Local artist Lori Kostur to create a bronze sculpture and mural for Public Art Display
The Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC) has announced that local artist Lori Kostur will create a bronze sculpture and mural for the organization's public art display. Kostur's fascination with native wildlife and the historical west inspires her work. She hopes to share with viewers through her sculptures and murals. Her work has been featured in galleries and museums across the country.
"My goal is to try to translate the love I have for this area to others, through the subjects that I paint and sculpt, by painting and sculpting the subjects I love," Kostur said.
Kostur has created a limited edition bronze sculpture called the"Singlejack" miner. The sculpture will reside inside the Grand Encampment Museum near their mining tramway diorama.
Kostur will also paint a mural at Platte Valley Medical Center. The 8-by-12- foot mural depicting the wildlife and scenery of the Platte Valley will be installed in the new hospital in the cafeteria so that residents of the long-term care center can enjoy it.
The Platte Valley Arts Council is excited to have Kostur's work on display and believes that her pieces will add to the richness of the publicart display. Residents and tourists can expect to see Kostur's work and other featured artists' public art displays when they are revealed in September 2022.
PVAC is eager to showcase the talent of local artists and provide the community with another opportunity to appreciate the arts. The organization will compensate artists for their creativity and the material needed to execute and install the piece of art. Funding for the public art displays comes from grants, business partners, and donations.
Once the artists complete their pieces, PVAC will host a Grand Reveal Event at 11am on September 3. A presentation and lunch will be held atthe Platte Valley Community Center. From 1-4pm, the artists will be available at their pieces to answer questions from the public.
PVAC will also launch a new website highlighting the new public art pieces, existing murals, and other public art in the Platte Valley. The website will include photos, descriptions, artist information, and a map indicating locations. The PVAC will promote the website through the Saratoga -Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, restaurants and motels, and other public sites. PVAC plans to make the website live by the end of the month.
Public Art Funding
The Platte Valley Public Art Project is supported in part by grants from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, Bridge Street Bargains, Carbon County Visitors Council, Wyoming Business Council - Rural Development and Wyoming Community Foundation.
About Platte ValleyArts Council
The Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC) is a membership-based nonprofit, incorporated in May 1993 to foster awareness and participation inany form of the arts to develop a vibrant and cohesive community. PVAC won the Wyoming Governor’s Art Award in 1997. PVAC demonstrates that art can be a partof our everyday lives.