Riverton High School art students have returned from the Wyoming High School Activities Association’s 46th annual Art Symposium in Casper and display their work and awards in the school library.
Over 5,000 art pieces were displayed at the show in Casper from students across the state. 150 Riverton students attended.
High school art teacher Marianne Vinach said Governor Mead’s wife Carol Mead has attended for the past 4 years. Vinach said Mead took down all of the art work in the governor’s mansion and replaced it with art by Wyoming high school students. One of Riverton’s lucky students had her art work selected. She made a fused glass piece of a bluebonnet, the state flower of Texas, where her mother was raised.
“I get to go and visit it in the governor’s mansion and that will be really exciting and I’m just looking forward to having such a great opportunity,” said student Victoria Verosky.
Other students received ribbons for paintings and other glass art work. Students can receive scholarships to college for their artwork. Many of Riverton’s students, hope to pursue art in college.