UTA to Debut Public Art in Utah County

Utah County Mural Date posted: October 11, 2011

Transit riders coming and going from the FrontRunner park-and-ride lot near Thanksgiving Point in Lehi and the bus shelter in front of Orem’s City Hall will be treated to a nice pop of color thanks to some local artists.

The mural in Lehi entitled “Connections,” was developed by students at the Lehi Arts Center under the direction of teacher Linnie Brown. The students involved in the project – Arissa B., Kylie B., Danielle G., Acacia G., Colin J., JJ M., Cole N., Skyler P., Savannah S., Abigail W.  – range in age from seven to 11 years old.

Images depicted in the artwork include the IM Flash building, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi Roller Mills, Lehi Legacy Center, along with other community attractions and a variety of houses.

The second mural is located on State Street in Orem in front fo City Hall.

The piece was created by local stained glass artist Jeanne Gromm. Jeanne enjoys finding the hidden beauty and has created a piece to guide viewers to some of Utah County’s most treasured spots.

The addition of these two pieces bring the total number of murals located in bus shelters to 11. Each year, UTA works to involve youth groups, local artists, seniors and community groups in the design and execution of bus shelter mural projects. For more information on participating, please visit UTA’s Art in Transit information page.

UTA will hold an unveiling ceremony to debut the two pieces on Monday, October 17 at 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Lehi park and ride, located at 3101 North Ashton Blvd.

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