The Laramie Public Art Coalition (LPAC) will host a public slide show at O’Dwyers Public House, 1622 Grand Avenue, on Tuesday April 3rd from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
The annual 5 in 5 Slide Show is a public art idea swap. Participants have 5 minutes to show 5 images of public art from anywhere in the world. Come see how ideas presented at last year’s 5 in 5 influenced current public art projects and stay to see another round of images of projects from fellow community members. Whether you have images from your travels in person or online, we want to see what public art inspires you. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Kids are welcome!
If you want to present, email us your images by Tuesday March 27 at LPAC5x5@gmail.com.
Can’t make the show but want to share a project or image? Post the images on your social media account and use #lpac5x5 and #laramiepublicart.
The Laramie Public Art Coalition is funded in part by Pete Lein & Sons Inc, Wyoming Arts Council, Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, Laramie Beautification Committee, Guthrie Family Foundation, Albany County and the City of Laramie through the 5th Cent Community Partner Grant, and private donations. The Wyoming Community Foundation serves as LPAC’s fiscal sponsor.
For more information about the Laramie Public Art Coalition, visit our website at www.laramiepublicart.org, or find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Samuel Western, author of Pushed off the Mountain, Sold Down the River, will lead two evening presentations to explore how we in Wyoming can build a dynamic future that honors our past. Special guests participating in the discussions will include Laramie Mayor Andi Summerville and University of Wyoming law students Casey Terrell and Allison Connell, among others. The interactive presentations will take place at the Berry Center Auditorium on the UW campus in Laramie at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, and Thursday, April 5, followed by receptions. The events are free and open to the public.
In his writing and teaching for Sheridan College and UW, Western has long explored questions about Wyoming’s economy, culture, and policies. He shares real stories about the inner workings of Wyoming communities to engage students, readers, and audiences in deep thinking about how our state functions for its people. In this 2018 “New Wyoming Narratives” series, he will again ask audience members to listen closely, think hard, and share their own perspectives.
“Legislative action can only go so far,” Western says. “It’s fundamentally up to us to chart the course. But do we have the capacity to do so? If so, how do we put that capacity into action?”
The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, housed at the University of Wyoming, is sponsoring the discussions.