Monday, February 15, 2016

Wyoming Governor's Show Purchase Award

Wyoming Arts Council
Purchase Award winners for the 2016 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale have been selected and will receive their awards during the show’s reception Thursday, Feb. 11.
The reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. in the Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. The show will be on display until March 5.
This year’s four purchase award winning artists include: Martin Hagen, of Jackson, for his bronze “Good Mule;” Dan Hayward , of Laramie, for his photograph “True Spanish Mustang Mare as the Sun Rises;” Joy Keown, of Laramie, for her painting “Dark Eyes;” and Valerie Seaberg, of Jackson, for her mixed media composition “Boot Spur Horse Hair Vessel with Buffalo Nickel.”
“Abu –‘Father’ in Most Semitic Languages,” a painting by Cheyenne’s Rachel Ondrak received the Governor’s Choice Award.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valparaiso, Chile

On January 31st we arrived at port in Valparaiso and disembarked the ship for the last time.  We took a day tour with transport to the airport in Santiago.  We especially enjoyed the Fonck Archeology Museum and their collection of Easter Island artifacts.  In the Casablanca Valley we visited Puro Caballo with a demonstration of Chilean horsemanship.  Our overnight flight was uneventful and the most dangerous part of the trip was probably the ride home from DIA in a snowstorm.We were pleasantly surprised to have an Antarctica Expedition team aboard the ship.  On sea days, these folks gave PowerPoint presentations where we learned about the research, wildlife, history, and more.  Expedition member Cory led the birding each morning at sea, with a Royal Albatross sighting on our last sea day.  We made many new friends and enjoyed every moment of the journey.