More Arts, Sept. 4

Diamond Rio will play the Cowboy Oct. 24. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday.

The Cowboy announces …

Diamond Rio.

The band first blasted its way onto the country scene in 1991 with “Meet in the Middle,” which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart that same year. The band followed up with four more No. 1 singles, the last of which was released in 2003. They also went on to pick up four awards from the Country Music Association, 13 Grammy Award nominations, and one win for their 2010 album, “The Reason.”

Long story short: They’re a big deal, and they’re set to play at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Tickets cost $40 for general admission, $100 for the Cowboy VIP Lounge and $125 for Cowboy VIP Premier.They can be purchased starting at noon Friday.

Visit for information.

A busy Center for the Arts

For the Center for the Arts it’s shaping up to be a big week, and a big Friday in particular.

There are three events happening that night that you won’t want to miss: the opening reception for Fall Arts Festival featured sculptor John Simms’ “Angled Ellipse,” the closing reception for the “All That’s Left Behind” exhibit and an after-party celebrating the closing at Hand Fire Pizza.

Simms installed his sculpture on the northeast corner of the Center’s property in early August. Though it’s not his usual geometric bison sculptures, it’s consistent with a lot of his other work that’s powered by wind, including a piece installed at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Simms will be in the gallery from 6 to 7 p.m., when a toast of his work will take place.

Mia Dungeon and Aaron Taylor Kuffner, two of the artists behind “All That’s Left Behind,” will also attend a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, celebrating the closing of Dungeon’s gallery exhibit and Kuffner’s “Gamelatron Gandaberunda” installation, which provided the backdrop for a wellness series from Medicine Wheel Wellness. Dungeon’s skull-studded guardians and the artist Shrine’s “Expansion Towers” will remain in the Center’s courtyard until November.

If that’s not enough love for the Center for you, drop by Hand Fire between 10 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday for a dance music-infused after-party. Tunes will be provided by Barisone, DJ Crayon, Oh! Nassi and Jefe.

Tickets cost $15 and can be found at

Visit and search “Angled Ellipse,” “All That’s Left Behind” or “After:Party” to find information about each of the events.

A creative pop-up

Much like it pulls in artists to take over its Instagram handle, Wildly Creative Jackson Hole is going to take over two corners of Town Square Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to showcase local talent.

Katie Cooney and Sam Dowd will occupy the booths from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Tamara King and Borbay will from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Jenny Dowd and Tenley Thompson will take up the mantle from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, during the Palates and Palettes Gallery Walk.

For information visit and search “Wildly Creative Town Square.”

— Billy Arnold


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