Local artist John Perue creating public art display for Platte Valley Arts Council

Staff Report

Pairing art and repurposed materials is not foreign to Rawlins–born artist John Perue. The Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC) chose the Saratoga resident to create one of seven new public art displays.

Despite no formal art training, Perue learned at an early age that arts, crafts and hobbies could help one through the long Wyoming winters. With limited access to materials, tools and machinery, he learned to be resourceful in recycling and repurposing what was available.

Perue has teamed up with his wife Linda Fisher-Perue, an art teacher and artist herself, to explore art principl...


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