Travis Ivey was the first artist to begin working with the Laramie Mural Project in 2011. He is a 5th generation Wyoming native. His paintings reflect the beauty of the modern west and the impacts of development on the landscape. While Ivey is drawn to the more industrial environments, he enjoys exploring opportunities to paint a wide range of subjects. Painting en plein air has helped him continue to learn new ways to develop stylistically, and maintain a fresh perspective in his studio work. Travis painted Hollyhock Haven in 2011, Crossing Sherman Hill in 2013 and worked on the collaborative fish mural, Gill Street. http://www.travisivey.com/ 

Travis Ivey was the first artist to begin working with the Laramie Mural Project in 2011. He is a 5th generation Wyoming native. His paintings reflect the beauty of the modern west and the impacts of development on the landscape.

While Ivey is drawn to the more industrial environments, he enjoys exploring opportunities to paint a wide range of subjects. Painting en plein air has helped him continue to learn new ways to develop stylistically, and maintain a fresh perspective in his studio work.

Travis painted Hollyhock Haven in 2011, Crossing Sherman Hill in 2013 and worked on the collaborative fish mural, Gill Street.

http://www.travisivey.com/ 

Chelsea Lowry joined the Laramie Mural Project in 2014 out of a desire to give back to the community. She was born in Laramie and was thrilled to return in 2010 and found that the community valued freedom of expression, local pride, gorgeous natural spaces, honest western courtesy and genuine care for one’s neighbor.  As an artist and contributing member of the project, Chelsea hopes to create art that not only expresses the splendor of Laramie as a unique place and art that encourages visitors to find beauty and pride in the Gem City.

Chelsea Lowry joined the Laramie Mural Project in 2014 out of a desire to give back to the community. She was born in Laramie and was thrilled to return in 2010 and found that the community valued freedom of expression, local pride, gorgeous natural spaces, honest western courtesy and genuine care for one’s neighbor. 

As an artist and contributing member of the project, Chelsea hopes to create art that not only expresses the splendor of Laramie as a unique place and art that encourages visitors to find beauty and pride in the Gem City.

June Glasson is an artist and designer that lives in Laramie, WY. She was born in Oyster Bay, NY in 1979 and received her B.A./B.F.A. from Cornell University in 2002. She is the recipient of the 2010 New York Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship and the 2015 Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship. Her paintings have been exhibited at The Nicolaysen Museum in Casper, The National Portrait Gallery in London, Nature Morte Gallery in Berlin and various New York and US galleries. They have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New American Paintings, The Paris Review, Guernica Magazine, People Magazine, Domino, Asymptote Magazine, SAND Journal, Diner Journal and the Film My Idiot Brother. She is also the co-founder of the Wyoming Art Party. http://www.juneglasson.com

June Glasson is an artist and designer that lives in Laramie, WY. She was born in Oyster Bay, NY in 1979 and received her B.A./B.F.A. from Cornell University in 2002. She is the recipient of the 2010 New York Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship and the 2015 Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship. Her paintings have been exhibited at The Nicolaysen Museum in Casper, The National Portrait Gallery in London, Nature Morte Gallery in Berlin and various New York and US galleries. They have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New American Paintings, The Paris Review, Guernica Magazine, People Magazine, Domino, Asymptote Magazine, SAND Journal, Diner Journal and the Film My Idiot Brother. She is also the co-founder of the Wyoming Art Party.

http://www.juneglasson.com

Meg Thompson Stanton is a working artist, Coordinator of the Laramie Public Art Coalition, a Laramie Mural Project artist, and co-founder of Wyoming Art Party.  Originally from Laramie, she received her B.A. from the University of Montana. After working as a carpenter throughout the West, and as a cabinetmaker in New York City, Thompson evolved into a professional visual artist and furniture maker.  After being away from Wyoming for 15 years, she moved back to Laramie in 2011 and joined the mural project is 2013. In 2013 she won the commission to design bike racks for downtown Laramie.  In 2014-2015 Thompson worked for the public art consulting team, Renee Piechocki and Jennifer McGregor, in developing the Laramie Public Art Plan. Thompson is currently part of the group working on the Gill St extension. megthompsonart.com slowelk.com

