Local Art Decorates Cedar City
If you’ve been driving around Cedar City in the past few months, you may have noticed a few changes.
The Southern Utah Museum of Art in coordination with the Utah Department of Transportation commissioned art for many of the utility boxes around town.
Jessica Kinsey SUMA’s Executive Director and Chair of the Iron County Public Arts Commission oversaw the selection of the artist's work to be displayed on utility boxes throughout Cedar City, Parowan, and Brian Head. This piece is just going to focus on the art in Cedar City.
Jessica had seen “decorated utility boxes in other Utah communities and other states where there are public art projects like applying art to utility boxes.”
It was decided that the art pieces would be transferred to vinyl so they would last longer, and it was essential to Jessica that money was set aside in the budget to pay the artists involved for their work.
When I asked Jessica about budgeting to pay the artists for their work, she mentioned how important it was as artists are many times asked to pay an application fee. “They budgeted to pay artists per selected design and had one artist that ended up contributing three designs.”
“SUU Mandala” by Mallory Sanders
Located at the corner of University Blvd and 300 West in front of the J. Ruben Clark, Jr Alumni House.
“Cedar Breaks” by Mary Jabens
Located at the corner of University Blvd. and Main Street in front of the Mayor's Park.
“Thurnderbird” by Farron Kanosh
Located at the corner of Thunderbird Way and 300 West
“Hoodoos” by Rachel Koch
Located by the Maverick on the corner of Main Street and Thunderbird Way.
“Petroglyphs” by Malcolm Howard
Located at the corner of SR-130 and 3000 North in front of the Maverick.