Sage-Grouse Exhibit Opens at CFAC

ATLAS Photo by Melissa Hemken

ROCK SPRINGS– An arts and sciences exhibit by AT Lander Arts and Sciences (aTlas) has been traveling the state this past year and will be on display at the Community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs from September 4 – 29, 2018.

“Thunder Feathers” Presents Sage-Grouse Research Through Art

The aTlas exhibit, “Thunder Feathers: Greater Sage-grouse Strut the Plains,” opened at the Lander Art Center in Lander, Wyoming in March 2017. “Thunder Feathers” highlights the Greater Sage-grouse behavior and sagebrush habitat through arts and sciences.

“Thunder Feathers” brings cutting-edge research from the University of California-Davis (UC Davis), Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Cornell University, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Audubon Rockies, and others to participants through art interpretation.

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“The exhibit consists of 3-D, fiber, oil paint, photography, film, and bioacoustics installations by Wyoming artists covering aspects of the sage grouse life-cycle, sagebrush ecosystem, and conservation efforts.

“We are excited to include this exhibit in our schedule,” said Debora Soule, CFAC director. “Learning more about the wildlife of our state and seeing it from an artistic viewpoint will bring more of an appreciation for these unique birds.”

About the Community Fine Arts Center

The Community Fine Arts Center, a department of the Sweetwater County Library System, is dedicated to providing a variety of exhibits, performances and classes in the arts.

Along with exhibiting the permanent collection owned by Sweetwater County School District #1, a number of performances are scheduled in part through the generosity of the City of Rock Springs.

CFAC hours are Monday through Thursday 10 am to 6 pm and Friday and Saturday noon to 5 pm.