Sage Living building "topping off"

Workers place the final girder on the future Sage Living nursing facility building in June.

Cooking lessons for kids

Ian McGregor wants to teach your kids how to cook.

The former president of Slow Food in the Tetons will host an eight-week session to teach young chefs new kitchen techniques and recipes — all over Zoom.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own ingredients, having access to basic kitchen tools, including a stove and oven, and having the ability to log into the online course on a computer or smartphone. McGregor will handle the rest.

Classes begin the first week of February and run through mid-March. They are capped at 15 students to maximize individualized attention and to create a more productive learning environment.

Students will be split by age — third and fourth graders on Tuesday afternoons, and fifth through eighth graders on Wednesdays.

The class costs $200 per student, though tuition for siblings who fall in the same age category costs $100. Registration closes on Jan. 20.

For information on need-based scholarships or to register for the course, email Slow Food in the Tetons Communications and Outreach Manager Mari Allan Hanna at mariallan@tetonslowfood.org or call 699-9025.

Sage Living art selected

The St. John’s Health Foundation, with help from Jackson Hole Public Art, has selected art for the nearly complete Sage Living residential senior care facility.

More than 200 local and regional artists responded to the call to artists, Carrie Geraci, director of Public Art, said in a press release, with 24 artists picked to contribute work for a permanent collection. Works range in size and style, from pencil drawings to a large-scale commission, by artists from throughout the Teton region.

Selected artists are Pam Baker, Emily Boespflug, Borbay, Rozmaring Czaban, Tuck Fauntleroy, Wendell Field, E. Lynette Fransen, Lanny Grant, Jennifer L. Hoffman, Todd Kosharek, Rachel Kunkle Hartz, Kate McCabe, Brian McGeogh, Bronwyn Minton, Will Munford, Mike Piggott, LeeAnn Ramey, Miga Rossetti, Tobias E. Sauer, Jonathan Selkowitz, Jocelyn Slack, Kay Stratman, September Vhay and Kathy Wipfler.

Heroes take the ArtSpot

A new ArtSpot installation went up on Broadway last week featuring portraits of heroes from the Jackson Hole community.

Nominated and drawn by Jackson Hole High School art students, the 18 subjects also were asked “What do you love about your community?” Their responses will be shared on Jackson Hole Public Art’s website, JHPublicArt.org.

Subjects include front-line workers nurse Jasmine Maldonado-Alcantar and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Riddell; nonprofit leaders Community Entry Services’ Carolyn Worth and Habitat for Humanity’s Nick Staron; teachers Ryan Allen and Colleen Maestas; as well as students’ family members, inspiring coaches, volunteers and elected officials.

Student artist Jacob Johnson recognized Wiley Olsen, a Jackson Hole student who was lost to an accident this fall. Student artist Areli Roldan captured Florin Piru, a familiar face for many in his role in customer service at Smith’s. He answered the question “What do you love about your community?” with: “The kindness within each person and the willingness to come together and help others.”

Jackson Hole High School art teacher Shannon Borrego facilitated the project with support from JH Public Art to bring a message of gratitude for the many ways members of our community have had an impact during the past year.

Everyone is a suspect

Whodunnit? That’s for the Art Association to know and for you to find out.

Actually, not even everyone at the Art Association knows which regional artists painted what 6-by-6-inch canvases that will go up for sale in a virtual opening on Feb. 25. All works will be unsigned, unlabeled and sold at one price in this favorite art event and Art Association fundraiser. Bidders can take a guess — is that a September Vhay? An Amy Ringholz? A Todd Kosharek? Or is that a genuine, for-real, extremely rare Richard Anderson? — and stake a claim in hopes of bringing home a tiny possible masterpiece.

“From youth entries to professional artists, we encourage all art lovers to participate in this anonymous art event,” the Art Association said in a press release calling for entries.

Pick up a 6-by-6 at the Art Association gallery — one per person, and available on a first-come, first-served basis — turn it into something amazing and then bring it back (complete and dry) to the Art Association by Feb. 1.

