Wyoming Arts Alliance has new leaders

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CHEYENNE, Wyo (RELEASE) - The Wyoming Arts Alliance Board of Directors has selected new leadership.

Wendy Bredehoft of Laramie was elected President and Karmen Rossi of Cheyenne as Vice President replacing Co-Presidents Jo Crandall of Pinedale and Steve Schrepferman of Cody.

Crandall will continue on the WyAA Board of Directors while Schrepferman will retire from the WyAA Board to serve as President of the Wyoming Arts Council Board of Directors. Bruce Richardson of Casper was also elected Board Secretary.

Bredehoft is an active mixed media artist and arts organization leader. She has been Education Curator for the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Director of the Wyoming Division of Cultural Resources, and was the Arts Education Specialist for the Wyoming Arts Council. Bredehoft says she’s looking forward to leading WyAA’s efforts to advance the arts in Wyoming.

“The arts and humanities are thriving in Wyoming and contribute immensely to our appreciation and understanding of this great state and the people who live here, said Bredehoft. “WyAA, as a statewide organization, gives voice to what we know and can document: the power of arts and culture builds better communities.” Rossi is Field Representative for Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney, specializing in military and veteran affairs.

Both Bredehoft and Rossi are on the Board of Directors for the Western States Arts Federation in Denver, CO. Richardson is Emeritus Lecturer at UW-Casper College. WyAA’s other board members are Tina Worthman, Cheyenne (Treasurer); Jo Crandall, Pinedale; Lindsey Grant, Casper; and Micah Schweizer, Laramie.
About the Wyoming Arts Alliance.

The mission of the Wyoming Arts Alliance (WyAA) is to advance a creative and culturallyvibrant state. WyAA also focuses on the preservation and expansion of state and local arts support and strengthening cultural development in Wyoming.