New ArtSpot exhibited on Broadway – Buckrail


Professor Daniel Borup and students Isis Brinker, Ella Carlson, Sophia Garcia, Amber Lindsay, Sophia Patchin, Cordell Winward, Malaya Witt, Ericson Wittwer, Emily Ball, Sam Bush, Seth Hale, Madysen Humpherys, Kaden Jensen, Tara Shigihara and Anastasia Taylor pose in front of the new ArtSpot “A Puzzling Escape”. Photo: JH Art Public

JACKSON, Wyo. – A new ArtSpot premiered this week on Broadway with loose puzzle pieces.

Entitled “A Puzzling Escape,” the installation was created by Isis Brinker, a high school student from Shelley, Idaho, who developed the idea as part of a sculpture class led by art teacher Daniel Borup.

After being selected this fall during a public call for artists, the entire sculpture class collaborated in the construction and installation of the work.

The sculpture represents a half-finished puzzle, with brightly colored pieces escaping onto Karns Hill. Built from plywood and steel, seven other students – Emily Ball, Sam Bush, Seth Hale, Madysen Humpherys, Kaden Jensen, Tara Shigihara and Anastasia Taylor – came for a class trip to be installed at the ArtSpot on Monday. December 13. .

Daniel Borup and students Isis Brinker, Ella Carlson, Sophia Garcia, Amber Lindsay, Sophia Patchin, Cordell Winward, Malaya Witt, Ericson Wittwer, Emily Ball, Sam Bush, Seth Hale, Madysen Humpherys, Kaden Jensen, Tara Shigihara and Anastasia Taylor work to install the new ArtSpot. Photo: JH Art Public

“With this piece, there are no meanings or deep concepts foreseen. It’s just a fun and interesting sculpture. Knowing that it was designed and created by teenagers should also bring added value. Public art, in general, is a great way to beautify our world and make life a little more interesting, I expect this piece to do just that, ”Borup said.

The ArtSpot is a JH public art project, in which regional artists are invited to create site-specific installations that inspire moments of discovery and joy for the more than 30,000 daily drivers who pass by.

ArtSpot is actively seeking annual sponsors, contact Carrie Geraci [email protected], for opportunities.

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Lindsay Vallen is a community journalist who covers a bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife and amplifying community voices. Originally from the East Coast, Lindsay has lived in Wilson, Wyoming since 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.


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