Carlos Núñez

Tuesday March 28
7:00pm
Powell High School Auditorium

Tickets: $20 Individual $10 Students/Children
Available at:
Powell and Cody Chambers of Commerce and Meeteetse Visitors Center
on line: click the Ticket tab above
or at the door

Celtic Music with a Latin Passion

Few pop stars pack the energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring, and charisma into their concerts and recordings as Galician multi-instrumentalist Carlos Núñez does. He is the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia, Spain’s northwest, Atlantic Ocean-abutting region rich in vibrant, uniquely expressive Celtic traditional music.

Carlos’s instrumental arsenal also includes the ocarina, assorted whistles, Scottish highland pipes, uilleann (Irish) pipes, bombarde (a kind of Breton oboe), biniou koz (Breton bagpipes), and pastoral pipes (18th-century precursor of the uilleann pipes). This impressive panoply of instruments provides Carlos and his audiences with a variety of textures matched to that of his repertoire.

Carlos has expanded the borders of Celtic music to include Flamenco, Fado, Cuban, Mexican, Brazilian and Classical music, Movie Soundtracks, Contemporary Dance… As he describes it, he plays Celtic music with Latin passion.

Made possible through generous grants from WESTAF and the Wyoming Arts Council,through funding from the NEA and the Wyoming State Legislature.

 

 

Missoula Children’s Theatre

“Aladdin” 

Auditions:  January 23, 2017  3:45-5:45pm  Cody Middle School Commons 

Performances:  Saturday January 28, 2017  3:00pm and 5:30pm  Wynona Thompson Auditorium

Tickets available at the door:  $5 Individual and $18 Family  

 

 “Peter & Wendy” 

Auditions:  February 20, 2017  3:30-5:30pm  Powell High School Auditorium

Performances:  Saturday February 25, 2017  4:00pm and 6:00pm Powell High School Auditorium

Tickets available at the door:  $5 Individual and $18 Family

The Bills

 

Tuesday January 17, 2017                                                                                                                    7:00pm                                                                                                                                                         Meeteetse School Gym,                                                                                                                          2107 Idaho Street in Meeteetse
Tickets: $15 Individual $40 Family (of 3 or more)
available at the door                                                                                                                                    or in advance at the Cody & Powell Chambers of Commerce,                                                                the Meeteetse Visitors Center,                                                                                                                    or on our ticket link

The Bills are a quintet with two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards under their belts. They are renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization.

 

With an infectious energy level, clever tunes, fine musicianship, and tight three-part harmonies, the music on Yes Please epitomizes modern roots music” – audiophile.com

The Holiday Home Tour

 

Park County Arts Council

presents its’ annual fundraiser:  The Holiday Home Tour

Sunday December 10th 1:00-4:00pm                                                                                                   Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door

Available at the Cody or Powell Chambers of Commerce, Legends Bookstore, TheThistle, and The Meeteetse Visitors Center
or at the door of any of the homes on the day of the tour.

Maps will be available in an insert to the December 6th issue of the Cody Enterprise, Powell Tribune, and Heart Mountain Rustler

Tickets will be collected at the last house you attend after completing the tour to enter a drawing qualifying for a chance to win $150 Cody Bucks.

For information please call 899-6693

“Dracula” A Legend in Motion

The Park County Arts Council is pleased to sponsor the University of Wyoming Department of Theater and Dance performance

“Dracula:  the Legend in Motion”

Friday November 4, 2016

7:00 PM

Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium in Powell

There is no admission charge

Donations are Welcome!

The show features choreography by Jennifer Deckert, UW associate professor of dance, and music composed and performed by Sean Stone, UW assistant lecturer of musical theater.

The production portrays the wonder, desire and terror of the original novel in a story of passion and courage that takes audience members from the mystery-shrouded depths of Transylvania to the stylishly steampunked streets of London.

The story begins with the tearful farewell of young lovers Jonathan Harker and Mina as Harker journeys to the mysterious land of Transylvania. As Harker struggles against superstitious villagers and the evil intentions of his host, the madness of Renfield is explored, alongside the stoic Dr. Seward. Soon, Dracula arrives in London and puts Mina’s friend Lucy under his thrall.

Lucy soon descends into darkness, Harker returns, and Professor Van Helsing arrives to provide much needed aid. As tragedy strikes the group, Renfield finally succumbs to Dracula’s charm and menace. A changed Lucy terrorizes London and, under Van Helsing’s guidance, the mourners become hunters. Mina, left behind, is seduced by Dracula — the discovery of which ignites a desperate hunt that can only end in battle with the most fearsome of ancient evils.

Set to an exciting, contemporary score, and featuring atmospheric lighting, sets and sound, and edgy costumes, “Dracula: The Legend in Motion” invites audiences to leave the rational world behind and become immersed in this dark fantasy.

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Shakespeare in the Schools

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Monday October 17  Meeteetse School– 1:00pm
Tuesday October 18  Powell High School Auditorium– 8:30am
Wednesday October 19  Cody High School, Wynona Thompson Auditorium – 9:55am

 

All are welcome, please leave time to sign in as a visitor in the office at the school.

Park County Arts Council sponsors annual residencies by Shakespeare in the Schools for all three of our county school districts.  Shakespeare in the Schools is a high school age-appropriate educational program providing an eight-member professional company that performs a 75-minute production of a complete Shakespearean play complete with ornate costumes and scenery along with a Q&A session between the actors and students and a full complement of workshops following the performance.

