National Pony Express Association 2021 Re-Ride and Artist Demonstration

National Pony Express Association 2021 Re-Ride and Artist Demonstration

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Artist demo's will be available from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Pony Express Re-Riders are anticipated to make their mail stop at the Trails Center at approximately 7:10 pm.

The Bureau of Land Management Casper Field Office and the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center are pleased to announce the first annual Artist in Residence for the week of June 22 through June 26, 2021.

Laura McElfresh of Aurora, Colorado will create artwork centered around the theme: The Pony Express Trail, Changing and Connecting the Country. McElfresh specializes in the unique Batik Watercolor method. The process art involves applying layers of wax and paint using a hot iron and crumpling technique.

“It is my hope to connect the viewer to our history and land through my art,” said McElfresh. “As the Pony Express Trail changed the history of our country, change is also integral to my work- both in technique and subject matter.”

On June 22nd, McElfresh will be at the Trails Center providing in-person artistic demonstrations as the National Pony Express Association 2021 Re-Ride passes through Casper. Artist demonstrations will be available from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Pony Express Re-Riders are anticipated to make their mail stop at the Trails Center at approximately 7:10 pm.

More information on the annual Re-Ride schedule can be found at: https://nationalponyexpress.org/the-states/wyoming/#2021-wyoming-reride-schedule. More information about the Bureau of Land Management Artist in Residence Program can be found at: https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/artist-in-residence.

For more information on the first annual NHTIC Artist in Residence or the National Pony Express Association Re-Ride, please call the NHTIC at 307-261-7700.

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is open 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm MST.

1501 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601.

Admission is Free

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This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stew


Posted on: Monday June 07, 2021 @ 4:24 PM

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