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North Cheyenne Canon: Starsmore Visitor Center: Slice of the Rocky Mountains

Category: Mural
North Cheyenne Canon: Starsmore Visitor Center: Slice of the Rocky Mountains

This acrylic on plaster mural is located next to the stairs leading to the lower level of Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center in North Cheyenne Canon. It was painted in 1992 by Jon Vriesen. The Center provides:

  • Free Cañon Maps
  • Regional Information
  • A Bird-watching Window
  • Fascinating Dioramas and hands-on Nature Exhibits
  • Books, videos, and hummingbird feeders for sale
  • Programs: Guided hikes, children’s nature programs, Golden Prospects, Birthday Parties, Tipi Raising & Ute Heritage Workshop, Junior Ranger Program and more!

This mural was painted in 1992 by Jon Vriesen, a Denver artist, as part of the relocation of an historic stone building, to its current location (from Nevada and Cheyenne Mountain Road where it was originally the home of the Starsmore family) to serve as a visitor and nature center for North Cheyenne Canon Park (a Colorado Springs City park.) The mural and the associated rock work, with a working water feature, depicts a view of Silver Cascade Falls looking out onto the plains. See the below photos below for details. (Source: Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center staff)

Location

2120 S Cheyenne Cañon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO, 80906

Contact information

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Medium type: Paint (acrylic, oil, etc.)

Date created: 1992