Wyoming Arts Council

Barajas chosen as sculptor

Guadalupe Barajas of Cheyenne has been selected as the sculptor of the Governor’s residence sculpture project. Barajas was selected via committee from a list of three finalists. John Mortensen of Wilson and Bunny Connell of Sheridan were the other two finalists. Barajas is a graduate of East High School in Cheyenne and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was an art instructor in Chicago before devoting himself full-time to producing bronze sculpture. His most recent outdoor sculpture work includes work for the Sierra Trading Post, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Lincoln Park, Brimmer Park Softball Complex and Martin Luther King Park all in Cheyenne. The accepted proposal includes three mule deer, a buck and two does, that will be completed in bronze and be placed in the circle in front of the public entrance to the Governor’s residence. The sculpture is expected to be completed by early summer of 2008.

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