Wyoming Art & Events in March

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Trailside Galleries in Jackson Presents “Wildlife Discovery”

March 2-29 — Reception March 19, 5-7 PM — 130 E. Broadway Jackson 307.733.3186



Bonnie_Marris_REd_Alert_30_x_48_Oil_195000Trailside Galleries is pleased to present its annual “Wildlife Discovery”, exhibition and sale featuring all new works from an outstanding group of nationally known artists who are inspired to paint all things wild! Jackson is the perfect setting for this show as the area is a virtual Mecca for wildlife enthusiasts including photographers, nature buffs and of course, wildlife artists! Many of the country’s most noted wildlife painters will participate in the event, bringing an eclectic mixture of wildlife and natural subjects from around the world including big game animals from the African savannah, North American mammals, as well as delicate birds and aquatic subjects. While the artists each bring their own unique interpretation of animals to their canvas, they all share a deep commitment to the preservation of wildlife and our natural world.

Participating artists include Bonnie Marris, Jan Martin McGuire, James Morgan, Ralph Oberg, Lindsay Scott, Renso Tamse, Adam Smith, Lori Forest, Sarah Woods and Dustin Van Wechel among others.

Wildlife art continues to be one of the most collected genres of art in the country. Given the heightened awareness of global warming and fragile ecosystems, the genre seems to have taken on a whole new dimension, as the artists strive not only to create an esthetically pleasing image, but to have it serve as an educational tool to bring more awareness to preservation.

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Sheridan:  Aaron Wuerker: Recent Landscapes; March 3-31, Artist’s Reception: March 6, 5-7pm at the Sagebrush Art Center’s Invitational Gallery

Sagebrush Art Center is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Aaron Wuerker of Buffalo, WY.  “Aaron Wuerker: Recent Landscapes,” will hang March 3-31 in the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s Invitational Gallery, located in the Historic train depot at 201 E. 5th St. in Sheridan.    The public is invited to attend the Artist’s Reception on March 6th, from 5-7 PM.

Wuerker earned a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 1992 and an MFA from Yale University in 1995.  He and his wife Jenny, also a renowned artist, own the Crazy Woman Fine Art Gallery of Buffalo, WY.  Wuerker states: “My work has continually returned to a realist vision of the landscape: I’m usually drawn to compositions where mechanized forms either mimic or contrast with the natural forms in the land.”

Hours for the Sagebrush Community Art Center are Tuesday through Saturday, 10-5 PM.  See our updated website at www.artinsheridan.com, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Sagebrushartcenter.  This project is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Lander:  March Youth Art Month Celebrated at Lander Art Center



In celebration of March’s Youth Art Month, the Lander Art Center will once again host Lander Valley High School and Middle School Select Art Show opening next Friday, March 6th. This exhibition displays selected works by local youth artists in a wide range of art mediums such as drawing, painting, pastel, mixed media, ceramics and digital art.

The Student Select Show remains a favorite in the community as it showcases the incredible skill and creative expression of young students. Their work is a reminder of the freshness art can embody and be an inspiration to us all. Students are lead by Middle School instructor Melissa Scherr; High School art instructors Jason Dayton, Shawna Pickenpaugh, and Zach Even.

A public reception will be held next Friday, March 6th from 6-8pm at the Lander Art Center. Lander Art Center openings are free and open to the public. Complimentary drinks and appetizers are provided.

Thank you to this year’s exhibition sponsor Lander Valley Education Foundation for their continued support of this show.

Exhibition on display from February 27 – April 4, 2015

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Laramie Dance Center’s Irish Dance Academy Presents “St. Patrick’s Day Irish Night” March 10

FREE Admission, 6:30 PM Gryphon Theatre in the Laramie Plains Civic Center – and YES, there will be BEER to purchase! Come see Laramie’s talented Irish dance community – from six to pushing 60! — performing!


ENDANGERED: The New Joe Pickett Novel from C.J. Box

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Check out what JUST arrived in our WLM mailbox!!! And with it, information on this 15th Joe Pickett novel due out March 10, 2015, comes a list of nationwide tour cities & dates! Check out the list below and read on for more information on ENDANGERED…

March 10 — Laramie, WY, American Heritage Center, 12 PM

March 10 — Fort Collins, CO, Senior Center, 7 PM

March 11 — Cheyenne, WY, Laramie County Library, 7 PM

March 12 – Highlands Ranch, CO – Highlands Library, 7 PM

March 13 – Tucson, AZ – Clues Unlimited, 3 PM (joint event w/Ace Atkins)

March 14 – Tucson, AZ – Book festival with booth signings

March 15 – Scottsdale, AZ – Poisoned Pen, 2 PM

March 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Peoria Public Library, 7 PM

