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Our community is large and wildly diverse, which is at the same time our strength and our weakness. #Activate10 is a movement seeking to increase communication between individuals and organizations across Fremont County and to promote positive action in our communities.

The mural painting project on the central restroom in Lander City Park was commissioned by AtLAS (At Lander Arts and Sciences) in an effort to bring art, science, and the community together, the Lander Art Center (LAC) shared. “Dannine Donaho and Lori Hunter of Snow Deep Designs began designing and painting this mural in the fall of 2019 with the intent to bring the community together to help paint in the Spring of 2020.”

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Each portion of the mural represents a part of the Popo Agie Watershed, according to the LAC. The water droplets represent water itself and its importance to life in Wyoming. Folks are asked to paint something inside each droplet that represents the importance of water to all life on Earth.

h/t LAC

Due to Covid-19, the community aspect was changed. As a result, the LAC is inviting the community to participate through individual painting kits. They hope you will feel a sense of helpfulness, connectedness, and enjoy a small creative expression, even though the community cannot work together at this time.

The painting kits are currently located in a bin near the front of the central restroom near the Women’s door. LAC will check every other day on the status of the kits. If you find the bin empty, you can text 307-438-2116 or 307-421-8760 and they will try to replenish asap. Kits will be resupplied until the water droplets are painted.

Due to Covid-19, the ongoing pandemic, the Lander Art Center asks you to respect these simple guidelines:

  • First, please wash your hands with soap inside the restroom before touching the bins.
  • Do not paint when another party is painting(only 1-3 persons in a party at a time).
  • Wear a mask as a courtesy to toilet patrons, don’t cough or sneeze toward each other.
  • Keep 6 feet or more distance between you and others.
  • Take turns.
  • Be courteous.
  • We don’t want to be the reason the pandemic persists.

Instructions on how to paint the water droplets are on the bin lid. Please read the instructions first, after washing your hands. Please remember to text your name to 307-349-0942 or write your name clearly on the paper inside the lid of the“finished” box, pencils are provided inside the“finished” bin or use your own writing implement. When the project is complete, LAC will paint all of the names of those who helped on the mural near the roof-line edge of the mural.

The above information was provided by the Lander Art Center. 

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