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Winners announced by Summit County Public Arts Council for roundabout art projects

The Summit County Public Arts Council announced the winners of the award to create public art for the Jeremy Ranch and Pinebrook roundabouts. Don Kennell and Lisa Adler from Santa Fe, New Mexico, were chosen to create large metal sculptures of animals. While the council liked their proposal for a moose, they are asking the artists to consider another animal for the second project. Don Kennell and Lisa Adler proposed a moose and a bear, about 20 and 25 feet tall respectively.

The Summit County Public Arts Council suggested a cougar, bobcat or elk instead. The total budget is up to $194,000 for both roundabout locations.

The goals for the project are to

  • Celebrate a strong sense of place, recognizing that the location of the roundabout is seated at a gateway to Summit County, UT.
  • Embodies the values of the local landscape, culture, history, and/or wildlife.
  • Serves as a welcoming entrance into Summit County, UT.
  • Engages the Summit County community during artwork project planning and installation.
  • Engages the viewer beyond the project’s installation.
  • Preference may be given to artists who utilize sustainable practices in their work.
  • Public safety and visibility is an important component.
  • Resists to general wear, vandalism, or theft; offers easy, minimal, and low-cost maintenance.
  • Meets all transportation safety laws, ordinances, regulations and guidelines, including all applicable height, sightline, color, and material requirements.

The final art pieces are meant to be completed in 2024 or 2025.

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