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3 industrial sculptures by local artists unveiled on Platte River Commons trail (Photo gallery)

Travis Blankenbaker deploys his sculpture (Reed Merschat)

CASPER, Wyo — Three industrial art sculptures by local artists Betsy Bower, Travis Blankenbaker and Darry Hume were unveiled on the Platte River Commons trail on Monday, May 18.

Betsy Bower, Travis Blankenbaker and Darry Hume. Bower’s “Teamster” honors team wagon horses that did the work to build Wyoming infrastructure (Reed Merschat)

The art is located on the south side of the river between the Pedestrian Bridge and Railroad Bridge. The artwork will be lit at night as well.

The art was selected by the Amoco Reuse Agreement Joint Powers Board’s Art Committee.

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“The trail environment needs to be a place of inspiration,” ARAJPB Executive Director Renee Hahn said. “These artists were chosen to bring a strong sense of beauty and vitality to the trails.”

Betsy Bower’s scupture finds its new home on the river (Reed Merschat)

The art was selected by the Amoco Reuse Agreement Joint Powers Board’s Art Committee.

“The trail environment needs to be a place of inspiration,” ARAJPB Executive Director Renee Hahn said. “These artists were chosen to bring a strong sense of beauty and vitality to the trails.”

Travis Blankenbaker’s sculpture recognizes the impact of Oil City on the world (Reed Merschat)

Betsy Bower’s sculpture is swung into place on Monday, May 18 (Reed Merschat)
Travis Blankenbaker and his industrial piece (Reed Merschat)
Karry Hume’s piece evokes the Amoco Refinery flaring torch (Reed Merschat)
Betsy Bower’s “Teamster” arrives via flatbed (Reed Merschat)
Darry Hume with ARAJPB Executive Director Renee Hahn and Reed Merschat (Travis Blankenbaker)