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UW Art Museum to Host ‘Wyoming Rocks! The After Party’ Oct. 22

September 1, 2016
“Wyoming Rocks! The After Party” will take place Oct. 22 from 10 p.m.-midnight at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, following the UW Art Museum’s gala fundraiser. Follow “The After Party” on social media, and post with the hashtag #WRtheafterparty. (UW Art Museum)

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its inaugural “Wyoming Rocks! The After Party” following the 23rd annual gala fundraiser, “Wyoming Rocks! Celebrating Wyoming Resources & Wonders,” Saturday, Oct. 22. “The After Party” will take place from 10 p.m.-midnight at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

“The After Party” is planned as a fun-filled, Wyoming-themed event with food, libations, live music and dancing. The J Shogren Shanghai’d band, with special appearance by Laniece “Mama Lenny” Schleicher, will play a blend of catawampus American music. Cocktail attire is requested.

Tickets to “Wyoming Rocks! The After Party” are $50 per person and available in advance only to persons 21 and older. Limited to the first 200 verified purchases, they are available at

Presented by the National Advisory Board of the UW Art Museum, “The After Party” will conclude the Art Museum’s gala, a premier black tie event to support Art Museum exhibitions, collections, education and outreach programs.

The Art Museum’s programs are anchored on a comprehensive and growing collection of more than 8,000 objects, and a diverse exhibition program that ranges from innovative artists of the present time to art of the American West, and art from other times and cultures. Its original art resources form the basis for education and outreach programs that serve the state of Wyoming and enable academic and community engagement opportunities.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622, visit the website at, or follow the museum on Facebook.

Through its “Museum as Classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 7 p.m. February through April and September through November. Admission is free.

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