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Volume 2, Number 2 - April 11, 2002
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Ruth Rawhouser created three trout swimming around an egg. The egg is on display at the White House.
Rawhouser art to be displayed at White House

Rawhouser art to be displayed at White House

At Easter time, the American Egg Board had a display of decorated eggs on display in the White House, with each state and the District of Columbia represented by an artist’s efforts. Big Piney’s Ruth Rawhouser was invited to depict the State of Wyoming in the display, and she painted three trout swimming around an egg.

Rawhouser said, "It was humbling to try to think of something to paint on a little bitty egg that would represent Wyoming ... I thought of buffalo and others .. and eventually came up with a trout."

She said Bettine Close, who painted last year’s White House egg, recommended her for the honor of what she called a "small, little thing," which is painted on a real chicken egg.

All 51 eggs can be viewed on the White House website, and the eggs from Wyoming and Texas were originally the first two eggs displayed (they are now in alphabetical order).

Rawhouser said the White House display will be taken down soon, and the eggs will be placed in a collection for the Bush Library.

If still on the website, Rawhouser’s egg can be viewed on along with the decorated eggs from the other states. If this page is not available, please see the Wyoming Egg page.

Photo credits:  Ruth Rawhouser

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