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Kiln Works

Kiln Works

August 29 - September 30, 2017

We are arranging an exhibit of several local artists including traditional potters and clay sculptors to a glass artist. Those articipating are Teryl Hartman, Sarah Gillingham, Bruce Woodward, Drew Roska, Bart Fetz, Stephen Wardell and Susie von Ahrens

Otter Creek to perform

Otter Creek to perform

September 8, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Otter Creek is returning to Rock Springs on Friday, Sept. 8th and will perform at the Broadway Theater. Peter and Mary Danzig combine folk music with traditional old time, with attributes of Celtic and Western roots, and produces a unique sound all their own.  Their voices harmonize in the original song writing and fine arrangements that have attracted several awards.

Western Connections

Western Connections

July 13 - August 24, 2017

Using form, design and color, five artists from Casper, Wyoming present "Western Connections." Barb Barella, Marj Bisiar, Barbara Kuxhausen, Michele McDonald, and Judy Reed will display their individual work in various media which is used to connect to the influences of the west with expressive and artistic interpretations.  Poster.

Sweetwater Blues n' Brews

Sweetwater Blues n' Brews

August 12, 2017

Sweetwater Blues n' Brews will be held in Bunning Park from noon to 10 p.m.. on Saturday August 12th. Enjoy the talented blues musicians from around the country as well as many brewers from around the region!  The CFAC is sponsoring this cultural event celebrating its 10th year in Sweetwater County.  www.downtownrs.com/sweetwater-blues-n-brews

 

"Our" Show

June 1 - July 11, 2017

A blend of artwork both made by and collected by the CFAC Board members and staff.

Claude Bourbon in concert

Claude Bourbon in concert

June 8, 2017 at 7 pm.

Enjoy a free performance by internationally known guitarist Claude Bourbon with his unique blend of the blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Russian influences that will leave you wanting more. This is a free concert to be held at White Mountain Library.

Gregory Gaylor OPEN STUDIO

Gregory Gaylor OPEN STUDIO

June 3, 2017

"After the Fire"

Mosaic artist Gregory Gaylor is opening his studio to the public on June 3rd from noon to 5 p.m. at 813 Muir Ave. in Rock Springs.  New artwork as well as a few older pieces will be on display. Former Green River resident and artist Peter Butler will be a special quest for the afternoon.

Five years ago, Gaylor’s studio and much of his artwork was destroyed in a fire. Since then, Gaylor was able to rebuild his studio, painstakingly clean a few pieces that were able to be saved, and start creating new work.

2017 Youth Arts Exhibits

2017 Youth Arts Exhibits

Jan. 24 through May 20

Two-week exhibits form each of the schools in Sweetwater County School District #1 -- elementary through high school. Click for Calendar.

Paul Taylor at Northpark Elementary

Paul Taylor at Northpark Elementary

March 27 through April 7, 2017

A school residency with Australian artist Paul Taylor will provide a unique learning experience for the students. Paul has been teaching students about Australian customs, music, dance and storytelling in Sweetwater County schools for twenty-two years and provides an exciting opportunity for the children to experience another culture. The residencies are on a yearly rotation in our school district and has been supported through grants and funds from Wyoming Arts Council and Sweetwater BOCES.

ARTRAGEOUS - the interactive art & music experience

ARTRAGEOUS - the interactive art & music experience

February 21, 2017

The one of a kind interactive art and music experience that has CBS raving “Go see this show!” announces our national tour stop in Rock Springs, WY.  Imagine the excitement of a team of exceptional artists painting at electric speed, creating giant works of art, right before your very eyes. Accompanied by live music and powerful vocals, creative choreography ~ A unique visual journey of wild inspiration, creativity and fun!  Co-sponsored with Downtown Rock Springs, ticket information will be available soon!

Daniel Cheek: The Mediated Landscape

Daniel Cheek: The Mediated Landscape

November 17 - December 29, 2016

Western Wyoming Community College photography instructor Daniel Cheek will display his fine art photography. Opening reception is November 17 from 5 to 7 p.m..

During the opening reception, Cheek will be speaking about his artistic process, overarching themes he is exploring in his work, and how photographing in Wyoming and Utah have changed the way he thinks about the natural world and his relationship to it. 

10th Annual Community Show

10th Annual Community Show

October 5 - November 15, 2016

Open exhibit for Sweetwater County artists. Each year a theme is presented and artists are invited to submit work in any medium. Past shows have included mandalas, postcard art, lines, autumn holidays, portraits, and just black & white. This year's theme is “GOLD” in celebration of our 50th Anniversary. 