We are proud to provide this educational component in our season.  It provides a very important element that brings a live performance of Shakespeare for our high school students.  Teaching Shakespeare is most effective with the poetry of his language presented live.  The company provides teaching guides in advance of the performance to assist English teachers.

We pay for these residencies in part through grants from the Wyoming Arts Council whose funding comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.  The other portion comes from people just like you, who make donations to the Park County Arts Council.  Thank you so very much for supporting important educational programs mile Shakespeare in the Schools.

Northwest Wyoming Film Series

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017
WHAT: Fall Film Series begins
FOR RELEASE: immediately
CONTACT: Peter Hassrick, peterh@centerofthewest.org or 578-4017
The Northwest Wyoming Film Series, a community effort to bring exceptional movies to the Big Horn Basin, will resume this fall in a split season.

Dear NWFS Members,
We bring the Fall 2017 season to an official close with the showing on TUESDAY, OCT. 31 of “THE RED TURTLE,” an animated fantasy drama that is a Dutch/Japanese/French collaboration. It’s been described as a deceptively simple story of a man who becomes shipwrecked on a deserted island where he encounters a giant female red turtle. Reviewers are uniformly lavish in their praise of this unusual film that can appeal to audiences of all ages on many levels.

From rogerebert.com: “The Red Turtle” is one of those rare animated movies that transports you to a different setting without demanding that you focus on narrative or character development. Instead, viewers are encouraged to fall in love with an environment, specifically a small tropical island on which a nondescript, mute castaway inexplicably finds himself shipwrecked. This focus on setting over narrative is crucial since “The Red Turtle” follows the normalization of one man’s romance with nature.” (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-red-turtle-2017)

From The Detroit News: ““The Red Turtle” exists in a realm outside of buzzing phones and text message alerts. It is a quiet, contemplative, poetic study of the patterns of life, told in a dreamlike style by director Michael Dudok de Wit. Some films are a speeding train. This one is a hammock on a Saturday afternoon.” (http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/movies/2017/02/23/movie-review-red-turtle/98336200/)

For a more nuanced review, see A.O. Scott in the NY Times: ““The Red Turtle” practices a minor, gentle magic. It wants you to smile and say, “Ahh,” rather than gasp and say, “Wow.” But somehow the understatement can feel a bit overdone, as if the film were hovering over you, awaiting an expression of admiration. And it is hard not to admire the earnest artistry on display, even though it may also be hard to be as moved or enraptured as you suspect you should.” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/19/movies/the-red-turtle-review.html?referrer=google_kp)

Finally, from the Washington Post: “A study in silence, solitude and stark beauty, “The Red Turtle” is a return to first principles, offering respite from an all-too-cluttered and cacophonous world.” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/the-red-turtle-from-studio-ghibli-is-a-lyrical-escape-into-silence-and-solitude/2017/01/26/fdd4ff70-e193-11e6-a453-19ec4b3d09ba_story.html?tid=kp_google&utm_term=.fef15a58af2e)

This is a short film, only 80 minutes long, with no dialogue and, although it’s readily available now on several platforms, it’s best appreciated on a big screen. Here is the trailer of this PG rated film, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw7BggqBpTk.
Thank you for your patronage these past 6 weeks; we hope there were some selections that you found entertaining, as well as some that you will continue to reflect on and debate. We will keep you posted when there are opportunities in our area for exceptional viewing.
Warmly,
Harriet Bloom-Wilson
On behalf of the NWFS Board

Those on Facebook can “like” the NWFS page for more information.

NWFS formed in January 2012, organized its first season that winter/spring in collaboration with Tony Beaverson of Big Horn Cinemas and last year became an affiliate of the Park County Arts Council. The NWFS board members are Richard Wilson and Harriet Bloom-Wilson, Jan and Lee Hermann, Anne Young and Jim Nielson, and Peter and Buzzy Hassrick.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

Some photos from last nights performance of “The Comedy of Error” in Powell.  A delightful show!!!

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

hernOur 2016-17 Season opens with performances by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.

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The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare starts at 6:30pm on Monday July 18th at Washington Park in Powell.

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William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” will follow on Tuesday July 19th at 6:30pm at Canal Park in Cody.

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The performances are FREE and open to everyone !!!!

Just bring a blanket, lawn chairs, picnic and beverages and enjoy the summer evening.  If the weather is threatening in the mid afternoon, The Comedy of Errors performance will be moved indoors to the Powell Commons, 134 N Bent in Powell and Richard III to the Cody Auditorium, 1214 Beck Avenue.

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Holiday Home Tour

home tour poster 2015 copyPark County Arts Council

presents its’ annual fundraiser:

The Holiday Home Tour

Sunday December 13th 1:00-4:00pm

Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door

Available at the Cody or Powell Chambers of Commerce, Legends Bookstore, TheThistle, and The Meeteetse Visitors Center.
or at the door of any of the homes on the day of the tour.

Maps will be available in an insert to the December 8th issue of the Cody Enterprise and Powell Tribune.

Tickets will be collected at the last house you attend after completing the tour to enter a drawing qualifying for a chance to win $150 Cody Bucks.

For information please call 899-6693