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Release Date: 05/20/13
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Trails Center Presents Art Show by Wyoming Indian High School Students:
"Resurgence of Native Spirit"


 Wyoming Indian High School Student Skyler Quiver.
Wyoming Indian High
School Student Skyler Quiver.


Wyoming Indian High School Student Torrie Cowboy.
Wyoming Indian High School Student Torri Cowboy.

 "Chief" by Jovan Wesaw.
   "Chief" by Jovan Wesaw.
 "His Last War Party" by Jacinta Goggles. 
"His Last War Party" by Jacinta Goggles.
The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) will present a temporary exhibit that features sculptures and prints from Native American youth artists from Wyoming Indian High School, located in the Wind River Indian Reservation, Ethete, Wyo.

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 mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 07-24-2013