WOMEN IN WYOMING: PORTRAITS & INTERVIEWS OF WOMEN WHO SHAPE THE WEST
Throughout Wyoming’s history, its women have been brave, strong, and impactful. The mission of Women in Wyoming is to tell the inspiring stories of contemporary Wyoming women through art and media, celebrating their achievements, power, and learned wisdom.
CHPT I: Breaking Boundaries
Chapter I: Breaking Boundaries highlights some of Wyoming’s modern pioneers, including Wyoming’s first female Supreme Court Justice, Marilyn Kite, and Wyoming’s first Native American State Senator, Affie Ellis. Additionally, women who have overcome great personal odds and obstacles are also featured, like the artist, author and abstract expressionist painter, Neltje.
CHPT II: Filling the Void
Chapter II: Filling the Void features women who address a need or opportunity within themselves, their community or out in the world, like Wyoming entrepreneur, Megan Grassell and Eastern Shoshone linguist and cultural preservationist, Lynette St. Clair. The Void is not empty. The Void stands for space, potential, and energy to be harnessed.
CHPT III: POWER
Chapter III: POWER uncovers truth, voice and authenticity in action. Wyoming Department of Education’s Rita Watson and Wyoming cowgirl and living legend, Mickey Thoman, are profiled. Additionally, two multi-subject stories are also featured: the moms, leadership and staff of Climb Wyoming, and attendees and alumnae of the Wyoming Latina Youth Conference.
CHPT IV: Rising
Chapter IV: Rising explores themes of creativity, imagination, reinvention/destruction and leadership. Chapter IV, as well as a preview of Chapter V: The Cowgirl State, will launch September 2019.
EXHIBIT AT THE BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST
OCTOBER 25, 2019 TO AUGUST 2, 2020
The multimedia exhibit- Women in Wyoming - will debut at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (BBCW) in Cody, Wyoming on October 25, 2019 to August 2, 2020. The exhibit will include large-scale portraits, an audio soundscape and interactive storytelling elements.
The BBCW includes five museums and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The BBCW is the only Wyoming affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
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Three years in the making, Women in Wyoming Director Lindsay Linton Buk has captured the stories of Wyoming women through portrait photography and audio interviews, creating a powerful collective of contemporary female role models -- from artists to politicians, ranchers, authors, business-women and community stewards. Through her work, she is dedicated to pioneering a platform to promote the integrity, diversity and profound legacy of Wyoming women.