Supporting the Arts in the Big Horn Basin

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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

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!