Hanson’s mustangs at The Red Peak Gallery

By: Lisa S. Icenogle

May 22, 2023 | Casper College News

Photo of Chad Hanson looking for wild mustangs.

Chad Hanson will appear at The Red Peak Gallery on Thursday, June 1, starting at 6 p.m. to talk about his current exhibit at the gallery under the banner of the Wyoming Mustang Institute.

“There will be a talk, the exhibit, a gallery tour, and live music for this event,” said Hanson, Casper College sociology instructor and wild horse advocate. Hanson is the co-founder of the Wyoming Mustang Institute. “My wife, Lynn, and I founded the institute, which works through research and advocacy to ensure healthy and stable wild horse populations on public land,” he said.

Hanson’s exhibit, “Wild Horses. Wild Places.,” features breathtaking photos of Wyoming’s wild mustangs and is made possible thanks to a Spark Grant from Wyoming Humanities. “Combining the arts, literature, history, and jurisprudence, the project begins with an exhibit of equine photographs and highlights excerpts from Hanson’s newest book, ‘In a Land of Awe: Finding Reverence in the Search for Wild Horses,’” according to Wyoming Humanities.

The art show is free and open to the public. The Red Peak Gallery is inside First State Bank at 330 South Center Street in downtown Casper. The exhibit is currently on display through June 7 and can be viewed from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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