New Arts Center Debuts at Wyoming College

By SCN Staff

SHERIDAN, Wy. —The new Whitney Center for the Arts (WCA) at Sheridan College in Sheridan is now open. The two-part $19 million project includes a 12,000-square-foot remodel for the music programs and 48,000 square feet of new arts space. The new space houses the growing Art programs at Sheridan College, as well as a 422-seat concert hall.

Cushing Terrell was the architect on this project and Dick Anderson Construction was the general contractor.

The new two-story space includes sculpture, drawing, painting and ceramics studios; student and faculty galleries; and collaborative spaces. The new expansion also gives the college room to add to its art program offerings.

The Whitney Center for the Arts features a concert hall that has been needed on the campus for some time. Variable acoustic banners to adjust the sounds reflection put the spotlight the performances in the hall. The changeable proscenium stage has a motorized fly system and a hydraulically convertible orchestra pit.

Formerly the Generals gymnasium and then the C-TEL Auditorium and Information Technology Services, the Sheridan College Music Department now has a new space that was specifically designed to address its growing needs.

The Music programs remodel includes a large band room, choral room, piano classroom, multiple practice rooms, a recording studio, a music theory classroom, faculty offices, and storage. These new spaces accommodate the Sheridan College Jazz and Band Studies, Strings, Vocal, and Music Technology Programs.