A call to student photographers

Jackson Hole is home to some of the best nature photographers in the world, and some of them are teenagers.

Once again the Nature Conservancy will hold its “I Believe in Conservation” student photo contest this spring. Photographers from age 14 to 19 can enter an image in one of four categories — lands, waters, people in nature and wildlife — for a chance to win a cash prize and the opportunity to exhibit work around Wyoming. Entries are due by May 15. More information is at Nature.org/wystudentphoto.

Jackson Hole Writers go online

Jackson Hole Writers has decided to cancel the in-person Jackson Hole Writers Conference in June.

In its place the organization is working to create a series of online programs that include “educational programming, professional training and creative impetus.”

In a press release, Tim Sandlin, the executive director of Jackson Hole Writers, and Matt Daly, the assistant director, wrote “we know first-hand how important maintaining attention to our writing practice is, from inspiration to publication, in these challenging times.”

The online programs will include workshops led by Patricia Moeller, Deborah Turrell Atkinson, Mark Hummel, Juan Morales, Jonathan Fink and Daly, among others.

Crafting with Ally and Frances

Self-isolating is hard and, well, isolating. But it also provides the opportunity for would-be creatives to dig up that watercolor set, accordion, Sculpey clay or costume box that’s been collecting dust in the back of the closet and make some art.

Even if you don’t have any supplies at home the Art Association of Jackson Hole has assembled a variety of “Art 2 Go Kits” that include all the necessary tools for a given creative project. Adult kits include a charcoal sketching kit, watercolor pencils sketch kit and an “art from the heart” postcard watercolors kit; youth art kits include mask making, birdhouse painting and finger painting.

The association’s youth studio director, Frances Ritchie, and its manager, Ally Giorno, have posted a series of tutorials on how to use the youth art kits. They can be found at ArtAssociation.org.

National Theatre Live to your couch

The “National Theatre Live” series has brought some of the most exciting productions of British theater to the Center for the Arts this winter, including “Fleabag” and “Small Island.”

Luckily, the program was uniquely prepared for a shelter- at-home situation, because it was already broadcasting. With its new program “National Theatre at Home,” National Theatre Live will make available recordings of British theater productions for a week at a time via YouTube. More information is at NationalTheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home.

Online People’s Market opens

There has been much talk about keeping commodity food supply chains healthy and running on a national level, but how about on a local level?

Local nonprofit Slow Food in the Tetons has been busy finding a solution as spring approaches. This week it will launch the first online People’s Market. Food and goods from local producers will be available to order online from Monday at 5 p.m. to Wednesday at 5 p.m. Orders can be picked up from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Slow Food stand at Twigs Garden Center. More information is at TetonSlowFood.localfoodmarketplace.com.

Gabe Allen

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