Wyoming Arts Council

Photo essay: "Play Ball" sculpture dedication at Torrington Correctional Facility

Artists Tom and Jean Latka of Pueble, Colo., created “Play Ball,” the Art in Public Buildings sculpture dedicated June 21 at the Wyoming Medium Correction Institution in Torrington. Photo by Annie Hatch.

“Play Ball” sculpture in the entrance cupola of the Correctional Facility. Materials in the sphere are fused dichroic glass and stainless steel. According to artist Jean Latka, each of the glass disks is engraved with a positive message such as “tolerance,” “compassion,” and “forgiveness.” “I though of it as a prayer,” she said. Because the glass changes colors with the changing light, “you always encounter it in a different way,” said SPCR Director Milward Simpson at the dedication ceremony. Photo by Annie Hatch.

Close-up of dichroic fused glass disks. Photo by Sue Castaneda.
Presentation of dedication plaque at June 21 ceremony. Pictured  (from left to right): Artists Tom and Jean Latka; Warden Steve Hargett; Department of Corrections Director Bob Lampert; State Parks and Cultural Resources Director Milward Simpson; Wyoming Arts Council Manager Rita Basom. Photo by Annie Hatch.

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