50th Anniversary Celebration

50th Anniversary Celebration

November 5, 2016

Join us as we mark the historic anniversary of the Community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs. Started through the vision of science teacher, Elmore Halseth, the collection of art, art classes and musical performances has enriched our community. The open house will be from noon to 4 p.m. with the unveiling of a new sculpture to stand outside the entrance to commemorate this anniversary.

The Mack Sisters in Concert

The Mack Sisters in Concert

October 6, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Returning to Rock Springs, Japanese born pianists, Yuki and Tomoko Mack, have dazzled audiences on three continents. From Bach to Piazzolla, their diverse repertoire includes a broad range of four-hands piano music and orchestral works. The performance will be at the Rock Springs High School Theater.  Tickets are $10 / $7 student/senior citizens.  A masterclass for piano students is also being arranged.  www.macksisters.com

Skip Larcom: Watercolorist

Skip Larcom: Watercolorist

August 17 - September 30, 2016

Retired Casper physician Skip Larcom has become an accomplished landscape watercolor painter, capturing the beauty of nature while enjoying traveling, skiing, and kayaking.  Opening reception on Aug. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Montana Skies in Concert

Montana Skies in Concert

September 15, 2016

Combining elements of classical technique, jazz improv and the power and energy of rock n' roll; the guitar and cello duo perform both classical and original works. Join us at the Broadway Theater at 7 p.m., tickets are $10 and $7 student/sr. citizen.

Adam Adkinson: Fresh Paint

Adam Adkinson: Fresh Paint

July 6 - August 15, 2016

Former Wyoming resident, Adam Adkison works primarily with oils to create paintings that will bring a sense of wonder to the viewer, he wants his work to connect with the viewer on a deeper level. He recently gained membership in Oil Painters of America. A workshop in oils is July 8-9, call for more informaiton.

David von Metz: Dimensions

David von Metz: Dimensions

June 3-30, 2016

Exhibit of David’s digtal creations. You are invited to the Opening Reception. June 7, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Youth Arts Month Exhibits 2016

Youth Arts Month Exhibits 2016

March - May 2016

Celebrating the arts and the creative of our local students!

Art Teachers Exhibit

Art Teachers Exhibit

May 3-31, 2016

Sweetwater County School District #1 art instructors David Doporto, Jessica jidas, Shari Kumer, Christine Pruett, Halli Riskus, Pamela Sipe, Tania Szewczyk, and Nathan wonnacott

Guy Mendilo Ensemble

Guy Mendilo Ensemble

April 6, 2016

In concert and the Rock Springs high school choir will have the opportunity to work with guy and perform a special selection at the concert that evening. 

Jenni Knezovich: Photography

Jenni Knezovich: Photography

December 2015

Local artist to share her photographic images.

GIVE/TAKE Exhibit

GIVE/TAKE Exhibit

November 2015

Give/Take exhibition is a traveling art exhibition created by eleven women artists residing in Lander and Laramie. Linked in a focused exploration of "nourishment", each artist explores how they need, receive, and provide nourishment on many levels, including physical, mental, and spiritual. The concept is ever more relevant today given the overwhelming amount of choices and information available, and given that the consequences of how we choose to nourish ourselves and others can have far-reaching impacts.

Works in the show present a variety of interpretations of the concept, and invite viewers to think about how they both give and receive nourishment in their own lives. The show consists of paintings, sculpture, fiber, original prints, ceramics, and assemblage pieces.

Give/Take Exhibition artists include, Dannine Donaho, Virginia Moore, Tonya Pepper, Jodie Atherton, Kristin Vogel, Sally Watt, Anne Austin, Lisa Hueneke, Mati Snodgrass, Maggie Kanengieter, and Cristin Zimmer.  

Give/Take art exhibition will be on display through November 28, 2015 at the CFAC.

Todd Green - World Musician in Concert

Todd Green - World Musician in Concert

CHANGED -- NOV. 12, 2015

Multi-instrumentalist performs original music on over 30 acoustic string, flute and percussion instruments from all over the world. Community performance at RSHS Theater and school assembly.

9th Annual Community Show

9th Annual Community Show

October 2015

Open exhibit for Sweetwater County artists. Each year a theme is presented and artists are invited to submit work in any medium. Past shows have included mandalas, postcard art, lines, autumn holidays, portraits, and just black & white. 

