Supporting the Arts in the Big Horn Basin

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Film Festival at the BCAC

The Basin City Arts Center announces a free showing of the 2012 Hyart
Film Festival winners at the BCAC at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23.

The selection of films will include the comedy honorable mention
"Scrabbled," the music video winner "Muscle Hawk's Electric Light," the
animation winner "Blind Luck." The festival at the BCAC will also
include category winners in action comedy "Brothers in Arms," drama "My
Angel My Hero," horror "Silence" and the People's Choice winner "Most
High."

A coupon for $1 off admission to the 2013 Film Festival will be
available at the free showing. The Film Festival will be June 20-22 at
the Hyart Theatre in Lovell on the new digital equipment.

The BCAC located in Basin, Wyoming on Main Street across from the IGA
is a nonprofit organization developing and supporting the arts in the
Big Horn Basin.
Courtesy of Jennifer Miller

Friday, February 22, 2013

THE SECRET GARDEN and Missoula Children's Theatre

Missoula Children’s Theatre THE SECRET GARDEN This Friday & Saturday

Join a host of characters in a musical wonderland this Friday and Saturday when the Missoula Children's Theatre and about 50 local students present an original musical adaptation of THE SECRET GARDEN at the Basin City Arts Center.

Playing the title character, Mary Lennox, is our local student Scarlett Meier. Other main characters are Autumn Bubla as Martha Sowerby, Quinton Migneault as Dickon Sowerby, Ellen Brewer as Susan Sowerby and Ammon Bullinger as Colin Craven, Taylor Reno as Archibald Craven, Emily Vigil as Ayah/Bilge Rat/Captain, Yazmin Arambula as Mrs. Matlock, Derek Sanders as Doctor Craven, Benjamin Smith as Ben Weatherstaff, Kaitlyn Migneault as Robin Redbreast. Isobel Boreen, Destiny Kost, Macayla Stricker, Macy Reno, Brittany Morton, Delaney Neves, Halli Jones, Alyssa Hodge, Hannah Coy and Karina Boreen will play the Canadian Geese. Appearing as the Moor Folk are Emily Crouse, Anna Reno, Tiriana Smith, Ranel Andrew, Alexis Garay, Amy Coy, Cienna Neves, and Grace Martin. Monique Velasquez, Aaralyn Riley, Breana Riley, Nicole Boreen, Melissa Bullinger, Dailyn Zierolf, Tyler Degraw, Victoria Buck, Camden Jones, Griffin Zapata, AJ Reno, Alison McClure, Daniel Smith, Rykael Andrew, Wyatt Patterson, Lacey Degraw, Rebecca Bullinger, Hailee McClure, Dakota Cervantes and Troy Riley will play the Fireflies. Britt Hensley is the MCT Director playing Detective Del.


The two MCT Tour Directors this year are Kirsten Paisley and Britt Hensley. Kirsten is a graduate of Butler University with a BA in music and vocal concentration. Britt is a graduate of Piedmont College with a degree in theatre education. They both are excited to be on tour working with kids to create beautiful theatre.

Included in the residency are three enrichment workshops presented by the Tour Actor/Directors in our local schools. Two workshops will be given at Laura Irwin Elementary and one workshop for Burlington Elementary students. “Drama Quest” and “What If” workshops along with the theatre production instill creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills, and self-esteem through the participation in this unique, educational project. The development of life skills in our children through participation in the performing arts is a mission of the Basin City Arts Center.

THE SECRET GARDEN will be presented at the Basin City Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets at the door are Adults $5, Seniors $4, and Children 12 & under $1. This residency for Basin, Manderson, Hyattville, and Burlington is made possible by the Basin City Arts Center with donations from local businesses and 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 who believes a great nation deserves great art.

The Basin City Arts Center located at 117 S. 4th Street is a nonprofit organization supporting and developing the arts in the Big Horn Basin. For more information contact BCAC Board Member Shelly King at 568-9313.

Press Release courtesy of Guest Blogger, Jennifer Miller

Friday, February 15, 2013

Oscar-winning Screening at Basin City Arts Center


Wyoming Humanities Council 

1315 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82070

(307) 721-9243

Contact: Sheila Bricher-Wade

sbricher@uwyo.edu

(307) 721-9246

 

WYOMING HUMANITIES COUNCIL HOSTS OSCAR WINNING DOCUMENTARY IN BASIN

 

The Wyoming Humanities Council is hosting a free screening of the Oscar winning Best Documentary Short Film Saving Face at the Basin City Arts Center on Friday, March 15, in Basin. There will be a short reception following the film, and the audience will have the opportunity discuss the film and other works with University of Wyoming Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, Bonnie Zare. The film and discussion are free and open to the public and are presented in conjunction with the Wyoming Humanities Council’s Giving Voice: A Wyoming Listening Project initiative.

