Second Annual 17th Street Arts Festival – August 16-17, 2013
The new 17th Street Arts Festival website is now available . . and full of information about the upcoming Festival. Check out the Visual Artist information which is constantly updated as new artists are accepted in the Festival. Planning on the Performance Arts lineup is underway and will be available in early June.
More than 2,500 attended the first 17th Street Arts Festival in 2012
Thanks to you, our sponsors and our partner, the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority, the first 17th Street Arts Festival surpassed all expectations. The Festival, located at the new Dinneen Downtown Plaza, featured dozens of visual and performance artists, children’s activities, food and fun.
We couldn’t have done the Festival without the support of these fine sponsors:
For more information or questions about the 2013 17th Street Arts Festival August 16-17, call Arts Cheyenne at 307-222-4091.
Here’s a list of exhibitors and activities that took place at this year’s Festival:
Christi Beckmann – Collage/Fabric
Ms. Beckmann gathers her inspiration from rural mountain life, from urban cities, and from current events. Her work is on display in throughout the Rocky Mountains and in several overseas locations.
Sandy Bordson – Jewelry
Ms. Bordson specializes in custom-designed, hand-fabricated jewelry. She has worked with wire and beading since the early 1970’s and has studied under internationally renowned artist and metalsmith, Julie Jerman-Melka.
Peggy Campbell – Sculpture
Ms. Campbell has been sculpting for 16 years. She works in clay and casts in bronze using the lost wax process, specializing in wildlife sculptures.
Josh Eastman – Ceramics
Mr. Eastman is an elementary art teacher in Laramie County School District #1.
Paula Egan-Wright – Painting
Ms. Egan-Wright is a French teacher at East High School in Cheyenne. She has been involved in Haiti relief, producing poignant paintings and drawings of the people, places and destruction wrought by the Haitian earthquake.
Camellia El-Antably – Drawing
Ms. El-Antably is the Deputy Manager and Arts in Education Specialist for the Wyoming Arts Council. She is part owner of Clay Paper Scissors Gallery in Cheyenne.
Alexis Garrett – Fiber
Ms. Garrett has a refreshingly unique style with influences of her past and present. She was raised in Cheyenne, graduated from the University of Arizona, and is an elementary art teacher.
Mitch(Scott) Guthrie – Painting
Mr. Guthrie works with found or discarded materials in a variety of media, including sculpture with rock and wood. He has worked in Wyoming for almost 20 years.
Megan Hesser – Photography/Handmade Books
Ms. Hesser’s work centers on a eclectic mix of photography, stained glass, and hand bound books.
Maura Jacobson – Ceramics
Ms. Jacobson has been a studio potter for the past 10 years. Her work is hand thrown, hand painted, and reflects where she lives along with the things her three children say.
Dori Klopfer – Ceramics
Ms. Klopfer is an art teacher at McCormick Junior High School in Cheyenne. She has worked with clay, making functional objects for more than 20 years.
Steve Knox – Drawing
Mr. Knox is an elementary school teacher in Laramie County School District #1.
Terry Kreuzer – Ceramics/Painting
Ms. Kreuzer works in a variety of media, also including metal jewelry and woodworking. Her ceramic mask work utilizes the Raku firing process.
Eric Lee – Collage/Painting
Mr. Lee teaches art at Central High School in Cheyenne. He draws inspiration from driving Wyoming highways and from aerial views of the Wyoming landscapes.
Nancy McCalla – Jewelry
Ms. McCalla is a Wyoming native who discovered metal and stone working at Laramie County Community College. Her work is a direct reflection of Wyoming’s western heritage and natural beauty.
Rebecca McClive – Painting
Fort Collins, CO
Mike McIntosh – Painting
Mr. McIntosh is part owner of Clay Paper Scissors Gallery in Cheyenne.
Thomas Mulhern – Woodcarving
Mr. Mulhern has been carving wood for 35 years and concentrates on capturing the beauty of fresh and salt water fish. He has lived in Wyoming for more than 40 years.
Eric & Melissa Nelson – Jewelry
Jay Em, WY
Mr. and Ms. Nelson create custom wearable art using meals and gemstones. Their jewelry features hand engraving, chain maille, and silver/gold smithing.
Lynn Newman – Painting
Mr. Newman is the Art Coordinator for Laramie County School District #1.
Julie Nighswonger – Painting
Ms. Nighswonger draws her inspiration from her love of animals and the Wyoming scenery that surrounds her. She was raised in Minnesota before moving to Wyoming.
Connie Norman – Ceramics
Ms. Norman is an award-winning ceramic artist and teacher at Carey Junior High in Cheyenne. She is a graduate of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
Michele Ragaglia – Ceramics
Ms. Ragaglia is an art teacher at South High School in Cheyenne, WY. She specializes in ceramics, drawing and painting.
