Saturday, August 21, 2010

Turns on the lights -- the party's just starting

Here is a very creative (dare we say "arty") video by Alan O'Hashi. The corner of Capitol Avenue and Lincolnway (16th Street) in Cheyenne captured by Scott Eckburg during the Wyoming Plein Air "Quick Draw" event. The Hynds Building is shown on the left in Scott's painting.

His work is melded with "before" interior views of the Historic Hynds Building set to open for the first time in 24 years on September 24.

Buy tickets for the Night D'Light Champagne and Dessert Reception on line at

One has to wonder why a solid brick building such as the Hynds -- located in a prime downtown location -- was empty for 24 years. Yes, we are thankful to have the building put to such a fine use. It could be the catalyst for a downtown arts revival. Hats off to Brian Haberman and Rebecca Barrett (Link Gallery) and the new Cheyenne Arts Council and Alan O'Hashi and the Wyoming Cultural Trust and other visionaries. I know it's a cliche, but "it takes a village." And wily entrepreneurs. And, yes, government funding. Than darn gubment.


Wyoming Community Media said...

thanks for reposting and generating some cross traffic!

in other wyoming community media news - wcm is teaching a lccc fast film making class in downtown cheyenne. info at http://www.wyocomedia .com

the shoot out cheyenne 24 hour filmmaking festival happens oct. 15-17

Ang said...

Interesting thing about the is actually solid steel. Every single interior wall is steel. The wood paneling in the lobby is actually painted steel. This is a lot of why it is still vacant - it's hard to remodel a building if you can't move the walls. Especially with modern rules about elevator and restroom sizes.