Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Art Along the Parkway" artists find inspiration in the North Platte River

Great article in yesterday's Casper Star-Tribune about the "Art Along the Parkway" event on Saturday, Oct. 16, in Casper.

Here are the details:

"Art Along the Parkway" is a cooperative effort among the Platte River Parkway Trust, the Casper Artist's Guild and community artists ranging from students to renowned career professionals.

All artists -- student and adult, amateur and professional -- were invited to use the river and or parkway for inspiration this summer in anticipation of the event. Artist's Guild members were available as mentors at specific locations on the parkway several times a month through the summer.

The culmination of a summer's worth of creating and planning is Saturday, inside the Tate Pumphouse at the riverfront Gegi's Bistro.

"The only criteria for the art was that the artist use the river or corridor as inspiration," said parkway trust Executive Director Angela Emery.


Proceeds from the sale of the art will be divided 50 percent to the artist, 25 percent to the Casper Artist's Guild and 25 percent to the parkway trust.

"We hope the evening will be a focus on public art and the beauty of our trail system and the river," Emery said.

Tickets are $35 and the evening includes an array of hors d'oeuvres by Gegi, live classical guitar music, the opportunity to purchase the art at silent auction and a raffle of four items -- a 32-inch blue-ray disk combo TV, two tickets to Las Vegas on Allegiant Air, dinner for two at Gegi's and a $100 gift certificate to Sol's Shoes. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20, and the drawing is at the event.

To purchase tickets, call 307-577-1206; e-mail or visit the parkway office at the west end of the Tate Pumphouse, 175 W. First St., Casper.