This year's theme is Art2 -- "Art Squared" meaning anything in a square format.

Fred Pickett: Hand-built Boats and other Fine Woodcraft

Fred Pickett: Hand-built Boats and other Fine Woodcraft

February 2-28, 2015

Local woodworker features canoes, kayaks and other unique projects. A reception to meet the artist will be held Wednesday, Feb 4th from 5-7 pm.

Men of Worth in Concert

Men of Worth in Concert

February 27, 2015

Celtic duo returns to Rock Springs at the Broadway Theater at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets $10

"The beautiful blend of their voices and the intricately intertwined instrumentation is amazing for a duo. Their stories and interaction with the audience draws you into another world where you can let the stresses of your day melt away."

Ron Litton

Uintah Arts Council

The Northern Arapaho Artist Society

The Northern Arapaho Artist Society

January 3-29 2015

An exhibit of Native American artists' current work. Featuring Robert Martinez, Bruce cook and Jackie Sevier. Opening reception Jan. 9, 5-7 p.m. to meet the artists.

RJ Pieper: Photography

RJ Pieper: Photography

December 2014

Local photographer focuses on the natural beauty of our landscapes and animals.

Bruce Woodward: Pottery

Bruce Woodward: Pottery

November 1 - 29, 2014

Local pottery Bruce Woodward  features his unique style of working with clay. Join us on Saturday afternoon for the show's opening reception!

8th Annual Community Exhibit

8th Annual Community Exhibit

October 7 - 30, 2014

Open exhibit for Sweetwater County artists. Each year a theme is presented and artists are invited to submit work in any medium. Past shows have included mandalas, postcard art, lines, autumn holidays, and just black & white. 

This year's theme is "Portraits".

Brett Mosley: HDR Photography Exhibit

Brett Mosley: HDR Photography Exhibit

September 9 - October 4, 2014

Digital photography taken to another dimension!  Meet Brett at the closing reception on Saturday, October 4th from 2 to 4 p.m

National Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit

National Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit

July 15 - September 6, 2014

Worth the wait! Award winning watermedia paintings from the annual competition held in the fall of each year by the National Watercolor Society. 

Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company

Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company

July 18, 2014

Bunning Park at 6:00 p.m.

The Company returns to Rock Springs this summer  – free performance in the park! Bring a blanket, lawn chair, picnic and enjoy this talented group of thespians!

Sweetwater County School District No. 1 Art Teachers Exhibit

Sweetwater County School District No. 1 Art Teachers Exhibit

June 24 - July 14, 2014

Celebrating the arts and the creative works by our local art instructors! Reception June 24th 5-7 p.m.

Fred Pickett: Handmade Fly Fishing Rods

Fred Pickett: Handmade Fly Fishing Rods

April - June 2014

Exhibit in Samuels Resource Room explaining the steps to making bamboo fly fishing rods.

ArtCamp 2014

ArtCamp 2014

2 sessions: June 16–19 or 23–26

For 5th – 9th grade students interested in creating art. Sign up at the CFAC starting May 1st. Co-  sponsored with Sweetwater BOCES.

Nard Claar and Sheary Clough Suiter: Encaustic and Mixed Media Contemporary Paintings

Nard Claar and Sheary Clough Suiter: Encaustic and Mixed Media Contemporary Paintings

May 29 - June 21, 2014

Reception, Thursday, May 29th, 5 - 7pm. Suiter will demonstrate painting with encaustic (beeswax) and Claar will demonstrate painting with watermedia. The artists' completed demonstration artwork will be
available for silent auction to reception attendees only. Preview the
artists' work online at nardclaar.com and backdoordesigns.com.

Youth Arts Month Exhibits 2014

Youth Arts Month Exhibits 2014

March - May 2014

Celebrating the arts and the creative of our local students!

Rock Springs and Independence High Schools -- May 13-23

Reception: May 14 at 6 p.m.

Peter Fletcher: Classical Guitarist

Peter Fletcher: Classical Guitarist

May 6, 2014

A free performance at White Mountain Library at 7pm. 

 

“Most importantly, he performs the music with commitment, passion, and grace. Only the way a true artist can... In summary, Peter is an excellent musical performer. He dazzled our patrons with his artistry, and I believe he will impress and delight your audiences as well.”

