Center for the Arts
Opening Program and Reception
June 1 at 7:00 pm
GROUNDED, a strategic and timely art exhibition organized by ArtSpirit, the arts initiative of Episcopal Church in Wyoming, and CARAVAN, a global arts non-profit, will be showcased in Jackson, Wyoming at The Center for the Arts from June 1 – July 23, 2023 as part of its multi-year international tour, with a special opening program and reception on June 1 at 7:00 pm with special speakers (including participating artists), an Indigenous drum circle, and the cedaring of the artwork to which all are invited. GROUNDED, which brings together 15 premier and emerging contemporary artists from Indigenous American tribes traditionally based in and around the Great Plains, is an artistic exploration that seeks to inspire our imaginations about our need to be "grounded" in our relationship with all of creation: the earth and its wildlife, each other and ourselves.
The 2nd JOHN ROBERTS FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 3, 2023 from
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
PLAN TO ATTEND the 2nd John Roberts Festival! Special guest speakers include John Washakie, the great-grandson of Chief Washakie. Also, at the festival we will be premiering the global tour of "WHITE ROBE," a powerful new contemporary art exhibition on the life and work of the Rev. Dr. John Roberts by celebrated Irish artist Brian Whelan, who will be speaking.
Additionally, we will be blessing the newly restored Mission Chapel, the oldest church building in Wyoming. The festival will include a lunch of Native American fare, and sacred Native music.
ALL ARE INVITED!
“The Art of Home” – A Jackson Film Premiere
Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 pm
Join us for the Jackson film premiere screening of the Emmy-nominated PBS film “The Art of Home: A Wind River Story,” which focuses on two indigenous contemporary artists from the Wind River Reservation reflecting artistically on their tribal homelands on the role of art in reconciliation, and on what it means to be a “native artist.”
Special guests at the film screening include featured Native artists from the Wind River Reservation, Sarah Ortegon and Rose SunRhodes, who will provide a “behind the scenes” perspective, including historical context on the arts and crafts of their communities, passed down through the ages.
An Evening with JOY HARJO U.S. Poet Laureate (2019-2022)
Friday, June 16, 2023 at 7:00pm
Join us for a magical evening of poetry, music, and reflection with Joy Harjo, the celebrated American poet, musician, playwright, author, and the 23rd United States Poet Laureate. A member of the Muscogee Nation, she is the first Native American to hold that honor. Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer, having authored nine books of poetry, several plays and children’s books, and two memoirs. Harjo performs with her saxophone nationally and internationally.
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Adults: $10.00 and Students: $5.00
Bishop's Visitation Schedule
See the calendar below to follow our bishop's travels across the Wyoming frontier.