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Posted on: February 7, 2023

My Corner Office: Views and Reflections from the Powder River Basin

Landscapes by Alan Nash

New Exhibit on Display at the Rockpile Museum: My Corner Office: Views and Reflections from the Powder River Basin by Alan Nash

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum and the Rockpile Museum Association are pleased to announce a new exhibit featuring the photographs of Powder River Basin photographer Alan Nash.  

My Corner Office: Views and Reflections from the Powder River Basin shows our region from a unique perspective, that of a railroad engineer.  The exhibit features an eclectic mix of photographs showing the Powder River Basin from Nash’s “office,” a diesel locomotive. The photos share the varied and beautiful landscapes of Wyoming including grasslands, industry, wildlife, weather, and of course railroads.  The photos were generously printed on canvas by the Rockpile Museum Association.  

“I’ve been a fan of Alan’s photos for many years,” says Rockpile Museum Director Robert Henning. “I love his perspective on our region and appreciate the fact that he is actively documenting the history that is happening around us every day.”  

“This is my first ever exhibit and I can’t imagine a better place to have it,” says Nash. “I am honored.”

“We are very thankful that Alan agreed to share his photos with the people of Gillette and Campbell County,” said Henning.  “He also agreed to allow us to sell all the canvases to benefit the museum through the Rockpile Museum Association. This will allow us to continue to offer new exhibits that enlighten our guests about the culture and history of the Powder River Basin.”  

My Corner Office: Views and Reflections from the Powder River Basin is open now and is included with admission to the museum.  Anyone interested in purchasing the canvas prints should visit the museum in person or contact Museum Director Robert Henning for prices.  For more information on the exhibit or the Rockpile Museum, please visit our website at or call us at 307-682-5723.  

About the Artist:

Alan “Vern” Nash was born and raised in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.   He graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1980 and attended Nebraska Western College.  

Alan was an auto mechanic until 1993 when he hired on with Chicago and North Western Railroad. The C&NW was taken over by the Union Pacific Railroad in August of 1995. Alan became an Engineer in October of 1994 and remains in that position today.  He has worked in the Powder River Basin his entire career.  

Alan has been a cartoonist and illustrator since 2003 and took up photography in the early 2010s. His art has been published in several Wyoming statewide publications.  You can find more of his photos on his social media accounts.

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