Saving Face explores the stories of two Pakistani women, disfigured by acid attacks by their husbands, as they undergo surgery at the hands of Dr. Mohammad Jawad, a Karachi-born London plastic surgeon who regularly returns to his homeland to help victims of acid attacks.  The film also follows efforts by members of the Pakistani Parliament to pass legislation establishing severe punishment for those convicted of acid attacks.  Inspiring on many levels, the film leaves us to ponder the work that needs to be done to bring women to positions of respect and equality, throughout the world. For more information about the Wyoming Humanities Council, call (307) 721-9243 or visit www.uwyo.edu/humanities.         

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Luke Bell and Pat Reedy

Luke Bell and Pat Reedy at BCAC Sunday, Nov. 18

Two Wyoming guitar pickers, Luke Bell and Pat Reedy, are now beginning a joint tour from Wyoming down to New Orleans in the traditional style of Woody Guthrie with only the common goal of bringing music and good times to the ears of those in the passing towns. The two will be at the Basin City Arts Center on Sunday, November 18 at 3 p.m. to perform their original songs each playing for one hour.

Born in Kentucky and raised in Cody, Wyoming, Luke Bell’s music is shaped by his lineage of ranchers, tobacco farmers, and ministers. Luke spent his summers living and working on his grandparent’s ranch in Shell. This young singer/songwriter naturally brings us a blend of the old time blues/country sound and contemporary lyricism about poverty, loss, hardship, and redemption.

A vagabond, Pat Reedy spent years of his life working blue collar jobs and taking in the country. His deep baritone voice carries a home spun charisma, a sound true to his life and work. "My songs come from work, women, love, hate and all that. They come from hard times and good ones too." Reedy's songs are raw, stripped down country sung straight from the heart. Timeless and original.

Bell and Reedy at the BCAC Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets at the door starting at 2:30 are adults $10 and seniors $8 with children and students k-12 free. The Basin City Arts Center located on Main Street across from the IGA in Basin, Wyoming is a non-profit organization developing and supporting the arts in the Big Horn Basin. For more information contact Shelly King @ 568-9313.

Article courtesy of Jennifer Miller

Sunday, October 7, 2012

What happens when you bring Jeff Troxel, Trevor Kreiger, and a BASS PLAYER to the BCAC?

Jeff Troxel & Trevor Krieger Trio at BCAC Friday, Oct. 12

Guitarist Jeff Troxel and fiddler Trevor Krieger with bass player Mark Bryan, all accomplished musicians in many genres, bring a concert of traditional and contemporary fiddle and folk music along with their original songs to the Basin City Arts Center on Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m. Their show easily crosses musical boundaries to incorporate many different styles of music into their show. Bryan’s bass adds another dimension and ensures there’s something for everyone and audiences of all ages will enjoy their performance.

Jeff Troxel is a guitarist, songwriter, composer, and educator from Cody. He holds music degrees from Berklee College of Music and the University of Southern California. He has won state flatpicking championships in Wyoming and Utah, and is the 2003 National Flatpicking Champion. His songs and compositions have won awards from the John Lennon Song Contest, and the International Bluegrass Music Association. Jeff has performed with many notable artists, including Bobby Shew, Sunny Wilkinson, Frank Mantooth, Jack Reilly, Pete Huttlinger, Warren Chiasson and James Naughton. Besides performing regularly, he is in demand as a clinician and is on the faculty of Rocky Mountain College in Billings and Central Wyoming College in Riverton. He has published several guitar books. Jeff recently won his second Performing Arts Fellowship in composition from the Wyoming Arts Council.

Trevor Krieger, a Billings resident, picked up the violin at the age of 4 and hasn’t put it down since. He began playing with the Billings Symphony when he was 13. He has competed in fiddle contests in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Canada, and was named Montana State fiddle champion numerous times. Trevor performed at the Kennedy Center and the White House, and has shared the stage with Jay Unger and Molly Mason, Ray Charles, the Moody Blues, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and many others. He also performs with a number of groups in many styles, including jazz, country, rock, fiddle and classical.

Mark Bryan is a bass player living in Billings. He has toured extensively throughout the Western U.S. and Canada, playing the bass with a variety of acts ranging in style from jazz and funk to classical. When he’s not playing music, Mark stays busy building violins and other stringed instruments.

Energetic, Upbeat, Fun! Enjoy the Troxel and Krieger Trio at the Basin City Arts Center on Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the door starting at 6:00 p.m. are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 & older, and $5 for children 12 & under. For more information contact Kathleen Nichols @568-3832. This concert is supported in part by a grant from Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts who believes a great nation deserves great art.

Preceding the concert starting at 6 p.m. view the UW Art Exhibit “Contemporary Art in Wyoming.” The University of Wyoming Art Museum Exhibit features a selection of eighteen contemporary Wyoming artists with a variety of subjects that embrace the landscape, daily life, and personal expression in a variety of media that includes watercolor, photography, collage, printmaking, painting, and drawing. Contemporary Art in Wyoming explores the creative spirit of artists in Wyoming today. Admission to the UW Art Exhibit is free. Basin City Arts Center located at 121 S. 4th Street across from the IGA in Basin, Wyoming is a non-profit organization developing and supporting the arts in the Big Horn Basin.

