All posts by Kelsey Dayton

  • Dancers’ Workshop’s rehearsal of ‘A Fragmented Fairy Tale’ features dancers in regalia rented from the Eugene Ballet. Photo: Zac Rosser
    CULTURE MATTERS: Dancers’ stage fractured fairy tales

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Most are familiar with the story of the “Princess and the Pea”: prince tries to find a bride by testing whether his suitors are real princesses by placing a pea beneath multiple mattresses,...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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  • White-tailed Sea Eagle by Staffan-Widstrand Photo: WILD WONDERS OF EUROPE
    HIGH ART: Mix’d Media gets Euro

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – When people think of Europe, they usually think old buildings and museums, not wildlife. The National Museum of Wildlife Art’s current exhibit, “Wild Wonders of Europe,” aims to change that perception and people...

    • Posted December 10, 2013
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    HIGH ART: Return of Red Horses

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – In 2007, artist September Vhay was in Seattle when she saw a sculpture of a horse by Deborah Butterfield. Vhay started drawing the sculpture. That loose drawing would lead to a series of...

    • Posted December 10, 2013
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  • Belbruno creates expressionist pieces inspired by the cosmos
    HIGH ART: Belbruno brings cosmos to canvas

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – When artist Edward Belbruno looks at trees, he sees them as red. Rocks are phosphorescent green. “That’s how I see the world,” he said. And that is how he paints the world. Belbruno...

    • Posted November 26, 2013
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  • Cheryl Strayed (JONI KABANA)
    CULTURE MATTERS: Strayed, found: ‘Wild’ author explores fear, beauty, growth

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – In 1995, grieving the death of her mother, her marriage collapsing, Cheryl Strayed decided on a whim, without training or backpacking experience, to hike the 2,663-mile-long Pacific Crest Trail. She chronicled her journey...

    • Posted October 22, 2013
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    HIGH ART: Art Association celebrates 50 years with gala, after-party

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – It was the winter of “elk and crackers,” or so local legend says. Each winter people gathered in Georgie Morgan’s kitchen, creating art and making crafts to sell. Sometime in the 1950s, during a...

    • Posted October 1, 2013
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    Silver screen untamed: Film, conservation and community coalesce at JH Wildlife Film Fest

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival brings some of the world’s top filmmakers to Jackson for a week of workshops, speakers and films. Since it began in 1991, the biennial Jackson Hole Wildlife Film...

    • Posted September 17, 2013
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  • Public art installation by Bronwyn Minton. A large Cairn on display at the Center for the Arts.
    HIGH ART: Caring about cairns

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – They are meant to lead the way, to guide and memorialize. In the mountains few things are as welcome as a well-defined cairn when you think you’ve lost your way. Jackson artist Bronwyn Minton...

    • Posted September 10, 2013
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  • Sunburst, 36 x 48, by Christopher Owen Nelson.
    HIGH ART II: Seek your fiery Fortune at Horizon

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – You will see a lot of paintings at this year’s Fall Arts Festival. Undoubtedly a few of the more memorable ones will be found at Christopher Owen Nelson’s exhibition “The Fortune Teller” at...

    • Posted September 3, 2013
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  • William Thompson’s aerial images of Mt. Everest are the only complete collection of aerial imagery of the mountain. (William Thompson)
    HIGH ART: A fresh take on Fall Arts

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – It’s unlikely you will hit every Fall Arts Festival event or gallery show on the schedule for the next two weeks. While you should check out as many as you can, JH Weekly...

    • Posted September 3, 2013
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