March 17 – Houston, TX – Murder by the Book, 6:30 PM

<March 18 – New York, NY – Mysterious Bookshop, 6:30 PM (joint event w/Owen Laukkanen)

March 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Chester County Books, 7:00 PM

March 20 – St. Louise, MO – St. Louis County Library, 7 PM

March 21- Minneapoilis, MN – Once Upon a Crime, 7 PM

March 22 – Lexington, KY – Joseph Beth Booksellers, 5 PM

March 27 – Delray Beach, FL – Murder on the Beach, 7:30 PM
March 28 & 29 – Broward, FL: Broward County Book Festival

March 31 — Casper, WY – Natrona County High School, 7 PM

April 1- Sheridan, WY –  Sheridan Stationery, 6 PM

April 2 – Billings, MT: Barnes & Noble, 7 PM

April 3 – Cheyenne, WY – City News, 5 PM

April 16: Austin, TX: Texas Library Assocation, Dinner talk & signing, 6 PM

Mary 10 – Detroit, MT: Detroit Book & Author Luncheon, 12 PM


from Putnam’s release…

“All the action and suspense of Box’s long string of high-country adventures, with a solution that’s considerably tighter and more satisfying than most of them. One of Joe’s best.” — Kirkus (starred review)

“Is there a crime-fiction family as fully fleshed out as Joe Pickett’s? Pickett’s supporting cast – wife Marybeth and daughters Sheridan, Lucy and April – lends a continuity and grounding to this series that sets it apart from all the lone-wolf stuff out there… As they often do, things get western, with the carefully constructed plot building to a breathless, thrilling end.” — Booklist

In 2014, the critics were unanimous about the Joe pickett thriller Stone Cold —

“C.J. Box moves from strength to strength with each new installment. I would say that he is at the top of his form, but the top just keeps moving ever upward.” — Bookpage

Now comes ENDANGERED, the new Joe Pickett novel which Putnam will publish on March 10, 2015 ($26.95). And with this 15th entry in the New York Times best-selling series, C.J. Box has done it again.

As the story opens, April, Joe Pickett’s 18-year-old daughter, has disappeared. Joe already had good reason to dislike rodeo champ Dallas Cates, but now he has even more of a case against him — Joe learns that it is Dallas with whom April had run off. And now she is missing.

Then comes even worse news:  the body of a girl has been found in a ditch along the highway – she’s alive, but just barely, the victim of blunt force trauma. That girl proves to be April, and the doctors don’t know if she’ll recover. Dallas denies having anything to do with it — says she ran off from him, too – and there’s evidence that points to another man. But Joe knows in his gut which person is responsible for bringing her to harm. What Joe doesn’t know is the kind of danger he’s about to encounter. Dallas Cates is bad enough, but Cates’s twisted family is like none Joe has ever met before. And they will do anything to protect Dallas – literally anything.

Joe’s going to find out  the truth, even if it kills him. And this time, it just might.

C.J. Box is the author of fifteen Joe Pickett novels, mos recently Stone Cold; four stand-alone novels, most recently The Highway; and the story collection Shots Fired. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoes and Barry Awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38 and a French Elle magazine literary award. His books have been translated into 27 languages. C.J. Box lives outide Cheyenne, Wyoming


Senator Enzi Page Program – Deadline March 5!

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– U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo, is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be a Senate page for one of the summer sessions in Washington, DC.

The deadline for summer applications is March 5.

“Along with allowing students a front row seat during debates in the U.S. Senate, participants will have the opportunity to explore the nation’s capital and interact with students from across the country,” Enzi said. “The program provides experiences that participants will carry with them forever.”

Page duties consist primarily of delivering correspondence and legislative material at the Capitol. Other duties include preparing the Senate chamber for sessions and carrying bills and amendments to the appropriate people on the Senate floor.

Summer page eligibility is limited to high school students who have completed their sophomore year and will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date the session begins. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Pages live in Webster Hall located near the Capitol and receive a stipend to cover the cost of the residence. Breakfast and dinner are provided daily.

The summer session is split into two. Summer session I is from June 8 – June 26, 2015. Summer session II is from July 7 – August 7, 2015. The application due date for both sessions is March5.  Applications and additional information can be found by going to www.enzi.senate.gov. Further questions can be directed to Dianne Kirkbride in Senator Enzi’s Cheyenne office at 307-772-2477 or Dianne_Kirkbride@enzi.senate.gov.

Murmurations Over Torrington – by Rob McIntosh

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Our friend Rob McIntosh of Torrington finds some amazing photos… Check out this series of murmuration photos over Torrington, seen at the end of January 2015…

You can also see a fascinating video of what murmurations look like in person here…

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