(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Three pedestals will soon be installed on various corners in downtown Cheyenne used to display bronze art pieces as part of the ongoing Capitol Avenue Bronze Project
The goal of the project is to have a bronze art piece on all four corners
of intersections from 16th St./Lincolnway to 22nd St. up and down Capitol
*One of three pedestals to be installed in downtown Cheyenne. (Pitchengine
*Harvey Deselms with his shop pup. h/t photo: Harvey Deselms/Pitchengine
It has been a dream of Harvey Deselms, Owner of Deselms Fine Art
Gallery, to have bronze pieces placed along
17th St. and House Ave., between his art gallery and the hospital. Since
then, the project has launched into a much bigger idea of installing these
bronzes on all four corners of intersections throughout downtown.
Since starting the Capitol Avenue Bronze Project
in 2012, several
sculptures have already been installed, including "Fast Food," by Delmar
Pettigrew (pictured below) at the corner of 17th St. and Warren Ave.
*Bronze titled "Fast Food" installed in downtown Cheyenne. h/t Capitol
Avenue Bronze Project/Pitchengine Communities*
Unfortunately, a couple pieces have been stolen since their installations
in which Deselms stated, "We have learned a lot since then...the most
important lesson is really really really good glue and long bolts."
The three newest pedestals, funded by Visit Cheyenne, will be used to
display the bronze artworks of three artists:
*"Priority Mail" by Bobbie Carlyle*
This piece will be installed on the northwest corner of 21st St. and
Capitol Ave. by the downtown Post Office.
*"Devoted" by Chuck Weaver*
Dee Weaver donated this piece to the project on behalf of her late husband,
depicting two wolves proudly intertwined and in love. This piece will be
installed on the southeast corner of 18th St. and Capitol Avenue.
*"Hard to Leave" by Bobbie Carlyle*
**This piece will be placed at the Depot Museum next to the already placed
bronze woman sculpture titled, "New Beginnings," and is expected to be
installed this summer.
The life-sized cowboy with his duffle bag looking toward the Capitol is
meant to compliment the woman, "Visitors will have to finish the
story... Do their eyes meet and he chooses to stay? Does he make the hard
choice to leave Cheyenne? Does her "New Beginning" include him," Deselms
"If I'm still alive when this project gets done, I would like to see an arm
of the project from Capitol to Morrie Ave on 17th St. as it enters Holliday
Additional donations are needed to fully fund the "Priority Mail" piece,
and other donations are still being accepted for the other pieces. Donors
will have the opportunity to have their names placed on a plaque that will
be displayed on a bronze piece.
"Please consider adding your name, or a friend or loved one's name,"
*Current donors that will be added to the donor plaque of "Priority Mail."
h/t photo: Harvey Deselms/Pitchengine Communities *
Artists interested in donating a bronze sculpture are also encouraged to
participate in the project.
For more information on the Capitol Avenue Bronze Project, contact Harvey