Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Unveiling of Bill Gollings statue set for Oct. 15 at WAC

A bronze statue of cowboy artist William "Bill" Gollings, by Saratoga artist Jerry Palen, will be unveiled at the Wyoming Arts Council, 2320 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, on Friday, October 15, 11 a.m.

Bill Gollings was a Wyoming working cowboy and renowned artist. Four of Gollings' large oil paintings from 1918, hang in the Wyoming State Capitol Building: "Indian Attack on the Overland Stage", "Immigrants on the Platte," "The Smoke Signal," and "The Wagon Box Fight."

The statue was donated by Bill and Carole Ward, Wagonhound Land and Livestock, and Jerry and Peggy Palm, with the generous assistance of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum.

This project is approved and acknowledged by the Capitol Complex Advisory Committee (CCAC) which exists to evaluate and make recommendations to the State Building Commission (SBC) regarding the location, purchase, donation, placement and maintenance of works of art, exhibits or displays, and memorials located within the Wyoming Capitol Building and Capitol Complex and to ensure the preservation of the historic character and architectural integrity of the Wyoming Capitol Building and Capitol Complex.