(Lander, WY) – Local artists of all ages came together for the “Sunflowers for Solidarity” exhibit on display at the Lander Bake Shop, which is up now through the end of April.
Sales from the show will go toward vetted relief efforts in Ukraine.
Behind the scenes is artist Melissa Strickler who shared how tickled she was with how quickly everything came together, and how supportive Bake Shop owner Angie Flint has been.
In about a week to a week and a half, we filled this place, she explained.
Participating artists range in age from four to 80, and live not only in Lander but Riverton as well.
“I really feel that art is a way to express what you’re feeling,” Strickler said. “And, you know, this is a tough situation we’re watching across the world, and so I think a lot of people needed a way to express themselves.”
Sunflowers are the national flower of Ukraine, and happen to be something everyone can create.
Strickler expressed how proud of the County she was and noted that while hanging the art a couple from Idaho was also impressed by the community coming together.
The art is available for purchase from each individual artist, not through the Bake Shop. Details are listed with each piece.
A closing reception is planned for the end of April. County 10 will share the details once a date and time have been finalized. Their list of vetted relief efforts can be viewed below.