             --Concert presenter, Kevin Cyrus, Lawrenceville, NJ 2004

University of Wyoming Regional Touring Exhibition

University of Wyoming Regional Touring Exhibition

December 2013 - January 2014

Steve Schrepferman: Clay Exhibit

Steve Schrepferman: Clay Exhibit

November 2013

Clay artist Steve Schrepferman takes earth and transforms it into something beautiful, mystical or thought provoking -- and sometimes all at once! http://www.steveschrepferman.com/

7th annual Community Art Show

7th annual Community Art Show

October 2013

Our annual open exhibition for Sweetwater County artists to have fun with a different theme each year. 2013 theme is “Fur, Feathers and Fins” – open to Sweetwater County artists, any medium and limited to two pieces each.

Robert Martinez: Recent Paintings

Robert Martinez: Recent Paintings

September 2013

Growing up on the Wind River Reservation as a part of many different cultures; Northern Arapaho, Chicano, and Anglo has shaped the ideas and the subject matter of Robert's paintings. Deeply influenced by the renaissance masters and their effectiveness with the figure, he has still managed to capture the “character” of his subject and even draws upon fantasy illustration to draw your eye to his point… the person. http://www.martinezartdesign.com/

Piatigorsky Foundation Concert Tour

Piatigorsky Foundation Concert Tour

September 15, 2013

4:00 p.m. at the RSHS Theatre  *** FREE ***

This FREE performance of violinist Qing Li and pianist Richard Dowling is sponsored by the Dr. Thickman Family of Sheridan. Performances are coordinated throughout the state of Wyoming with assistance of the Wyoming Arts Council.

Otter Creek Duo

Otter Creek Duo

September 13, 2013

Broadway Theater in Rock Springs at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a wonderful musical night with folk musicians Peter and Mary!

Otter Creek combines folk music with old time, sprinkles it with a seasoning of Celtic and western roots, and produces a wonderful sound that is both unique and refreshing.  *** Tickets $10 and $8 student/sr. citizen

Edie Reno: Paintings and Sculpture

Edie Reno: Paintings and Sculpture

CANCELED

As a prolific revelatory artist, Edie Reno has created, taught, and exhibited paintings, drawings, and sculptures in schools and communities for 30 years.

http://whiteantelopestudio.com/

David Kreitzer: Landscapes, Figure, Koi, Midwest Heritage Paintings

David Kreitzer: Landscapes, Figure, Koi, Midwest Heritage Paintings

July 9 - August 3, 2013 EXTENDED TO AUGUST 24th

Long-time professional Artist David Kreitzer, who attended high school in Rock Springs 1958 through 1960, and now lives in California, presents a one- man show at the Rock Springs Community Fine Arts Center, 400 C Street, in Rock Springs. The show begins Monday, July 9th, through August 3rd. Artist Reception the evening of Thursday, July 11.
 

David's love of nature, fantasy, and the human form, propels him to create exquisitely detailed, mood-invoking landscapes, figures, and striking still life floral studies in a variety of mediums.

Mr. Kreitzer's collectors include Michael Douglas, Mary Tyler Moore, Raymond Burr, Ray Bradbury, Quinn Martin, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, the Hirschhorn Foundation, the San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Bakersfield Museums. Featured in Atlantic Magazine and American Artist, he has been listed for many years in "Who's Who in American Art". David Kreitzer's paintings hang in the public collections of The Revlon, Cargill, Barnes-Hind Pharmaceutical and Kimberly-Clark Corporations, and Lloyd's Bank. Commissions include prints for Seattle Opera, the Performing Arts Magazine of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, and the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival. Mr. Kreitzer, born in 1942, has been represented by galleries in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

http://www.dkreitzer.com 805-528-4999 1442 12th St. Los Osos, California

Sweetwater Blues 'n Brews

Sweetwater Blues \'n Brews

August 10, 2013

Located at Bunning Park. A day of great music! CFAC is a sponsor of this community event.

Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company

Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company

July 19, 2013

Bunning Park at 6:00 p.m.

The Company returns to Rock Springs this summer to perform “Merchant of Venice” – free performance in the park! Bring a blanket, lawn chair, picnic and enjoy this talented group of thespians!

Youth Arts Month Student Exhibits

Youth Arts Month Student Exhibits

March 5 - May 28, 2013

Celebrating the arts and the creative of our local students!

Schedule to be announced. 

