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Chris Navarro

Chris Navarro works on his sculpture, “Rough Waters,” at the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody. Gov. Matt Mead selected him Tuesday as a recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Arts Award.

A bronze sculptor, a watercolor artist, a musician and a former University of Wyoming faculty member are among the recipients of the 2015 Governor's Arts Award.

The Wyoming Arts Council announced Tuesday that Gov. Matt Mead chose his winners for the annual award, according to a news release.

“I have selected six recipients this year," Mead said in the release. "They show the broad range of talent we have in Wyoming who contribute so much to the arts and arts economy. I look forward to the awards ceremony and congratulate these deserving recipients.”

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Two winners hailed from Laramie. They were Cedric Reverand II, who is a former UW Cultural Program director, and Paul Taylor, a musician and storyteller. Two other winners came from Casper. Chris Navarro is a famous bronze sculptor and Brian Scott Gamroth is the morning announcer for KTWO Radio and serves on arts-related boards.

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Sarah Rogers, a winner out of Sundance, is a watercolor artist known for her tropical take on Western art. The Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation of Thermopolis also received the award.

The six recipients will be honored at the Governor’s Arts Awards Gala at Little America in Cheyenne on Feb. 26.

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