Lovely local food supports market

It’s winter in the valley and photosynthesis has all but ceased outside of the chlorophyllic bark of aspen trees on sunny days and the tropical microclimate inside the Vertical Harvest greenhouse.

But even though Jackson’s ephemeral growing season is far behind us (and seemingly far away), that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy local food.

From 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Ringholz Studio the summer Farmers Market on Town Square will hold a fundraising dinner, “For the Love of Local Food.” The five-course meal has been planned by Nick Phillips of Sweet Cheeks Meats and includes ingredients from Haderlie Farms and Sweet Cheeks Farms.

The first four courses will include a gourmet wine pairing and a cocktail hour with information about the market’s 2020 season.

Tickets cost $150. More information can be found at

Members Show is for all

Although the name “Members Show” might evoke an image of a stuffy gallery filled with tux-wearing cocktail- sipping elite, the Art Association of Jackson Hole’s annual Members Show is just the opposite. Every year the organization invites its more than 1,000 members to contribute their own artwork to the exhibition.

The opening reception for the exhibition is free and open to the public from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. It will feature landscape oils, creative collage, sculpture, photography and many more disciplines in a true celebration of the diversity of creative skills in the valley.

Diehl spreads the love

Sometimes, after a long day of powder shots, all you need is some contemplative time to let the mind wander. On Valentine’s Day why not apres with art and Champagne?

Diehl Gallery is altering its Friday evening Apres Ski and Art event to include chocolates and Champagne for art lovers (among others).

Art available for perusal includes Diehl’s new show, “The Northerners: An Exhibition of Canadian Artists,” which will have an opening reception on Feb. 20 (check out the Feb. 19 Scene for a preview). The event is free and open to the public. More info at

Council seeks Layser-focused writers

Are you the aspiring author of a young adult series set in frontier-era northwest Wyoming? Do you have an idea for a docu-series about pollinators of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem?

Wyoming Arts Council is looking for motivated and talented creatives for its 2020 Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and Journalism Fellowship. Those awarded the fellowship will most likely be fully established or mid-career creative, and they will be expected to create a publishable work that tackles an issue of serious inquiry in the Greater Yellowstone Area.

Deadline to apply is March 11. Learn more at

Grab a saddle, Rock the Ride

St. John’s Health Foundation’s fifth annual Rock the Ride fundraiser may still be almost a month away, but butts are already filling (bicycle) seats with the goal of topping last year’s fundraiser.

The 2019 event raised $100,000, foundation President John Goettler said. The money benefits the Stroke and Cardiac Care Fund, which helps uninsured or underinsured patients.

This year’s Rock the Ride will be at Teton Science Schools and includes a morning of riding stationary bikes, drinking coffee and celebrating a good cause. Prizes will be awarded to teams (of up to four people) that end with the most mileage, highest fundraising total, most spirit, best costumes ... and the list goes on. The event is on March 8 from 9 a.m. to 1p.m.

Information at

— Gabe Allen

Contact Gabe Allen at 732-7062 or

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