Meg Thompson Stanton is a working artist, Coordinator of the Laramie Public Art Coalition, a Laramie Mural Project artist, and co-founder of Wyoming Art Party.  Originally from Laramie, she received her B.A. from the University of Montana. After working as a carpenter throughout the West, and as a cabinetmaker in New York City, Thompson evolved into a professional visual artist and furniture maker.  After being away from Wyoming for 15 years, she moved back to Laramie in 2011 and joined the mural project is 2013. In 2013 she won the commission to design bike racks for downtown Laramie.  In 2014-2015 Thompson worked for the public art consulting team, Renee Piechocki and Jennifer McGregor, in developing the Laramie Public Art Plan. Thompson is currently part of the group working on the Gill St extension.

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Bethann Garramon Merkle is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer, and educator fascinated by how ecosystems work. She teaches science communication courses at the University of Wyoming, where she also works as an illustrator and writer for the Wyoming Migration Initiative (www.migrationinitiative.org). Her contribution to the “Gill Street” mural extension – “School of the High Plains” – highlights Wyoming’s epic Path of the Pronghorn. At 100-miles each way, it is one of the longest migrations made by a hooved mammal in North America. Merkle’s design is a playful interpretation of these animals (a unique species endemic to our region) and their high-elevation summer ranges, low-elevation winter ranges, and the open, intact, sagebrush ecosystem upon which they depend. In her work, Merkle explores how stories influence people’s understanding and appreciation of topics like biodiversity, landscape conservation, and human-wildlife interactions. Merkle’s holds a B.A. in environmental studies, wilderness issues, and fine art (University of Montana, 2007) and an MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing (University of Wyoming, 2017). Connect with her at www.ecologicallytruestory.org.

Bethann Garramon Merkle is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer, and educator fascinated by how ecosystems work. She teaches science communication courses at the University of Wyoming, where she also works as an illustrator and writer for the Wyoming Migration Initiative (www.migrationinitiative.org). Her contribution to the “Gill Street” mural extension – “School of the High Plains” – highlights Wyoming’s epic Path of the Pronghorn. At 100-miles each way, it is one of the longest migrations made by a hooved mammal in North America. Merkle’s design is a playful interpretation of these animals (a unique species endemic to our region) and their high-elevation summer ranges, low-elevation winter ranges, and the open, intact, sagebrush ecosystem upon which they depend. In her work, Merkle explores how stories influence people’s understanding and appreciation of topics like biodiversity, landscape conservation, and human-wildlife interactions. Merkle’s holds a B.A. in environmental studies, wilderness issues, and fine art (University of Montana, 2007) and an MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing (University of Wyoming, 2017). Connect with her at www.ecologicallytruestory.org.

Lindsay Stoffers is a self-taught artist who has been in the business of creating since she hung her first painting on the wall when she was just a child.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (2007) and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2014) from the University of Wyoming.  She is currently employed as a Mental Health Counselor and Teacher at ICARE, a program within Albany County School District #1 for students with severe social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. In this setting Lindsay uses art therapy as a vessel for recovery and growth with the students she has the privilege to serve.  Lindsay’s inspiration stems from the narratives she hears in the counseling setting, children & adolescent’s use of bold colors and lines, the strength and resiliency that she has witnessed in her community and throughout the world, and the incredible depth and courage of the human spirit.  Lindsay has traveled the world, living and working in South Korea, Thailand, and India.  She has exhibited her work on Jeju Island, South Korea (2009) auctioning all of her work to fund school supplies, food, pillows, and medication for 35 homeless children in Kerala, India.  She most recently displayed her work at the 2017 Touchstone Laramie Art Exhibit in Laramie, Wyoming.  When Lindsay joined the mural project she was eight months pregnant with her first and only child.  Her contribution to the Gil Street Mural highlights strength and resiliency within the female archetype and has symbolism hidden throughout.  The design is dedicated to her beautiful son, River Nash Stoffers, whom was born the day painting on the Gil Street Extension began.

