U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 05/20/13|
Trails Center Presents Art Show by Wyoming Indian High School Students:
The exhibit, “Resurgence of Native Spirit,” opens on June 1 and will run through Sept. 4. The exhibit includes 20 prints and 30 ceramic sculptures.
Cleve Bell, an art teacher at Wyoming Indian High School and co-curator of the exhibit, mentored his students as they created prints and sculptures.
“Watching the ceramic sculptures come to life has been an extraordinary thing,” Bell said. “Keeping with Native American themes, the students were able to explore traditional as well as some contemporary ideas. It is my observation and hope that they find a true connection with their ancestral background while dealing with the simple yet complex nature of clay. I remind my students daily that with concentration and focus, great things are possible. I am so very proud of them and the fruits of their creative efforts.”
Bell worked closely with staff from the Trails Center to produce the exhibit. “We are proud to show the sculptures and prints of these talented and creative students,” said Alex Rose, an interpreter at the Trails Center and co-curator of the exhibit.
The sculptures and prints are available for sale through the National Historic Trails Center Foundation.
The exhibit was made possible in part by the Rocky Mountain Nature Association.
For more information, contact Alex Rose at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7780.
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 seasonal hours, and is open Tuesday – Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Trails Center 1501 North Poplar Street Casper, WY 82601
|Last updated: 07-24-2013|
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