Monday, September 10, 2012

BCAC Home and Garden Tour This Saturday

The Basin City Arts Center is hosting a Home and Garden Tour this Saturday afternoon September 15 featuring a great variety of local homes.  New homes, older homes, log homes and beautiful gardens are on display to support the efforts to raise funds to repair the furnace at the BCAC.  Two of the six homes on the tour are older homes taken care of over the years with love and care.  These two vintage homes have been in Basin since the early decades of the 20th Century.  The other four homes are much newer but of very different styles and features.  All the homes have gardens to admire.

Pick up a map of the Home and Garden Tour at the BCAC between 1-4 p.m. for a fee of $10.  This fee will add to the funds needed to repair the furnace at the BCAC.  A Big Thanks to the homeowners who are opening their homes to support the BCAC.  Join us later at the BCAC from 5-8 p.m. to view the UW Art Museum Exhibit.  The Basin City Arts Center located at 121 S. 4th Street across from the IGA in Basin, Wyoming is a nonprofit organization developing and supporting the arts in the Big Horn Basin.  For more information contact Shelly King @568-9313.

Art Express To Visit Basin City Arts Center

University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Touring Exhibition “Contemporary Art in Wyoming” will be on view at the Basin City Arts Center this Friday and Saturday.  Admission is free.  From the earliest expeditions to the American West, Wyoming has attracted artists who have been inspired by the state’s unique geology, vast landscape, and people.  Today, a number of artists live and work in the state creating work that ranges from realistic to abstract.  The University of Wyoming Art Museum is pleased to feature a selection of eighteen contemporary Wyoming artists in a new exhibition that tours statewide through the museum’s Touring Exhibition Service.  With a variety of subjects that embrace the landscape, daily life, and personal expression in a variety of media that includes watercolor, photography, collage, printmaking, painting, and drawing, Contemporary Art in Wyoming explores the creative spirit of artists in Wyoming today.

The artists included are:  Morgan Tyree, Powell; Pravina Gondalia, Cheyenne; Ryan Muldowny, Sheridan; Meghan Cochrane, Cheyenne; Gabrielle Reeves, Laramie; Sue Sommers, Pinedale; Katie Christensen, Laramie; Jon Madsen, Laramie; Ginnie  Madsen, Laramie; Karyne Dunbar, Shell; Meggan Stordahl, Jackson; Mike Conaway, Evanston; Craig Satterlee, Powell; Rene Tafoya, Cody; Lynn Newman, Cheyenne; Thomas Bradshaw, Cody; Camellia El Antably, Cheyenne; Ken Driese, Laramie.

The Touring Exhibition Service is celebrating 26 years of service throughout Wyoming.  It is made possible by FMC and the National Advisory Board of the UW Art Museum.  Bringing the world of art to Wyoming, the Art Museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 22nd & Willett Drive in Laramie.  Admission is free.  For more information visit http://www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum.

View Karyne Dunbar’s art along with seventeen other Wyoming artists at the Basin City Arts Center this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15 from 5-8 p.m. and Sept. 21-22 from 5-8 p.m.  Admission is free.  The Basin City Arts Center at 121 S. 4th Street in Basin, WY is a nonprofit organization developing and supporting the arts in the Big Horn Basin.  For more information contact Jennifer Miller @568-9346.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September and Beyond at the BCAC

Summer is drawing to an end, but events at the Basin City Arts Center are just warming up.  Remember we are still trying to replace our furnace system so the board members of the BCAC are busy fundraising.  We started with a dinner at Midway Golf Course, added a talent show, and we continue to sell tickets for half a beef.  You can get your tickets for $20 each from any board member or at Security State Bank.

Fundraising isn't all that we are doing at the BCAC, however.  A travelling art show from the University of Wyoming arrives this week which features a variety of Wyoming artists including Greybull's Karen Dunbar.  The show is free of charge and will be available for viewing on 14-15 and 21-22 September from 5-8 PM.  Take this opportunity to see visual art from our state's artists.

Also coming up is the Basin Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, 15 September from 1-4 PM.  Stop by the BCAC to get your map to the fabulous homes and gardens in the area for $10.  With some luck and sunshine, you will get a great view of the area's best.

October brings us Jeff Troxel, Trevor Krieger, and the Bass Player (of unknown nomenclature at press time) to raise the roof at the BCAC on 12 October at 7.00 PM.  Jeff and Trevor are local favorites with a recent album out.  Be prepared for some sweet tunes on the strings.

And of course, November brings us the 2nd Annual BCAC Craft Fair (woohoo) and the Riverside High School play.

Remember, we have the theater and upstairs ballroom (with a full kitchen) for rent for public, private or business events...we've held showers, dinners, and class reunions very successfully.  Keep us in mind for your meetings or dinners.

Buy a beef ticket! and we hope to see you at the BCAC!