Gov. Mead to present arts awards Friday

Feb 7, 2013

The Governor’s Arts Awards will be presented this Friday. The awards honor some of the state’s best artists, but Arts Council Manager Rita Basom says when picking winners, they look at more than just the quality of someone’s work.

“You’re also looking at what they have brought to the state of Wyoming,” Basom said. “Not just the fact that they do very high-quality work, but that they are bringing attention to the state, serving the state in various ways.”

The three winners this year are singer-songwriter Jalan Crossland from Ten Sleep; Lynn Munns, a ceramics artist from Casper; and the Advocacy for Visual Arts Center in Gillette.

The awards will be presented Friday night at 6 at the Little America Hotel in Cheyenne.