Supporting the Arts in the Big Horn Basin

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Soup and Cookie Night at Basin City Arts Center

Date: March 20, 2015  (Friday)

Time: From 5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Where: In the ballroom at BCAC

What: All you can eat!! Choose from a variety of hearty soups and tantalizing cookies 

Cost: All donations are accepted- so no specific price

Why? :  So don't have to cook dinner,  a chance to socialize with people of the community and to support the Basin City Arts Center with this fundraiser

Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Don't miss the 1st annual "Ignite the Basin" 

at the the Basin City Arts Center. 

IGNITE events are happening in over 100 cities worldwide organized by volunteers. Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions using a specific format. The Ignite event holds the motto: “ Enlighten us, but make it quick!”  Anyone can throw an Ignite event.  The presentations are meant to “ ignite” the audience on a subject  whereby awareness, thought, and action are generated on the subjects presented.  At an Ignite event, each speaker has a time limit of five minutes, and must use 20 slides with each slide advancing automatically after 15 seconds. This forces speakers to maintain a rapid pace. At a just-comprehensible clip of 160 words a minute, Ignite speakers can utter about 40 words per slide, making a total of 800 words for the complete talk.
IGNITE the BASIN will be held Feb. 19th at the Basin City Arts Center.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments, snacks and malt beverages sold in the ballroom upstairs.  Talks begin at 7:00 p.m.  Eight presenters from across the Big Horn Basin from Worland, Cody, Powell, Greybull, Thermopolis, and Basin will inspire, entertain, and educate us.  This free event is family friendly and promises to be a unique and enjoyable evening!  For more information contact Lynne Davies @ 568-2207.

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

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

(307) 721-9246




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         


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.