Meghan Meier has been with the project since it’s beginning in 2011 and is a local tattooist and owner of Rolling Tattoo. She is interested in how geometric and abstract forms can be made to represent the local landscape, and often paints whimsical scenes of anthropomorphic animals or trees. Meghan painted Grainery Grove in 2011 – 2013 (behind the Big Dipper) and Escape, 2012 at Undercover Beds and Spa and worked collaboratively on Gill Street.

Meghan Meier has been with the project since it’s beginning in 2011 and is a local tattooist and owner of Rolling Tattoo. She is interested in how geometric and abstract forms can be made to represent the local landscape, and often paints whimsical scenes of anthropomorphic animals or trees.

Meghan painted Grainery Grove in 2011 – 2013 (behind the Big Dipper) and Escape, 2012 at Undercover Beds and Spa and worked collaboratively on Gill Street.

Dan Toro is a local artist who enjoys the creative voice art can bring out in all mediums. Dan is very thankful for the opportunity to be within a group of artists who desire to transform the Laramie community with art by brightening small areas of the city one wall at a time. Dan painted Growth in 2012, Book Shelf in 2013 and collaboratively worked on the fish mural, Gill Street.

Dan Toro is a local artist who enjoys the creative voice art can bring out in all mediums. Dan is very thankful for the opportunity to be within a group of artists who desire to transform the Laramie community with art by brightening small areas of the city one wall at a time.

Dan painted Growth in 2012, Book Shelf in 2013 and collaboratively worked on the fish mural, Gill Street.

Colleen Friday is an artist whose artwork starts as penciled geometric designs on graph paper that then make their way into digital collages, lasercut jewelry, fabric prints and aerosol paintings.  She uses designs handed down from her mother, a beadwork artist, as well as new imagery inspired by Arapaho symbolism and stories. She sees a connection between how she uses layers of geometric stencil designs with aerosol paint and how Native beadwork artists use different patterns with beads, often changing colors or sizes or recombining with new elements to create original designs and their own distinct style. Colleen Friday is an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, whose ancestors inhabited southeastern Wyoming, southwestern Nebraska and Colorado.

Colleen Friday is an artist whose artwork starts as penciled geometric designs on graph paper that then make their way into digital collages, lasercut jewelry, fabric prints and aerosol paintings.  She uses designs handed down from her mother, a beadwork artist, as well as new imagery inspired by Arapaho symbolism and stories. She sees a connection between how she uses layers of geometric stencil designs with aerosol paint and how Native beadwork artists use different patterns with beads, often changing colors or sizes or recombining with new elements to create original designs and their own distinct style. Colleen Friday is an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, whose ancestors inhabited southeastern Wyoming, southwestern Nebraska and Colorado.

Evan Levi joined the Laramie Mural Project in 2014 and is a lifelong Laramie resident, raised on community and hard work. Evan has worked in downtown Laramie for his father, Lester Levi at Van’s Wholesale for most of his life. Evan is a craftsman and paints for the pure joy of it. He has shown his work in Denver and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Evan worked collaboratively on the fish mural. 

Evan Levi joined the Laramie Mural Project in 2014 and is a lifelong Laramie resident, raised on community and hard work. Evan has worked in downtown Laramie for his father, Lester Levi at Van’s Wholesale for most of his life.

Evan is a craftsman and paints for the pure joy of it. He has shown his work in Denver and Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Evan worked collaboratively on the fish mural. 

