Albany County Clean Water Advocates and ArtConnect Gallery are pleased to announce the third annual art show dedicated to our community’s sacred water, which opens on July 1st at 11 am at the Gallery, located at 302 SO 2nd. Over seventy magnificent works of art created by 18 talented Wyoming artists as well as the most recent amazing mural orchestrated by Artist and Educator Paul Taylor will be shown.

This year’s stunning mural “Gem City Rainbow,” celebrating our precious Aquifer, was facilitated by Artistic Director Taylor and LHS Principal Sam Robertson, and measures 5×12 feet. It was designed and painted by Laramie High School students and 2019 Shepard Symposium participants. Taylor, who has been mentored in Aboriginal story and mythology by Aboriginal Elder Bill Harney, lends his expertise to the imagery and interpretation of our Aquifer, seen in the mural. All of the works will be for sale.

ArtConnect is an exciting community gallery that began in 2018 in conjunction with Works of Wyoming. (Both the gallery and WOW are projects of Wyoming Women’s Business Center, a non profit organization.) The Gallery respectfully requests that masks be worn and social distancing observed during the show. Hand sanitizer will be available to everyone at the Gallery.

Albany County Clean Water Advocates is a group dedicated to clean water in our county. Information about the group and its work can be accessed by going to the group’s website: albanycountycleanwateradvocates.org

Because of the pandemic situation, there will not be a reception this year. ArtConnect’s hours are: Wednesdays 11-3; Thursday and Friday 11:30-5:30; Saturday 10-6. Closed on Saturday, the 4th of July and Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. The show will continue until July 31. Afterwards, the entries in this year’s show will be posted on ArtConnect’s FaceBook page, and available for purchase.

Artists featured during the show and whose works were chosen by the Selection Committee are Joe Arnold- oil painting; Barbara Bogart- photography; Kathleen Clymer- bronze sculpture; Susan Davis- photography; Diane Delany- watercolor; Art Denison- oil painting and watercolor; Larissa Gomelsky- photography; Allison Pluda John – metal prints photography; Lyndee Johnston- canvas prints photography; Crystal Lawrence- fiber art; Lee Lane- pastel; Ginnie Madsen- original relief prints; Jon Madsen- watercolor and oil paintings; Nancy Marlatt- watercolor; Debbie Mathew- encaustic mixed media; Kim Pezeshki- photography; Casey Rogers- photography; and Adam Skadsen- ink and paper, digital collage metal print.