Click the image at left for tickets, info, schedule & more for our Food & Photo Festival, May 30 & 31 in Laramie!
Plein Air Painters at Natl Elk Refuge Visitor Center May 13
A group of painters will use the backdrop of the National Elk Refuge as artistic inspiration on Tuesday, May 13, giving visitors an opportunity to watch and ask questions as the artists create their works.
The artists are part of the Teton Plein Air Painters, a group of artists who meet once a week from May – October in the Teton environs. Starting with two people during the summer of 2012, the group now has a communication list of over seventy. Typically, three to ten people are onsite to paint, referencing the landscape for motifs. Art mediums include oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pen and ink.
The group will spread out in the area of the visitor center, located at 532 N. Cache Street in Jackson. Weather permitting, likely locations will include the visitor center lawn, the covered upper deck of the facility, and the remote viewing deck across the lawn next to the wetlands area. Current visitor center hours are from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, but visitors are welcome to stroll through the grounds after hours to enjoy the art session.
En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air” and is used to describe painting done in an outdoor setting. The artists paint natural light, using color to define form. Depending on the light and weather, plein air paintings are generally done in one session. Artists may add final touches to their work once back in the studio. For additional information on the Teton Plein Air Painters and Tuesday’s session, contact Bobbi Miller, Facilitator, at 307 / 543 2910.
Artful Hand Gallery
Cheyenne’s 10 Contemporary Art Galleries: Wyoming Art Guide on The Culture Trip
Click the title above to connect with The Culture Trip and their review of contemporary art galleries in Cheyenne. They write, “Though Wyoming is known for its rural landscapes and cowboy character, its capital, Cheyenne, named for the Native American people of the Great Plains, is culturally diverse and heavily populated. We examine the budding cultural scene of this Western state with a look at the top ten galleries in its largest city.”
Grand Teton National Park: American Indian Guest Artists 2014 Program in Grand Teton National Park
Provided by Grand Teton National Park
MOOSE, WY —For the past 39 years, artisans from diverse American Indian tribes have demonstrated their traditional and contemporary art forms in Grand Teton National Park. This annual program provides visitors a chance to gain greater appreciation and understanding of Indian cultures that are still alive and active today.
Participating artists demonstrate and share the cultural traditions of their tribes through art forms such as painting, weaving, pottery, beadwork, and musical instruments. Guest artists exhibit daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Colter Bay Visitor Center. Artists also offer their finished items for purchase.
|May 11 – 26||Debbie & Willy LaMere||Shoshone||Beadwork & Flint Knapping|
|May 27 – June 2||Amanda Coby||Shoshone||Beadwork & Weaving|
|June 3 – 9||Kelly Looking Horse||Lakota Sioux||Drums, Antler & Hide Items|
|June 10 – 16||Guillermo Martinez||Tarascan-Apache||Handmade Flutes & Drums|
|June 17 – 23||Kelly Looking Horse||Lakota Sioux||Drums, Antler & Hide items|
|June 24 – 30||Ted Moran||S’Klallam||Northwest Coastal Carving|
|July 1 – 7||DG House||Cherokee||Painting & Printmaking|
|July 8 – 14||Andrea Two Bulls||Oglala Sioux||Beadwork & Painting|
|July 15 – 21||Monte Yellowbird||Arikara/ Hidatsa||Ledger Art|
|July 22 – 28||Gale Self||Choctaw||Silver & Turquoise Jewelry|
|July 29 – August 4||Lovey Two Bulls||Oglala Sioux||Beadwork, Jewelry & Art Work|
|August 5 – 11||Debbie & Willy LaMere||Shoshone||Beadwork & Flint Knapping|
|August 12 – 18||Paul Hacker||Choctaw||Ledger Art, Knives & Flutes|
|August 19 – 25||Jola LaBeau||Eastern Shoshone||Beadwork & Other Crafts|
|August 26 – Sept. 1||Josie Broncho||Shoshone/Paiute||Beadwork|
|September 2 – 8||Nancy Nacki & Clyde Hall||Shoshone||Beadwork, Silver & Pottery|
|September 9 – 15||Maynard White Owl||Nez Perce/ Cayuse||Beadwork|
|September 16 – 22||DG House||Cherokee||Painting & Printmaking|
|September 23 – 29||Guillermo Martinez||Tarascan-Apache||Handmade Flutes & Drums|
|Sept. 30 – Oct. 13||Debbie and Willy LaMere||Shoshone||Beadwork & Flint Knapping|
Join the Laramie Main Street Alliance in celebrating the fourth year of the Laramie Mural Project!
Now through the end of June, take a selfie with your favorite mural and post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using hashtag #laramiemural for a chance to win mural themed merchandise!
Then, visit the artists painting behind Altitude (starting next week) and suggest a name for our new mural! You can post your suggestions to our Facebook page, “Downtown Laramie” or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggestions will be compiled by the artists and the top three will be posted the first week of June with voting opened up to the public. The name will be announced at our dedication party for the mural on Friday, June 13th from 5 to 7 p.m. behind Altitude Chophouse, 320 S. 2nd Street.
For more information about the Laramie Mural Project, visit: www.laramiemuralproject.org or call 307-760-3355.