Not a whole lot of news for this week, but here are the highlights:
- Key Ingredients: America by Food, the Smithsonian’s collaborative traveling exhibit with the Federation of State Humanities Councils will tour Georgia over the next several months. Follow this link for the story and schedule/
- The Oklahoma Folklife Festival is happening this Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21, at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.
- Georgia Wier has returned from Washington, DC, where she presented African storyteller Opalanga Pugh and drummer Askia Toure of Denver, Colorado, at the Folklife Concerts series at the Library of Congress. Craig Miller of the Utah Arts Council traveled to DC with the Beehive Band as part of the same series earlier this spring. Thanks to all for representing folklife in the West!
- As most of you already know, our good friend Marirose Morris, who worked very hard to reestablish a state folk & traditional arts program based in Cheyenne, has announced her race for House District 9 Representative for the State of Wyoming!! We are all cheering for you Marirose! You will be an incredible asset to the Wyoming legislature.
There you have it. – Ross