Wyoming Arts Council

Join us Sept. 18 for a Celebration of the Arts in the Workplace

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Command Sergeant Major Stephen Walls (USA, Ret.) with one of the public art installations at the Wyoming Military Joint Forces Readiness Center in Cheyenne. The bronze sculpture, “American Bald Eagle Landing in a Tree,” is by David R. Nelson, Lander.

The Wyoming Arts Council and the Joint Forces Readiness Center invite the public to attend a Celebration of Arts in the Workplace at the Joint Forces Readiness Center (JFRC), 5410 Bishop Blvd., in Cheyenne on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. General Reiner will speak on behalf of the Joint Forces Readiness Center, and State Parks & Cultural Resources Director Milward Simpson will speak on behalf of the Wyoming Arts Council.  The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., followed by an open house until 1:30 p.m.  The public is invited to tour the facility and view the new artworks by the 15 Wyoming artists. Refreshments will be served

The JFRC is located just outside the north gate of Warren Air Force Base, west of I-25 by way of Central Ave.

Artists who have provided art work for this collection are:.

“Devils Tower” by Jeffery R. Hummel, Wheatland. A dramatic sepia-tone photograph of Devils Tower against a stormy sky.

“Wyoming Windmill,” “House on Plain,” and “Amazingly Huge Tree” by Robyn Young, Cheyenne. A series of soft black-and-white photographs of iconic Wyoming landscapes.

“Wyoming Sunset #I,” “Wyoming Sunset #II,” “Wyoming Sunset #III,” and “Wyoming Sunset #IV” by Ron McIntosh, Laramie. A series of four oil paintings capturing the stark beauty of the sky and clouds at dusk.

“Security” by Gail Sundell, Cheyenne. An American Indian family grouping rendered in alabaster.

“On Golden Pond,” “Reaching Up,” and “Aspen Alley” by Tom Shaffer, Cheyenne. A series of color photographs capturing the fall brilliance of aspen colors.

“Mexican Hat Valley, Adobe Town, Wyoming,” “Deep Lake, Temple & East Peaks, Wind River Range,” and “Fall Colors, Greys River, Wyoming” by Paul Ng, Rock Springs. A series of large color photographs capturing the dramatic contrasts in the Wyoming landscape.

“Unsung Heroes” by Guadalupe Barajas, Cheyenne. Bronze sculpture of a Buffalo Soldier with the company pennant.

“Resting the Ride” by Myrna Burgess, Cheyenne. Painting of a 19th century cavalry soldier and his horse.

“Plainsong” by Joan Sowada, Gillette. Quilted textile image of a seated Indian woman.

“Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies” by Scot Weir, Rock Springs. Giclee print of eagles soaring against the backdrop of the Tetons.

“C-130 Hercules” and “Black Hawk Helicopter” by Theresa Rieber, Cheyenne. Acrylic paintings on multiple panels of a Wyoming National Guard transport plane and medical helicopter.

“Sandhill Cranes” by Ben Roth, Jackson. A series of three life-size sandhill cranes captured in steel mesh and bronze.

“Pole Mountain Military Training Center, 1930s and Present” by Travis Ivey, Laramie. A monumental diptych capturing past and present views of the training ground near Pole Mountain.

“Wyoming From the Air” by Linda Lillegraven, Laramie. A sweeping panoramic oil painting of the Medicine Bow River from 20,000 feet above.

“American Bald Eagle Landing in a Tree” by David R. Nelson, Lander. Bronze study of an American eagle in flight.

The artworks were funded through the “Works of Art in Public Buildings” program created by the Wyoming Legislature in 1991, which places artwork in public settings in, or near, newly constructed state facilities.

For more information, contact Michael Shay at the WAC, 307-777-5234 or mike.shay@wyo.gov.

Photo on home page: Workers install Linda Lillegraven’s painting “Wyoming from the Air” at Joint Forces Readiness Center in Cheyenne.

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