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Two RHS students have work placed at Governor's Residence

Two RHS students have work placed at Governor's Residence

*Feature Photo: Rylan Peranteaux's window was a First Lady's Award winner. (RHS / Pitchengine Communities) * (Riverton, Wyo.) - There were 105 pieces of art taken from Riverton High School to the 47th Wyoming State High School Art Symposium in Casper two weeks ago. Nancy Sinners's art students took 64 pieces in painting, drawing, sculpture and pottery while Marianne Vinich's glass art students entered 41 pieces in mosaic, sculpture, mixed media, fused glass and stained glass. Combined, RHS students were awarded 48 first place ribbons, and two students won the "First Lady of Wyoming Art Award" for pieces that will be displayed for the next year at the Governor's Residence in Cheyenne. Those students are Rylan Peranteaux for his Italian Fused Glass Landscape done in a century-old window frame from a house in Cheyenne and Jori Skaggs' fused glass platter of a Wyoming Storm in Autumn. [image: Inline image 1] *Jori Skaggs' platter "Wyoming Storm in Autumn. (RHS / Pitchengine Communities) * The RHS glass program was also honored to receive a commission from the Governor's Residence Foundation for an 8' tall glass piece of Wyoming's iconic "Steamboat" horse and rider. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with funds raised privately. "We are so proud that RHS Glass students will be creating this project," Vinich said. "We are exceptionally proud that the First Lady chose us. It is magnificent that 100s of hands will be working on it. We are super excited about it." The project will be started this year after final consultations with First Lady Carol Mead. Vinich said the work would carry over into next fall as well as it is such a large project. The large glass piece will be placed on a natural stone wall at the Governor's residence. *(NOTE: LVHS students won 45 blue ribbons, a First Lady's Award and a Congressional Award; Dubois students won 30 first place awards; Wind River High artists gathered up 14 ribbons and Fort Washakie had three blue ribbons. More photos coming.)* #county10 #news