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Local artist couple offers ‘Double Take’ in first joint show

Elijah Cobb and Linda Raynolds are featured in their first joint show at Plaza Diane in Powell, Wyo.

POWELL, WYO. — Sculptor Linda Raynolds and photographer Elijah Cobb are two local artists whose works are likely to be familiar to anyone tracking the art scene around Park County over the last two decades. Raynolds is acclaimed for her flowing and organic sculptures of horses and other animals, rendered in an elegant and simple style that focuses on curves and flowing forms. Cobb is known for photographs that capture other-worldly scenes using the interplay of color and light, often projected onto animal bones. But despite their regular contributions to Wyoming’s art world, the married couple have never staged a joint showing of their art. “I guess the simple answer is no one had ever asked us before,” said Cobb, who also works as a commercial photographer specializing in studio product images. Continue Reading →

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Western furniture and design show endures in Cody

Western design enthusiast Peggy Ruble examines, Teton Settee, created by John Gallis of Norseman Designs West.

People who shop for Western furniture in Cody aren't just buying a club chair or desk, craftsman Jimmy Covert explains. They're investing in a piece of functional art that has a clear connection to a long history of creative, hard-working artisans in an authentic Western community. That's why artists, buyers and enthusiasts have gathered every September in Cody for the past 24 years. And it's why an annual showcase of furniture, fashion and decorative items that has never been very profitable simply won't fade away. Continue Reading →

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Artists head to Grand Teton for open-air painting festival

Over 40 professional artists will spend two weeks in Grand Teton National Park as they participate in the fourth annual Plein Air for the Park fine art exhibition and sale.

Over 40 professional artists from across the United States will spend two weeks from July 6-19 capturing on canvas the exceptional beauty of Grand Teton National Park during the annual 'Plein Air for the Park' fine art exhibition and sale. This marks the fourth ‘Plein Air for the Park’ gathering and each year, the event is co-hosted by Grand Teton Association and the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters. All painting demonstrations and events are free and open to the public. Continue Reading →

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Fashion, furniture shows from Cody’s ‘art week’ face uncertain future

Liz Holmes, left, looks on as furniture designer John Gallis helps Hilary Heminway build a stool during a 2008 workshop as part of the Cody High Style show. Gallis coached a dozen students at his Norseman Designs West workshop on how to create a stool in the style of Western design pioneer Thomas Molesworth.

A long-running showcase for local and regional designers of Western furniture and fashion faces an uncertain future after organizers announced they are stepping away from the program, which they say is costly to produce and has not met expectations for attendance and revenue. The Cody Country Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that the organization would not produce the annual Cody High Style show for fall 2015. The group had organized the series of events since 2011 as part of Cody's annual Rendezvous Royale. Continue Reading →

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Program to highlight work of first official Grand Teton photographer

Harrison R. Crandall was the first official Grand Teton National Park photographer and served as a resident artist from the 1920s until the 1960s. Professor and author Kenneth A. Barrick will provide insight into Crandall’s art and tenure as park photographer during a public event on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. in the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center auditorium. Continue Reading →

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Artists create original works in Grand Teton to benefit art, education

Artists Don Dernovich participates in a "quick draw" art show and sale during the first Plein Air for the Park event in Grand Teton National Park. (NPS photo - click to enlarge)

The rugged and majestic beauty of Grand Teton National Park attracts thousands of professional and amateur photographers each year who work to capture that perfect image worthy of the park's natural splendor. But a different kind of creative set has been working in the park over the first half of July to capture creative and visionary images of Grand Teton, and they did it one brushstroke at a time. A group of fine artists working in the open air around Grand Teton National Park helped raise thousands of dollars for art and education programs in the park, as the first Plein Air for the Park fine art exhibition and sale wrapped up last week. Continue Reading →

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