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Fort Washakie, Dubois and Jeffrey City men win Folk and Traditional Art Mentoring Grants

The Wyoming Arts Council has announced that three Fremont County residents have been awarded a 2016 Folk and Traditional Art Mentoring Project Grants. Recipients are: *Darrell Lone Bear* will mentor his son Tyson in the Ceremonial/Prayer (sweat lodge) Songs of the Arapaho Tribe. Governor's Arts Award winner *Tom Lucas *of Dubois will teach his son, Travis Lucas of Lander, the art of making a Bighorn Sheep Ram Bow. Ernie Marsh of Lovell will teach *James Guillian* of Jeffrey City the art of Western Silver Bridle Bit and Spur Making. The fourth grant went to *Jessie Smith *of Cora, who will teach to Jeremy Madole of Pinedale Rawhide Braider of Western Horse Gear. Projects were selected to support the transmission of Wyoming’s finest traditional and folk art skills through the natural process of in-person, hands-on instruction. The projects run January through October 2016. This year’s projects represent Wyoming’s rich history and contemporary values and will ensure that our state maintains its unique cultural heritage into the future. *Feature Photo: Tom Lucas of Dubois with one of his Bighorn Sheep Horn bows. (Wyoming Arts Council / Pitchengine Communities)* #county10, #news