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By David Martin

A lively art collection at home


February 10, 2021

David Martin

"Mrs. Wright" a painting by John Colin Forbes, is displayed with other artwork at the Community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs. The collection, under the ownership of Sweetwater County School District No. 1, features works from both well-known and local artists.

(Publisher's note: the following column was written for our annual 'Things We Love' section.)

It's hard to believe one of the best art collections in the Western United States actually exists in our backyard. Yet, it's true and is easily viewable at its home in Rock Springs.

The Community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs displays hundreds of pieces owned by Sweetwater County School District No. 1. Both the collection and the CFAC itself owe their existence to a man and his desire to share his appreciation for art.

The school district's collection dates back to 1939 when a science teacher...

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