Individuals will make their own life choices, while being valued, respected and contributing members of their community. Natural supports will enrich their lives on a daily basis where they live, learn, work and play. ~ Community Entry Services
Summertime is outdoor time, but for writers and others, Fall seems to be the time to appreciate Jackson Hole’s natural beauty. Surely this feeling is shared by others. Gallery owners have been flat out all summer, as have artists and museums. Every arts venue. Deadlines to meet, events to plan and participate in, competitions, missions to fulfill.
In the past two weeks I’ve felt more physically present, enjoying the wonders that inspire every artist I know. I open this Fall Season by wishing every artist and their families Peace, Gratitude and Hope for our collective future. Peace in the Valley; tumult in the rest of the world. We do our part to get the message of the mountains out to the planet. That’s what Jackson Hole is largely about.
I’m looking forward to interviewing a special artist next week. Together we’ll craft an article to submit to Wyofile. “Tad” is native to Wyoming, an “outsider” artist. His story is special, and I’m grateful to Wyofile for their interest in his artistic journey.
With luck, that will be followed by a profile of a Wyoming cowboy, a sculptor, and a project commemorating his service in Vietnam.
Carrie Wild’s image of a fox is the Art Association’s reminder to Jackson’s community that October 12th is the day artists lift up those served by Community Entry Services by designing special plates, to be auctioned off in a live auction at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. The auction begins at 7:30 pm, with doors open at 6:00 pm. Get there early and draw a bead on your favorite decorative plate.
What’s the CES mission? The organization “empowers people with disabilities to lead independent and empowering lives.” In Wyoming’s CES communities, CES is “the premier service provider for people with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries in the State of Wyoming. Individuals will make their own life choices, while being valued, respected and contributing members of their community. Natural supports will enrich their lives on a daily basis where they live, learn, work, and play.”
Who are the artists?
Dozens of local artists and Jackson Hole High School art students are participating! A few names, alphabetically: Anika Youcha, Borbay, Bill Sawczuk, Bobbi Miller, Deb Fox, Emily Boespflug, Greta Gretzinger, Jennifer Hoffman, Katy Fox, Linda St. Clair, Mike Piggott, Sam Dowd, Todd Kosharek and Walter Gerald.
For more information, visit www.artassociation.org
ARTS. PARKS. HISTORY.
Those three words mean everything when it comes to Wyoming Arts. They are the calling card of the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund.
The mission of the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund Board is to “serve the citizens of Wyoming by supporting Wyoming’s culture and heritage through grant funding of innovative projects for the enjoyment, appreciation, promotion, preservation, and protection of the state’s arts, cultural and historic resources; and supporting and investing in Wyoming institutions that help further this mission.”
What can the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund do for you? A lot, it turns out! In fact, earlier this year the Fund had a hand in producing this PBS video, “Painting the Falls of Yellowstone,” narrated by painter M.C. Poulsen. http://video.wyomingpbs.org/video/3002244463/
By applying for grant funding for your project, it may be possible to finance your:
•Photography, sculpture, painting, experimental and/or graphics.
•Performing Arts – theatre, dance and music.
•Crafts – clay, fiber, glass, leather, wood, jewelry and mixed-media.
•Design Arts – architecture, fashion, industrial and landscapes.
•Media Arts – film, audio, video and technology/experimental.
•Literature – fiction, non-fiction, poetry and criticism.
•Folk/Traditional Arts – dance, music, crafts and oral traditions (storytelling).
•Humanities – history, folklore/folklife, languages, anthropology and sociology.
•Historic and Architectural Preservation – conservation, survey, preservation planning, restoration or rehabilitation.
•Community Cultural Celebrations and Cultural Tourism.
That is a TON of possibility! So what are you waiting for? A moot question, perhaps, because the October 2nd deadline for projects happening after January 1st, 2018 has passed. If you read the Trust’s guidelines, you’ll be ready for the next round of grants! http://wyospcr.state.wy.us/CTF/Index.aspx
“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.” ~ Buddha