Paul Taylor: Bringing the Australian Outback to Sweetwater County Schools

Paul Taylor: Bringing the Australian Outback to Sweetwater County Schools

April 15 - 26, 2013

Walnut Elementary in Rock Springs

Storyteller, musician and artist Paul Taylor will continue his school residency for the 16th year in Sweetwater County!

International String Trio

International String Trio

March 6, 2013

Broadway Theater at 7:00 PM     Tickets are $8 and $5

The International String Trio was founded in 1999 by its musical director and guitarist, Slava Tolstoy. During the last 10 years the group has performed at more than 1000 venues across the USA and has gained national recognition for its distinct sound and stylistic diversity. The trio’s repertoire includes classical, jazz, popular and world music (Italian, French, Russian, Jewish, Spanish, Latin American, Gipsy and Irish).

The International String Trio has developed a unique concert program that is both highly entertaining and educational, energetic and musically gratifying. The group plays up to 150 gigs a year at venues including: concert halls, jazz clubs, universities, schools and private homes. At our performances we enjoy leading our audiences on a cultural musical journey, as we perform music from countries around the world.

Jerry L. Wood: Sculpture

Jerry L. Wood: Sculpture

February 1 -28, 2013

Saratogo, Wyoming artist exhibits his stone sculptures inspired by the Rocky Mountains. Please join us at the opening reception to meet the artist on Friday, Feb. 1 from 4 to 6 p.m.

www.jerryleewood.com

Laurie Rubin in Concert

Laurie Rubin in Concert

February 27, 2013

Concert  Rock Springs High School Theatre at 7:00 pm

Multi-faceted talent, Laurie will perform a variety of opera and popular music. She will also have a display of her jewelry designs at the CFAC for the month and promote her new memoir “Do You Dram in Color?” as she shares her life as a blind artist.

Paul Taylor: Bringing the Australian Outback to Sweetwater County Schools

Paul Taylor: Bringing the Australian Outback to Sweetwater County Schools

February 4-8, 2013

Monroe Middle School - Green River

Storyteller, musician and artist Paul Taylor will continue his school residency for the 16th year in Sweetwater County!  Paul will give a public presentation and slide show about the Aboriginal people that week. Date to be announced.

Art and Landscapes in the Red Desert

Art and Landscapes in the Red Desert

January 2013

Opening Reception Jan. 3, 5-7 p.m.

The Wyoming Wilderness Association is holding a competition to highlight this beautiful and unique landscape in southern Wyoming. Qualifying artists and photographers will be asked to also include a paragraph or two about their connection to this landscape.  Entry forms are available on their webpage http://www.wildwyo.org  Deadline extended to Nov. 1.  

Awards judge Joan Hoffman www.joanhoffman.com will give a talk on the History of Landscape Painting and hold a 3-hr. painting workshop. Details forthcoming!

Meggan Stordahl: Encaustic Exhibit

Meggan Stordahl: Encaustic Exhibit

December 2012

Meggan Stordahl is exploring the tactile qualities of encaustic painting, sometimes incorporating mixed media in the wax images.

The public is invited to a Reception to Meet the Artist. Date and time will be announced.

Debra Uhls: Sculpture Exhibit

 Debra Uhls: Sculpture Exhibit

November 2 - 28, 2012

Metal sculpture and cast jewelry by Wyoming artist Debra Uhls.

The public is invited to a Reception to Meet the Artist

on November 2nd, 5:00 -7:00 p.m

6th Annual Community Exhibit

6th Annual Community Exhibit

October 2012

Open exhibit for Sweetwater County artists. Each year a theme is presented and artists are invited to submit work in any medium. Past shows have included mandalas, postcard art, lines, autumn holidays, and just black & white.

This year's theme is "Day of the Dead".

Andy Hackbarth in Concert

Andy Hackbarth in Concert

October 21, 2012

RSHS Theater at 7:00 p.m.

Gifted guitarist and songwriter along with his band will perform in concert and hold workshops in local schools! Stay tuned for more info!   http://www.andyhackbarth.com

Paul Ng: Photography

Paul Ng: Photography

September 2012

Longtime resident of Sweetwater County, Paul has traveled extensively and has new images to capture the viewer's imagination.

The public is invited to a Reception to Meet the Artist. Sept. 5, 5-7 p.m.

Katie Christensen: Printmaking Exhibit

Katie Christensen: Printmaking Exhibit

August 2012

Katie Christensen works in several printmaking techniques including monotypes.

The public is invited to a Reception to Meet the Artist. Aug. 31, 5 p.m.

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