Pride Month opens with art exhibit about joy at White Mountain Library

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A public reception for the new exhibit “Celebrate Joy” will be held June 3 at White Mountain Library at 2 to 4 pm.  “They took care of it” is a colored pencil work by Amber Marie Hunt which will be included in the display.

Wyo4News Staff, [email protected] [PRESS RELEASE]

ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING — A new exhibition in June at the White Mountain Library is the first of its kind in Rock Springs, featuring artwork by LGBQTIA+ people and their allies celebrating Pride Month. A call for art in April was released encouraging artists to participate in the recognition of Pride Month. Anyone 18 years and older who identify as queer and/or a LGBTQIA+ supporter entered artwork with the theme of celebrating joy with rainbow art.

The exhibition will be up through the month of June and will feature local wood turner Brian Hunt and jewelry from Emily Kasyon from Colorado as well as Amber’s artwork.

The exhibition opening reception will be on June 3rd, from 2 to 4 pm. Refreshments will be available along with an opportunity to meet the artists.

The event is in conjunction with other Pride events in the area, such as Pride is Punk on June 9th with Starling Company, Rock Springs Pride on June 10th, Green River Pride in the Park on June 17th, and Paint n Sip with a Drag Queen on June 30th.

The Sweetwater County Library System encourages local and Wyoming artists to display their creative work at the White Mountain Library in Rock Springs and the Sweetwater County Library in Green River.  A committee of library staff, Lindsey Travis, Michelle Krumpotich, Alan Vaughn, and Debora Soule, with community volunteers Deon Quitberg. Angie Bennett, and Donna Ragsdale, meet to review applications of interested artists and to schedule community shows. Interested individuals are encouraged to pick up an application packet at any of the libraries or contact Soule at the Community Fine Arts Center. 

The public is invited to visit the White Mountain Library gallery, 2935 Sweetwater Drive in Rock Springs, during summer hours of Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday noon to 5 p.m.