River Piece, 1979

Ken Spiering
(American, born 1950)

Location: Republic Elementary-Junior-Senior High School, Republic


River Piece is a three-paneled painting by artist Ken Spiering that celebrates the beauty of the natural landscape. He notes that this piece is intended as "an expression, larger than life, of the collective impressions of life's moments around a special northern Wyoming river."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Republic School District.


Northwest artist Ken Spiering creates artworks in many different media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Many of his works have been created for public spaces, with a focus on natural imagery rich with metaphor.

Material CategoryPainting - paint on fabric
MediumOil paint on canvas with alder wood frames
Dimensions5 ft 10 in x 15 ft
ID NumberWSAC1979.075.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyRepublic School District
Artwork LocationRepublic Elementary-Junior-Senior High School
Hallway behind High School Stage
WA CountyFerry
Site TypePublic School
Address30306 E Hwy 20
Republic, WA 99166
Geo. Coordinates48.641772, -118.726763
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