Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"Carbon Sink" got all the headlines, but there was much more to Wyoming public art in 2011

The Wyomingarts blog reports that 2011 was a banner year for public art in Wyoming. One of the most notable was Chris Drury's environmental installation "Carbon Sink: What Goes Around, Comes Around." This commissioned piece, made from beetle-kill Wyoming trees and bona fide Wyoming coal, was installed last summer on the University of Wyoming campus and instantly earned the wrath of the state's energy moguls, who think that they own the place. To prove it, at least one Casper-based mogul withheld his annual contribution to the University of Wyoming. Art matters. Sometimes art can cause an entitled fat cat to withhold funding from his alma mater, even during a year when the football team has a winning record and goes to a bowl game! But there was much more to public art in Wyoming this year than "Carbon Sink." Take an art tour of Wyoming at http://wyomingarts.blogspot.com/2011/12/year-in-review-public-art-projects.html

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