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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
 
Release Date: 04/08/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    
  307-261-7603    

Trails Center Showcases Temporary Art Exhibit, "We Are All Related;"
Opening Reception to be Held May 5


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation will host a temporary art exhibit entitled, “We Are All Related.”

An artistic reproduction of a Plains Indian buckskin garment by Casper artist Jan Lindsay.
An artistic reproduction of a Plains Indian buckskin garment by Casper artist Jan Lindsay.
The exhibit opens May 3, and the display will run throughout the month. The exhibit features dimensional watercolors that represent Native Americans themes by Casper artist Jan Lindsay.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on May 5 at 5:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

The objects represented in the exhibit include a flute, shoulder bag, and a buckskin quiver and bow case. Other representations include butterflies, dragonflies, and a crescent moon. Each art piece was created on painted water color paper, and tied, braided, woven or laced into three-dimensional objects.

The subject matter reflects Native American subjects and themes based on research. However, Lindsay said the end product is based upon her own interpretation and imagination. “I’m after the flavor of the piece, not an exact replica,” Lindsay said. Lindsay’s artwork is represented in galleries and collections throughout the United States.

The National Historic Trails Center Foundation promotes and preserves the heritage surrounding the pathways to the West, and fosters appreciation, insight and understanding. The Foundation enhances and maintains the interactive exhibits, dioramas, and award-winning orientation movie at the Trails Center.

“This is the first Casper exhibition in over 20 years of Jan’s art work and we hope everyone loves it as much as we do,” said Holly Turner, executive director of the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. “Looking at her work is as haunting as the memories found in old photographs.”

The Trails Center and the Foundation provide educational programs and services with the goal of enriching the cultural and intellectual lives of visitors and local residents.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on winter hours, and is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30. p.m.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 05-02-2011