Thursday, August 21, 2008

Dolega Sculpture Installed in Optimist Park

Chief Preparator Stoney Smith (left), Laramie Parks Manager
Mike Zook (partially hidden),
and artist Stan Dolega (right)
steady the cone-like structure of Veedauwoo Modernized
as it is loaded for transporting to the installation site
at Optimist Park.
Courtesy of the UW Art Museum.

Stan Dolega, Veedauwoo Modernized, 2008,
steel, flagstone, boulders, 10 x 10 x 6 ft.
Courtesy of the UW Art Museum.

Installation of local artist Stan Dolega's sculpture, Veedauwoo Modernized, in Optimist Park on Laramie's west side occurred this morning. City and museum staff assisted the artist in relocating the scultpure from his West Laramie studio to the site.

Veedauwoo Modernized is the 17th sculpture to be installed over the summer for the public art exhibibition, Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational. Curated by the UW Art Museum director & chief curator, Susan Moldenhauer, and organized by the University of Wyoming Art Museum in partnership with the university and the city of Laramie, the temporary exhibition will remain on view through July 2009. One sculpture remains to be installed at the Laramie Recreation Center. John Henry's River High will be installed next week.

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