Remembering Place

Artist inspired by Western landscape, global culture

Interested in art or Western culture? Doug Casebeer's "Remembering Place" art showing will be at Laramie County Community College through March 30.

Casebeer, an internationally known artist, volunteered to return to LCCC's Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery in the Fine Arts Building. Matt West, LCCC art instructor and gallery curator said, "He does a great deal of travel and was here a few years ago to show some of his work."

Doug Casebeer

While living in Colorado, Casebeer uses the Western landscape as his inspiration.

"My art work is influenced by rural archetypal forms of the Western landscape and from many years of experiencing different global cultures," Casebeer said in his artist statement. "I look for beauty, balance and grace in my artwork. Through my artwork I try to come to an understanding of myself and the world around me."

In the fall of 2010, West said he attended another Casebeer show in Colorado and said he saw "similar pieces and structures to the ones that will be in this show." Casebeer said his "work looks to honor the spirit of human existence. Within my work I search for meaning in the relationships between the ideas of storage, shelter and nourishment."

The pieces to be shown in the gallery will be new pieces that Casebeer has recently created and will show some of the many techniques that are taught at LCCC. "We teach some of his techniques in ceramics and sculpting," West said.

With the art showing, Casebeer will also give an artist lecture on March 6 at 1 p.m. on how he draws on his inspiration to create his idea, a workshop on March 7 from 9 a.m.–11 a.m., in which he will show some of his techniques to those interested in learning some pointers and attend a reception for the opening night on March 7 at noon.

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