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Local artists share train artwork at fine arts center


October 17, 2018

This is the 12th year for the Community Fine Arts Center’s Community Art Show and eight local artists submitted 23 original pieces of artwork.

This year’s theme is “Trains” and will be on display through Oct. 31 at the Community Fine Arts Center.

“This year’s theme marks the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Union Pacific railroad coming through Sweetwater County and the ‘Race to Promontory,”’ CFAC director Debora Soule, said. “Building the transcontinental railroad was a boom for the state of Wyoming’s growth. Earlier this month Green River celebrated its 150th year of becoming a town.”

“As a community art show, it is open to any art medium and the goal is to provide local artists an opportunity to share their creative efforts with the public. And as an open exhibit, the submitted work is not judged or juried to be included.”

Both traditional paintings in oils and watercolors are on display but the majority of the images are photographs by several local artists including, Rod Anderson, Robert Doak, Eric Nielson, R.J. Pieper, Gwendolyn Quitberg and David von Metz.

Glenn Taucher has two oil paintings that focus on the railroad of the past and Patti Bird has a watercolor and an acrylic painting both of which highlight the water tanks that were necessary to keep the steam engines running. Along with his photographic artwork, von Metz has an acrylic painting in the abstract expressionism style. The one three-dimensional piece in the show is a collage assemblage by Cindy Patrick.

Four pieces of artwork from the permanent art collection are included in the exhibit. A photograph by former resident Larry Friedman, a watercolor by Glenn Pearce, a watercolor by an unknown artist and an oil by Travis Ivy. Each has an image of trains or tracks as part of the compositions.

The public is invited to enjoy this exhibit as well as the permanent collection owned by the Sweetwater County School District No. 1 displayed at the CFAC, 400 C Street in Rock Springs.


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