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In Western culture, dance is often seen as something to watch, to enjoy as aesthetically beautiful. It is less frequent that dance is seen as primarily a way for members of a community to express a story and communicate with one another.

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Jackson Hole Public Art is calling for proposals to fill the ArtSpot, a former gas station sign that’s now a public art locale on West Broadway.

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The second week of Fall Arts Festival is underway. Here’s a sampling of events to come. For complete coverage, visit FallArtsJH.com.

Today

Native Jackson Hole, all day. Artist Richard Lloyd Biddinger paints in the gallery. Free. Facebook.com/nativejacksonhole.

Jackson Hole Jewelry, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday. Diamond trunk show on the east and west coasts. Free; some events invitation-only. JacksonHoleJewelry.com.

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Every September the Fall Arts Festival welcomes thousands of artists, collectors and art aficionados to town. In its 34th year the festival offers 10 days of events and happenings around town — from artist-studded gallery openings to boozy art brunches.

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Songs from Spotify’s “Have a Great Day!” playlist filled Christian Weidner’s studio. The songlist is compiled of feel-good classics — from Daryl Hall and John Oates’ “You Make My Dreams” to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” — the type of music meant for shamelessly blasting on a long car ride.

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The scenery in the Wind River Mountains was so stunning that Kathryn Mapes Turner didn’t even finish her coffee before she began to sketch. Turner went backpacking into the Cirque of the Towers this summer looking for an escape from daily life as well as adventure and inspiration, which she …

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Mike Piggott is admittedly not technologically savvy. He struggles to remember if he used an iPad or an iPod — and what’s the difference — when he talks about the first time he created a digital drawing.

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For 31 years the Photography at the Summit workshop has brought together critically acclaimed photographers and industry leaders to share their passion for photography with those who wish to learn.

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There are many ways of tapping into creativity. Most artists, whether they are photographers, painters or writers, will tell you the best way is to escape from the studio or desk and become immersed in the world around you.

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Changing demographics and a steady uptick in online sales prompted Turpin Gallery owner Ronnie Turpin to close his storefront in May and move his art business exclusively online.

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All summer Diehl Gallery has focused on animals in art. This week the contemporary gallery is welcoming two — well, really three — wildlife artists who depict animals in environments unconventional to Jackson: in cityscapes.

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‘Elemental’ is at Turner

Local painter Pamela Gibson is celebrating the opening of her newest show “Elemental” from 5 to 7 Thursday at Turner Fine Art. “Elemental” is based on the four elements: earth, wind, fire and water, along with Gibson’s conception of a fifth element, the spirit.

Gibson is an encaustic painter, a Greek word that means to burn.

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The Art Association of Jackson Hole’s August edition of its annual summer fairs won’t be just a repeat of the July art-a-palooza in Miller Park.

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Riot Act Inc. will hold auditions for “The Normal Heart,” the acclaimed 1985 play written by Larry Kramer, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday and Aug. 6 at Dancers’ Workshop Studio 2, in the Center for the Arts.

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Riot Act Inc. will hold auditions for “The Normal Heart,” the acclaimed 1985 play written by Larry Kramer, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today and Monday at Dancers’ Workshop Studio 2, in the Center for the Arts.

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Today: Painting demo

French-born artist Isabelle Dupuy will give a painting demonstration from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Horizon Fine Art Gallery.

Dupuy grew up in the countryside of Provence, France, where she took inspiration from impressionist Claude Monet and and post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh.

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Audition for ‘Normal Heart’

Riot Act Inc. will begin holding auditions next week for its fall production of “The Normal Heart,” by Larry Kramer.

“The Normal Heart” is a largely autobiographical play about the rise of HIV/AIDS in New York City in the 1980s. The play tells the story of Ned Weeks, a gay founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group, who prefers large confrontations, as opposed to the quieter tactics taken by his colleagues.

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Jim Herrington has always had a deep fascination with the past.