August 2, 2022

Public Art Grand Reveal Event

PVAC's Public Art Project Grand Reveal Event is coming September 3rd! Join us to explore all of the public art pieces and celebrate art in our everyday lives!

Public Art Project Grand Reveal Event Coming September 3rd

Platte Valley Arts Council invites the public to join them on Saturday, September 3rd for the Public Art Project Grand Reveal Event.  It will begin at 11 am at the Platte Valley Community Center with a presentation. The artists commissioned to complete the seven new murals and sculptures will be introduced, as well as the major donors and the site hosts. The artistsare Lori Kostur, John Perue, Sierra Smith, Jerry Wood, Jamie Waugh, and Jerry Palen, who will be honored posthumously. Teense Willford will be the Master of Ceremonies and sing a few celebratory songs.

A free lunch will be served in the PVCC courtyard following the presentation.  Mary Fabin will entertain the crowd with her lovely voice.  Lunch is catered by Saratoga Sandwich Company with help from Valley Foods and served by volunteers from Bridge Street Bargains and Platte Valley Kiwanis Club.

Beginning at 1pm, everyone is invited to visit all the newly installed murals and sculptures in their various locations in the Valley.  A handout with a map will be distributed.  Each of the six artists will be present at their location to answer questions.

Murals and Sculptures

Jamie Waugh’s mural will be installed at the Sage Motel in Saratoga.  John Perue’s installation of stained-glass sculptures will be at Firewater Public House. Jerry Wood’s sculpture will be in the lobby of the PVCC.  Lori Kostur will have a sculpture at the Grand Encampment Museum as well as a mural in the North Platte Valley Medical Center.  Sierra Smith’s sculpture will be installed at the Never Forget Park.

Art students at Encampment School will paint a special mural.  The mural will be a “paint-by-number” styleon the fence at Harmony Park.  PVAC is excited to feature one of Jerry Palen’s “Elmo and Flo” cartoons and hopes to continue with a new panel each year.

In addition, a temporary mosaic mural will be on display at The Red Wagon.  For the past several months, mosaic tile kits have been purchased by dozens of children and adults as a fundraiserfor the Public Art Project.  The tiles will be installed and can be viewed Saturday from 1-4pm.  

Take the afternoon, until 4 pm, to explore all the public art pieces and celebrate art in our everyday lives!

Public Art Funding

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, Bridge Street Bargains, Carbon County Visitors Council, Wyoming Business Council Rural Development, Wyoming Community Foundation and Power Company of Wyoming provided funding for the Platte Valley Public Art Project.  In addition, art patrons and supporters have made donations to the project on the PVAC Facebook Page, on their newly designed website, and donated and purchased silent auction items.

To learn more about PVAC or to donate, visit or contact Stacy Crimmins at 307-329-7150