ALCHEMY – Rookie of the Year Award

ALCHEMY recently received this letter from the Lander Chamber of Commerce: ALCHEMY has been nominated and awarded the Chamber’s Rookie of the Year Award for your energy, enthusiasm and creativity in your first year of business! This award will be handed out at our annual Community Awards Luncheon held next Friday February 3rd at the Community Center (12-1pm).

We Made It

Celebrate the Arts in the City of Bronze, Paint and Clay

Lander Art: Changing One Life At A Time

Quick Draw

July 2nd 2016 participating artists had one hour to start and complete a piece of art. Then fifteen minutes to sign and frame the work. Immediately after the artwork was auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Meet Melissa Strickler, talented local artist, beekeeper & teacher

by County 10
Riverton / Lander, Wyoming

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Melissa Strickler has always considered herself an artist. In fact, she can’t remember a time when she wasn’t creating art. She’s a painter and iconographer, but also considers herself to be “an artist who will never get tired of learning and trying new things.”

“Art is endless,” Melissa told County 10. “The possibilities of what you can use and how you apply it to create something is such an individual thing.” Currently she has a collection of pollen from a bee hive and will use it as a pigment for paint. “I don’t know yet if it’ll work, but I know it will be fun to see what happens. I like to use natural products from the earth for some of my artwork. I love being in the studio, in my own thoughts, working,” Melissa said.

Melissa works part time at ALCHEMY in Lander and is also part of the artists’ cooperative. When she’s not creating art, she and her husband are hobbyist beekeepers. Melissa creates some hive related products called ‘Bee Goddess’ which can be found at Global Arts.


On Tuesday, June 7th Melissa will be instructing a workshop called “Glue of Life” at the Riverton Library. Once a week during the month of June The Riverton Library has put together a different type of featured, glue related art.

This is the second year Melissa was invited to help with the program, and on June 7th she’ll be sharing her knowledge about natural forms of art products such as rabbit skin glue, propolis, shellac, encaustic, egg yolk, and egg white. The students will make a small art project so everyone can get a feel of using these natural products. The class will be 2 hours, directed toward adults and teens.

If you’re interested in the Library’s art program you can register by stopping by the Riverton Library or calling 856-3556. There is a 20 person limit.

Feature photo: Melissa along with some of her icons and one of her collages.

Glue of Life: Glue Making & Mixed Media Workshop

June 7, 2016

Melissa Strickler will share her wealth of history and artistic chemistry for this one “legendary” workshop. You’ll leave with your own natural glue and art.

Register by June 1st, Limited to 10 teens & 10 adults
Riverton Branch Library
(307) 856-3556

Artists for Animals & Avian Show

February the 12th 2016, at The Middle Fork located at 351 Main Street, Lander WY.
Opening will be at 6:00 PM.

The beneficiaries of proceeds will go to the Lander Pet Connection and Central Wyoming Avian Rescue.

For more info contact Global Arts at: 307 438 1829
Great cause, great time!

Shop Alchemy for Valentines Day

Alchemy will be having a Valentine Open House on the evening of Friday the 12th of February. Wine, chocolate and savory served.

Shop Alchemy at 320 Main in Lander Wy for Valentines Day!

New Artist Coop Opens in Lander

Alchemy, An Artists Cooperative had a Grand Opening and Open House on Friday December 11th, 2015.
More Information

Alchemy Cooperative

I have become part of a 14 artist Cooperative named Alchemy. We are located on Main Street, Lander Wyoming. We opened the doors to the public Friday the 6th of November, 2015. There is varied artists ranging from paintings,collage, fiber arts, jewelry, pottery, woodworking, glass etching and more. This is an inspired group of artists, and I am glad to be in the mix.

Alchemy is opened Tuesday thru Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM. And Opened till 9:00 PM on Thursdays.

Artist Invitational

Melissa Strickler, Cristen Zimmer and Noelle Van Dijk.
Work will be displayed at The Middlefork on Main Street, Lander, Wyoming.
The opening was September 8th. Sponsored by Global Arts and on display at the MiddleFork.
The art show will run from September 8th, through the last of November.

Wonder Cabinet

“cabinets of curiosity show”
Lander Art Center
Opening Reception: Friday, August 28th from 6:00 – 8:00pm
August 28 – September 24, 2015

7th Annual Member’s Show

Lander Art Center
April – May 2015

Lander Art Center Member’s Show

Okay folks don’t forget the opening of the upcoming members show at LAC. The opening night is this coming Friday the 10th of April.

Evening with Icons

Artist Talk
Lander, Wyoming
Global Arts
December 16, 2014

Boots, Guns and Brands fundraiser

Boots, Brands and Guns
Lander Wyoming
Live Auction
First Prize
November 16, 2014


Artist Invitational-Storytellers:
Melissa Strickler, Spencer Bohren, Do Palma
Lander Art Center, Lander, Wyoming
Sept 26, 2015 – Nov.1, 2014

Collage in the Classroom 2014

Collage in the Classroom 2014


Check out the Promoting Art in Lander Schools ( also known as PALS ) website.

PALS offers Lander children the opportunity to experience an array of arts

through the visiting artists.

Alters, Shrines, Icons, Mandalas & Retablos