Work will be available for viewing online and in person in the Art Association and Center for the Arts galleries starting Feb. 18. A virtual opening will be held 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 25 to kick off bidding, which will run through 6 p.m. March 4, when winners will be notified and can take home their art work.

Write to kelli@artassociation.org for information.

Wanted: Art for Auction

There’s a new art auction coming to town, and it’s putting out one last call for high-quality consignments for February sale.

The Jackson Hole Art Auction presents the inaugural Wyoming Art Auction, scheduled for Feb. 20 in Jackson. The online sale will offer Western, wildlife, sporting and landscape works at a wide range of price-points, from smaller works by established Western masters to larger decorative pieces.

Landscapes include work by Conrad Schwiering (“Snake River Overlook”), Clyde Aspevig, Matt Smith and Curt Walters. Sporting and wildlife highlights include wildlife master Bob Kuhn’s “Watch the Buck Runways” and works by Luke Frazier, Jim Morgan, Ralph Oberg and Tucker Smith. Classic and contemporary Western works will feature prominently, with canvases by Tom Browning, Bruce Greene and Wayne Baize as well as several bronzes.

Budding will be online and absentee. Works will be online for digital preview one month ahead of the sale at WyomingArtAuction.com, with in-person preview available at 130 E. Broadway.

For information or to propose work for consignment, call 866-549-9278, email info@wyomingartauction.com or visit the website.

Musher movie celebrates Stage Stop

Join the mushers of the 2020 Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race with the new 26-minute film “Iconic — A Pedigree Stage Stop Story.”

Released Christmas Day, the film by Angelos Media, of Park City, Utah, dives immediately into the action of the 25th annual race around the Wind River Range, from the ceremonial leg through East Jackson to the remote Greys River leg.

Viewers will learn about the sport, the athletes, the dogs and the wild Wyoming and Idaho terrain the race runs through — some 230 miles over nine days.

The 26th annual Pedigree Stage Stop is set to run starting Jan. 30. The film is available for prepurchase at Vimeo.com/ondemand/iconicrace for $14.99.

Foundation grants awarded

The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole announced 43 recipients of its 2021 Competitive Grant cycle, which between them shared $563,000 in funds. Here are a few of the projects being funded:

• Jackson Hole Community Radio will receive support to continue to provide news and to work toward affiliation with Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Its grant will also fund expansion of its cultural coverage and additional programming in Spanish.

• The Nature Conservancy’s Wyoming Program plans to restore 14 acres of burned sagebrush habitat behind the National Museum of Wildlife Art, using input from local organizations to help populate the hillside with a diversity of native plants that will be resilient to wildfire. It also will plant 2 acres of native vegetation along the museum’s Sculpture Trail, developing a botanical tour with interpretive signage and audio.

Museum Fire

A helicopter carries water from a pond to drop on the fire August 4, 2019, at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. The Nature Conservancy’s Wyoming Program requested funding to restore 14 acres of burned sagebrush habitat.

• Jackson Community Recycling will create a program to offset the costs of disposing of bear spray, propane and isobutene camping fuel canisters to keep these items out of the trash stream. and also develop an educational campaign about disposal options.

• Wyoming Stargazing will make its videos, programs and website accessible in Spanish, in collaborating with One22 and VoicesJH, to entice Latino residents into astronomy.

• Habitat for Humanity received assistance to create 24 raised community garden plots in the Grove living area, along with a tool shed, grass play area, trees and shrubs, benches and additional bike racks.

Other nonprofit recipients include the Center for the Arts and six of its residents, Astoria Park Conservancy, Teton Raptor Center, City Kids Wilderness Project, Slow Food of the Tetons, Community Entry Services, the Senior Center of Jackson Hole and Teton Adaptive Sports. Go to CFJacksonHole.org to find the complete list and for instructions on how to apply for the 2022 cycle.

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