Don Reichert – Photography
Fort Collins, CO
Mr. Reichert has over 50 years of experience in photography. He is well-respected in the fine arts world for his ability to capture landscape, scenic, and wildlife views in unique ways.
Yvette Rosa – Painting
Ms. Rosa’s work reflects the wildlife and people of the American West. Before relocating to Colorado, she was a commercial graphic artist in Los Angeles, CA.
Dave Rowswell – Drawing/Painting
Mr. Rowswell focuses on alabaster sculptures and the human figure.
Georgia Rowswell – Mixed Media
Ms. Rowsell is a mixed media artist who focuses on the land, using aerial and close up viewpoints.
Marvie Tipsword – Painting
Ms. Tipsword is a Wyoming native and graduated from the University of Wyoming. Her watercolor work features geometric patterns to create movement and mystery.
Mark Vinich – Mixed Media
Mr. Vinich is an elementary art teacher in Cheyenne, WY. He is also part owner of Clay Paper Scissors Gallery in Cheyenne.
Deb Witte – Painting
Ms. Witte is well known for her bold, striking and vibrant artwork. She was born in New Orleans and moved to Wyoming in 1979 where she currently resides and has her studio.
David Shaul & Beth Wasson – Celtic Music
Mr. Shaul and Ms. Wasson play Celtic music from all six Celtic cultures, with Dave Shaul on Celtic harp and Beth Wasson on Flute. Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Cornish and Manx music will be presented.
Dave Niemann – Classical Music
Mr. Niemann is an experienced, talented and wonderful artist and has been playing piano and organ for over 45 years. He plays for numerous events each year in the Cheyenne area and has been playing organ for Holy Trinity Church for many years.
Keith (Boxcar) Blaney – Classical Guitar
Mr. Blaney got his start playing on the 844 UP Steam Train during Cheyenne Frontier Days. As a member of the Cheyenne Guitar Society, his repertoire has expanded to include guitar classics and blues.
Staff and Clef Woodwind Quintet – Classical Music
The Staff & Clef Woodwind Quintet formed over 30 years ago from members of the Staff & Clef Music Club. This group performs frequently at business and artistic gatherings in the city of Cheyenne.
En Avante Studio – Modern Dance
En Avante specializes in tap, pre-dance, point, modern, hip-hop, jazz, Irish step dance, and ballet. The studio has been a respected and successful business in Cheyenne, Wyoming, for many years and has instructed hundreds of students.
Todd & Grace Dereemer – Folk Music
Mr. Dereemer is an accomplished performer and singer/songwriter, having performed around the world. A fourth-generation Wyoming native, he has recorded three independent albums and is working on a fourth. He combines his western heritage and life experiences in his music.
Leslie Connaghan Dancers/Act Two Studios – Modern Dance
Act Two Studios is a successful, multi-disciplined performing arts academy that offers safe and comprehensive training in dance, yoga, and various performing arts techniques.
Peat Bog Mysteries – Celtic/Folk Music
Peat Bog Mysteries play original and traditional Celtic music and a varied mix of Folk music from different eras, artists and styles.
Steve Gilmore – Bluegrass/Folk Music
Mr. Gilmore features a solid guitar technique combined with soaring vocals. He also plays with the Nebraska-based band Turtle Creek.
Banjaxed – Classic Rock Music
Banjaxed covers classic rock-and-roll songs from the 50’s to the present. The band considers their music part art and part good, clean fun.
Jazztet – Jazz Music
Jazztet is a six-piece ensemble playing a variety of jazz styles, including standard jazz, Latin, swing and contemporary.
Isis of Cheyenne – Middle Eastern Dance
Isis is a Middle Eastern dance troupe of seven people. The group’s dance style ranges from American Cabaret to World Fusion.
Bao Bao Cultural Dance Group – Singing/Drum Music
Bao Bao Cultural Dance Group is a 7-piece ensemble featuring west African traditional dance, songs and storytelling.
Capital City Brass – Classical/Popular Music
Capital City Brass formed several years and is headed by Ron Swim. The group of 22 professional musicians provide fine brass productions for small and large audiences throughout the region.
Cheyenne Little Theatre – Theatre
Formed in 1930, the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players is a nonprofit, community theatre group whose mission is to bring high quality, community-based theatrical entertainment and education to people of all ages in Wyoming, Northern Colorado, and Nebraska.
Southeast Wyoming Pipe and Drum Band – Celtic Music
The Band was organized in 2004, when four bagpipe enthusiasts and members of the Scottish Society of Southeastern Wyoming got together to plan a pipe band in Cheyenne. The group features the Highland bagpipe, the tartan, and traditional Scottish/ Irish music.
Sidewalk Chalk Drawings (Mark Vinich)
Painted Flower Pots (Connie Norman)
Watercolor Resist Drawings (Lynn Newman)
Ribbon Rings (Sallie Means)
Collage Xmas Ornament (Eric Lee)
Hip Hop Glam Hats (Sallie Means)
Paper Making (Georgia Rowswell)