Photo of the Day: Standing proud at CWC

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Sacajawea, or Sacagawea, also Sakakawea, was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who guided the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This heroic bronze of her by the late sculptor Harry Jackson is on the campus of Central Wyoming College and stands next to the Intertribal Education and Community Center. 

3 Comments

  1. Elsie Manzanares Barajas

    Why does a bronze sculpture need paint?

  2. Michael Smith

    Why Elsie thats the way Harry designed it {:>)

  3. Mark Harris

    Michael, while you are correct about Harry designing with color the current statue at CWC is not what Harry designed. Harry took great pains to color the faces in his works to show a more realistic color and shading (look at the works in the lobby of the Peck Center). CWC has changed the artist's display of the and coloring of the statue (they actually had it redone by a local artist) without Harry Jackson's permission, consent or prior knowledge. Kind of like repainting the Blue Boy in red. It is unfortunate that an institution of higher education has so little regard for the intellectual property rights of one Wyoming's greatest artist.
    Mark O. Harris, President of the Board of Directors of the Harry Jackson Institute

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