Glenrock Library and enjoy a day full of community events for the whole family!
The Festival will feature about 50 local and regional vendors, bakers, and artisans, so there's sure to be something for everyone. Activities during the day at the library will include Valentine card making for kids as well as adults, and an Artisan Alley crafting event at a reduced price. Love is in the air everywhere in town that day, so be sure to go to the Town Square for free ice skating with a receipt from the library event, as well as visit the dinosaurs at the Paleon Museum for a 40% discount on your tour. Stop by The New Ashley's Gift Shop for more artisan offerings or call ahead to sign up for their Valentine Cookie Decorating. You'll need sustenance for all that shopping so take advantage of lunch, dinner, and drink specials at Sip's Coffee, The Classic Cafe, Rosie's Cantina, and Frank's Fort Diablo.
For adults, the day's events will continue with a festive spaghetti dinner, karaoke, and St. Valentine's Massacre costume party at Rusty's Knotty Pine. For more details about these events, contact participating businesses, call the Glenrock Library at 307-436-2573, or visit the Love Local Valentine's Festival page on Facebook. Who says small towns are boring? There's a lot to love in Glenrock---we hope to see you on February 11th!
Feb 14 Tuesday
During the 1890s, the invention of the bicycle was seen as a new symbol of personal freedom of travel for ordinary people of America without the expense of a horse, carriage, or train. The great bicycle experiment from 1896 – 97 was a US Military transportation test with the 25th Infantry Regiment from Fort Missoula, MT to St. Louis, MO and traveled through Sheridan County. Join Sheridan Community Land Trust Historical Program Manager, Carrie Edinger who will guide you through the Army’s Historic Black Bicycle Corps known as the Iron Riders 1900-mile route, the challenges of the western route and the 125th Anniversary of the ride.
RSVP for Zoom link at https://sheridanclt.org/events/explore-history-the-hub-iron-riders-the-1896-97-bicycle-experiment/.
Feb 16 Thursday
Anyone of any age and level of birding skill, learn how to participate in this global event Feb. 17-20. See also https://www.birdcount.org/.
On Saturday, Feb. 18, meet at 10 a.m. in Lions Park by the parking lot by the Children’s Village to count birds in the park. Binoculars available.
The first two sessions are no cost—come try it February 16th and 23rd!“Fun & Friendship Set to Music”Family Friendly: Kids 8-88 years- can learnInformal attire
Feb 21 Tuesday
More info at https://sheridanclt.org/events/explore-history-trvcc-iron-riders-the-1896-97-bicycle-experiment/
Learn more about eBird: best practices for submitting checklists, using eBird to explore data and plan birding trips, the data review process, and how your eBird observations are being used by researchers in Wyoming.
The program is also available via Zoom at:https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84941419803?pwd=Q1JrbkNyZk15WHpKVmRLZ2lqZFlJQT09
Feb 22 Wednesday
Thinking about starting your own business? Do you have more questions than answers? The Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) and the Campbell County Public Library can help.
Register now for this in-person “SYOB” Workshop, to be held February 22, 5:30 pm at the Campbell County Public Library Wyoming Room. The workshop is free of charge, but please go to www.WyomingSBDC.org/events to sign-up.
The workshop will be presented by Wyoming SBDC Network NE Regional Director P.J. Burns who holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming and has over 20 years of business advising experience. Paula Kelting, Reference Manager from the Campbell County Public Library, will also present demonstrating the free business resources available to Library Card holders including the GALE Business Plan Builder and GALE Legal Forms database.
The workshop will be an interactive program, so bring your questions. The workshop is free-of-charge, but pre-registration is appreciated. Go to www.WyomingSBDC.org/events to sign up TODAY!
Feb 24 Friday
Ucross and Sheridan College will present a craft discussion with Joy Harjo on Friday, February 24, at noon. A member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Joy is an internationally acclaimed performer, musician, and writer who recently concluded her third term as the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States. She is the first Native American to hold the position. She first came to the area 10 years ago as an artist-in-residence at Ucross.
During her craft discussion, Joy will guide the audience through her process of writing, composing and performing. The event is free and open to the public, with no advance registration needed, and will be in Sheridan College’s Whitney Rooms 234/235/236.
The next day, February 25, Joy will present an evening of music and poetry at the WYO Theater. Learn more about both events at ucross.org.