by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
displayed at Riverton High School
The mural-sized painting, mounted on the exterior of the local high school has been the topic of numerous Letters to the Editor in past weeks. Those who shared their views state this painting with wine bottles is not appropriate for a school that has zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol.
Who knew that a painting created in the 1800s would cause such a controversy in 2011.
Eventually, someone involved in the project wrote a response. She invited those who voiced their opinions to take a "Walk on the Art Side" and view the other works of art in the community, some of which I already featured here.
The project has exposed the community to a diverse collection of art. They include:
Pitcher with Bowl of Fruit
displayed at school district administrative office
displayed at Riverton City Hall
Bronc to Breakfast
by C.M. Russell
displayed at Community Entry Services
displayed at Riverton Tire and Oil
displayed at A.D. Martin Lumber
Do you think the committee should have selected a different painting to display on the high school building?