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#WonderWednesday: January 16th

From photojournalism to public art ideas and western swing lessons, there’s plenty to keep you busy, warm and out of the frigid temperatures this week!

Teton Photography Club presents, “Photojournalism: pictures telling stories with Brad Boner,” on Wednesday, January 16 at 6pm.  Bradley Boner has been the Director of Visuals at the Jackson Hole News&Guide since 2004. His presentation will draw on insights from his 20-year career as a photojournalist, how photojournalism is unique from other fields of photography and the role it can play in a community, and how photo editors work with reporters and designers to tell stories. Location: Jackson Hole Real Estate’s upstairs conference room, 80 W Broadway.

Jackson Hole Public Art is hosting Moonshots 5×5 at the Center for the Art Gallery on Thursday, January 17th from 5:30-7:00 pm.  Participants at the Moonshots 5×5 will present one public art-themed idea that could impact a place, event, or way of doing things in Jackson.  Presenters have five-minutes and five-slides to pitch an ambitious idea. Last year, audience response to light-installation concepts led to JH Public Art’s Glow Nights project in December.

Learn the basics of Western Swing and Texas Two-Step in this 3-week program presented by Dancers’ Workshop.  The more, the merrier… bring your friends! If the studio is packed, it will feel even more like a real dance floor… you’ll be ready to pull on your boots and take on the Silver Dollar Bar, Stagecoach or Cowboy Bar! Pre-registration is required. BJ Reed and Clayton Schmidt will lead the classes on January 18, 25 and February 1 from 7:30-9:00 pm in Studio 5.

Get your funk on when the Pink Garter Theatre presents The Floozies: Power Rangers 3 with Maddy O’Neal on Saturday, January 19th. Born in funk and bred in the digital age, live electronic duo The Floozies have burst onto the scene at a time when the industry needed them the most. Brothers Matt and Mark Hill share the stage just as easily as they share a musical brain.  Well versed in everything from Chris Cornell to Kavinsky, the sonic vision shared by the brothers eschews contemporary electronic influences in favor of broader, deeper tastes including Zapp & Roger, Lettuce, and Amon Tobin. 8:00pm Doors/9 PM Show

Give your kids a great start with art!  The Art Association of Jackson Hole’s Toddle into Art offers a variety of art stations for your little one to explore and experiment with art each Tuesday. From watercolor wall painting to using non-toxic tempera paint, your child will build the skills needed to become a little artist. Parents are encouraged to participate along with their child. This class is messy so please have an extra set of clothes ready!  Session I – January 8 – March 19 and Session II – April 9 – June 4, 10:00-11:00 AM.

For more art, music and cultural events in Jackson Hole, visit dailywonder.org.

Photo: Bradley Bonner