Sheridan artist and author Neltje will deliver a reading of her memoir, “North of Crazy,” Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Grizzly Hall of the Park County Library in Cody. The following day, Northwest College photography alumna Lindsay Linton Buk—whose Women in Wyoming photo series and podcast features Neltje—will deliver a brown bag lunch talk Thursday, Oct. 25, from noon-1 p.m. at the NWC Cody Center.
Neltje is well known for her abstract expressionist paintings. Her recently published memoir tells the story of her seemingly idyllic childhood darkened by a colorful but alcoholic father, a mother incapable of love, a family divided by money and power struggles and a secret that drove her into emotional isolation as a young woman. In her adult life, she reconstructs her life in Wyoming to become an artist, cattle rancher and entrepreneur. Born Neltje Doubleday, she has used no last name and gone solely by Neltje for years.
She’s had solo exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum and others. In 2005, she received the Wyoming Governor’s Art Award.
Neltje has also endowed the Neltje Blanchan Award for the best nature writer in Wyoming, the Frank Nelson Doubleday Award for the best female writer in Wyoming and the Jentel Foundation Artist Residency Program. She currently lives in Wyoming.
This event is part of the NWC Writers Series. Neltje’s talk is funded in part by a grant from ThinkWY Wyoming Humanities and a partnership with the Park County Library.
The following day, Linton Buk will deliver a brown bag lunch talk titled “Women in Wyoming Shape the West” on her photo and podcast project Thursday, Oct. 25, at the NWC Cody Center, located at 1501 Stampede Avenue.
Her Women in Wyoming project features documentary portrait photography and podcast interviews highlighting inspiring and influential Wyoming women.
Linton Buk is a Wyoming artist, photographer and director. A Powell, Wyoming, native, she graduated from NWC’s photography program. She worked in New York City as a professional photographer and teacher for Canon before returning to her home state in 2014 to establish Linton Productions, a commercial photography studio.
Linton Buk shoots for a wide range of clients locally and throughout the country. Her portraits have appeared in national editorials such as Outside and Southwest: The Magazine.
The Writers Series event will take place in the Grizzly Hall, which is ADA accessible. To get to the NWC Cody Center, attendees can choose to use the elevator or drive to the south side of the building for the reception that follows the reading at 7:30 p.m.
Both events are free and open to the public.
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