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Lander Best of Wyoming Posts
During the month of February, Wyoming Public Media featured Lander on its ‘Best of Wyoming’ page. You are welcome to glance at the summaries below and follow the links to snapshots of the many innovative organizations in Lander:
NEAT 2011-2012 is Off and Running
Mon February 27, 2012
By TONYA PEPPER
The 2011-2012 Native Emerging Artist Training (NEAT) is now in full swing celebrating 10 students who have already completed 25% of the NEAT curriculum. The NEAT program is designed to teach local Native American artists the professional behind-the-scenes skills of entering art exhibitions and juried shows.
About Wyoming Catholic College
Mon February 20, 2012
By WYOMING CATHOLIC COLLEGE
Wyoming Catholic College is proud to announce the release of its new promotional film: “Wisdom in God’s Country.” The result of more than a year of filming by Grassroots Films-- the studio behind “The Human Experience” and the USCCB’s vocational video, “Fishers of Men” -- this video is the most recent and most comprehensive look at one of the nation’s newest, most exciting educational institutions.
Museum of the American West
Mon February 13, 2012
By MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST
Established in 1998, the Museum of the American West (MAW) is a unique not-for-profit outdoor/indoor museum complex that educates the public by presenting and advancing the unmatched natural and cultural history of the Wind River and Sweetwater valleys and the South Pass region of the Rocky Mountains. Strategically located on 8.61 acres adjoining US Hwy 287 at 1445 Main in Lander, Wyoming, adjacent to Lander schools and the central commercial district, the MAW enjoys a natural setting along a sparkling stream with the magnificent Wind River Range in the background. In this setting, visitors are provided an engaging experience as the museum unfolds the vivid and unforgettable cultural history of Pioneers and Native Americans on the western frontier.
Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company
Mon February 6, 2012
By WYOMING SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL COMPANY
Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company, based in Lander, enters its thirteenth Summer Season bringing great classical theater to Wyoming audiences. The company tours the state offering an opportunity to Wyoming actors to broaden their performing experience playing some of the most coveted roles in theater. In 2012, King Lear is scheduled to tour in July. During July, the Shakespeare Academy offers students ages 7-14 a month long workshop in theater craft, working with Shakespeare's text, stage combat and more, culminating in a youth production of King Lear to be performed on July 25th and 26th in Lander City Park.
The courage to find home: NOLS student embarks on new life
Wed February 1, 2012
By MIKE HEPLER
My hometown of West Chester, Pa., is about 45 minutes west of Philadelphia. I’m a diehard Philly sports fan, who had everything I wanted at 30 years old; except for a job that I loved. So much about me has changed over the past 16 months, and I’m not sure where to begin. Should I start with what brought me to Wyoming or with what has made me to decide to stay? The simple answer to both is NOLS.
By AMY RUSSIAN
Promoting Arts in Lander Schools (PALS) was recently named a recipient of a 2011 Governor’s Arts Award. Established in 1982, the Governor’s Arts Awards recognize artists, arts organizations and patrons who have displayed excellence in the arts and outstanding service to the arts in Wyoming.
PALS (Promoting Arts in Lander Schools) is a grassroots organization that brings the arts—including theater, music, literature, visual art, dance, and opera—to Lander students.
PAL Sbegan in 1999, when a group of parents brought Missoula Children’s Theatre to Lander for all district students in K-8. Since then, it has grown to include a variety of partnerships and programs.
The Lander Art Center - Exhibitions, Education, and Professional Development
Mon January 23, 2012
By LANDER ART CENTER
The Lander Art Center is a nonprofit art organization located in beautiful Lander, Wyoming. It’s a membership-based organization relying on the involvement and financial support of the community.
The Center’s mission is to engage the community's young people and adults in visual arts through quality exhibitions and learning opportunities that will support a strong arts community in Fremont County.
The gallery-space features varied art exhibitions of local, regional and national artists rotating on a six-week basis totaling eight exhibitions per year.
In addition, the Lander Art Center organizes one summer (Lander RiverFest) and one winter (Art in the Afternoon) arts fair that highlights local and regional talent.
NOLS receives Outdoor Inspiration Award
Tue January 17, 2012
By CASEY DEAN
The Outdoor Industry Association announced its 2012 Outdoor Inspiration Awards Thursday, and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) was named the winner of the group category.
Of 250 nominees, NOLS was determined by a panel of outdoor business and community leaders to be the group most inspirational in encouraging people to appreciate, support, and recreate in the outdoors. The group category was comprised of “two or more who have come together to get great things done, and get even better things started.”