The Legend of Desert Dust

A one-of-a-kind bronze of a one-of-a-kind horse available for silent auction this weekend

At the annual Festival of the Arts, the Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC) will be holding a silent auction for a one-of-a-kind bronze inspired by a one-of-a-kind wild horse.

The bronze, “Desert Dust,” was created by the late Jerry Palen and donated by his wife, Ann. Desert Dust was a famous wild palomino stallion from the Red Desert. According to Ann, the sculpture donated to the PVAC is an artist-proof edition and is the last of its kind.

“Jerry was working on another bronze and decided to do a bronze of Desert Dust, a famous wild horse captured in the Red Desert in the 1940s,” Ann said. “We...


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