Adam Herrera is a photographer, documentarian, and former award-winning newspaper journalist.  He has served in leadership roles for three documentary projects including Svara (2008); Revelar los Enlaces (2010); and Following the Manito Trail (2016). He has also served as the Digital Media Editor for the University of Wyoming and News Editor for the Douglas Budget newspaper in Douglas, WY. Herrera grew up in Eagle, Michigan, and came to Wyoming in 2011. He holds degrees from Northern Michigan University and Brooks Institute. Examples of his work may be found at  http://www.adamherrera.com

Adam Herrera is a photographer, documentarian, and former award-winning newspaper journalist.  He has served in leadership roles for three documentary projects including Svara (2008); Revelar los Enlaces (2010); and Following the Manito Trail (2016). He has also served as the Digital Media Editor for the University of Wyoming and News Editor for the Douglas Budget newspaper in Douglas, WY. Herrera grew up in Eagle, Michigan, and came to Wyoming in 2011. He holds degrees from Northern Michigan University and Brooks Institute. Examples of his work may be found at 

http://www.adamherrera.com

Nancy Marlatt is an artist and designer that lives in Laramie, WY. She was born in Denver, Colorado in 1971 and earned her B.A. in Molecular Biology and B.A. in Environmental Biology both at the University of Colorado (1998), and most recently her BFA at the University of Wyoming (2015). She has exhibited at Creative Works in Denver, Colorado; Gallery 234 at the University of Wyoming; and other local venues in Laramie, WY including the Laramie Pop-Up Art Walk in 2016. Primarily working in watercolor, she is most influenced by the people, places and events that have impacted her life; and her art is a reflection of that. A mother of a child with Autism, she aims to provoke thoughtful discussion and to educate or advocate for the differences that make us the same--human www.NancyMarlatt.com  

Nancy Marlatt is an artist and designer that lives in Laramie, WY. She was born in Denver, Colorado in 1971 and earned her B.A. in Molecular Biology and B.A. in Environmental Biology both at the University of Colorado (1998), and most recently her BFA at the University of Wyoming (2015). She has exhibited at Creative Works in Denver, Colorado; Gallery 234 at the University of Wyoming; and other local venues in Laramie, WY including the Laramie Pop-Up Art Walk in 2016. Primarily working in watercolor, she is most influenced by the people, places and events that have impacted her life; and her art is a reflection of that. A mother of a child with Autism, she aims to provoke thoughtful discussion and to educate or advocate for the differences that make us the same--human

www.NancyMarlatt.com

 

Peter Laegreid is a fisherman who does art and work on the side. Currently living in Laramie, he has resided on both coasts and the midwest, and graduated from Hastings College with a B.A. in English Literature. Peter is active in Laramie as the Outreach Specialist for Ark Regional Services and as president of the Laramie Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited. An avid hunter and angler, his art generally reflects his quarry, with a special emphasis on salmonids. As such, it was a great honor for him to be chosen to help on the Gill Street Mural extension, and he was very happy to have the challenge of working on a much larger scale than his usual pen and paper.

        John Deines is a 21 year old artist that was born and raised in Laramie Wyoming. I am currently working towards a degree in graphic design at the University of Wyoming. My work is influenced by my feelings and often portrays a spiritual representation, or feeling. My work is mostly inspired by nature and seeing other people create their own works of art. I hope my work will inspire others to create and pursue what they desire in life.

Jeff Hubbell and Lindsay Olson, mural artists since 2013, proudly consider themselves Laramie locals. Although they are passionate about traveling they always love coming home to Laramie because it is such a loving and creative environment. Their artistic goal is to share that love and creativity from an unexpected perspective. Jeff and Lindsay are the artists behind Prairie Dog Town behind the Curiosity Shoppe, Herb House and Atmosphere Mountain Works and worked on the fish mural, Gill Street. http://www.105degreeswestprintshop.com

Jeff Hubbell and Lindsay Olson, mural artists since 2013, proudly consider themselves Laramie locals. Although they are passionate about traveling they always love coming home to Laramie because it is such a loving and creative environment. Their artistic goal is to share that love and creativity from an unexpected perspective.

Jeff and Lindsay are the artists behind Prairie Dog Town behind the Curiosity Shoppe, Herb House and Atmosphere Mountain Works and worked on the fish mural, Gill Street.

http://www.105degreeswestprintshop.com

Lindsay Olson

Lindsay Olson