A Riverton High School Jazz Duo performed for the Wyoming Arts Council Board at a reception held at CWC's Intertribal Center Thursday night. On the trumpet is RHS junior Zach Miller. Accompanying on the keyboard is senior Tom Amend. (Ernie Over photo)

A Riverton High School Jazz Duo performed for the Wyoming Arts Council Board at a reception held at CWC’s Intertribal Center Thursday night. On the trumpet is RHS junior Zach Miller. Accompanying on the keyboard is senior Tom Amend. (Ernie Over photo)

By Ernie Over, managing editor, county10.com

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Arts Council met Thursday afternoon at the Riverton branch library and spent most of its Thursday’s session on the upcoming Governor’s Arts Awards.

“The board worked all afternoon and decided on the finalists that we’ll submit to the Governor for the Governor’s Arts Awards,” said the Art Council’s Manager Rita Basom. “That means we’ll have a full agenda for Friday’s half-day meeting.”

While in Riverton, the WAC Board will hear a progress report on the WAC’s Community Development and the Arts program; an update on the new communications strategy; review grant programs; and discuss upcoming WAC-sponsored events. Friday’s meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.

The mission of the Wyoming Arts Council is to provide leadership and invest resources to sustain, promote and cultivate excellence in the arts.

 

Wyoming Arts Council Manager Rita Basom chatted with Nettabell Girard at the reception. (Ernie Over photo)

Wyoming PBS Foundation Executive Director Lee Haines, left, visited with Riverton native and Wyoming Arts Council staff member Michael Lange. Lange later performed with CWC musicians in a jazz concert at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre. (Ernie Over photo)

Former Wyoming Arts Council Board Chairman David Neery of Lander, right, visited with board member Janelle Fletcher-Kilmer of Laramie. (Ernie Over photo)