By Al Mansell
Utah State Senator, District 9
In the old Senate Chambers of the Utah State Capitol Building, on the north wall, behind the Senate President’s chair was a landscape mural of Lake Utah.
When the legislature moves back to the Capitol for the 2008 Session you will see that landscape again, plus two new murals high on the east and west walls.
The Senate Murals Selection Committee has decided one mural should represent the stunning southern regions of the state with red sandstone arches, indigenous art and the enormous western blue skies. The other will focus on the beautiful valleys and mountains of Northern Utah, featuring fruit orchards in full blossom framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Wasatch Range.
In this way, the cumulative effective of the three murals will pay a sweeping tribute to the people and landscape of Utah – north, central, and south.
The Capitol Preservation Board is currently accepting resumes and portfolios of qualified artists.
If you need information, please contact Judith at the Capitol Preservation Board: 538-3074. Do not contact any member of the senate - artists that lobby will be disqualified.
The Capitol, ultimately, is your building.
We hope you will like the new décor!