Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander has appointed a committee to oversee the design and installation of a mural in downtown Cadiz. The committee members are Paul Fourshee, Bryan Blaylock, Kim Fortner and Joan Demers.
Alexander said his intention is for the mural to be unveiled as part of the Cadiz - Trigg County Bicentennial celebration in 2020. The mural is sponsored by the county, the city and the tourist commission. The site of the mural will be the wall on the north side of the Trigg County Justice Center parking lot.
"There have been many requests for a mural, and this site is quite visible and obviously the prime location for one," said committee chair Paul Fourshee.
The wall is owned by H. B. Quinn, and the county has established an agreement with Quinn for the purpose of using the wall long term.
"I am excited to appoint a committee to work on the first public art project that I can remember in Cadiz," Alexander said. "It seems that local governments across Kentucky are becoming more aware of the benefit of an iconic public artwork. It should be something of which our citizens can be proud, and visitors to our community will enjoy."
Those interested in making suggestions for the content of the mural are invited to stop by the Janice Mason Art Museum lobby between 10 a.m. and noon March 2. The committee will be there for an informal opportunity to hear ideas. Suggestions may be made by sending an email to email@example.com.
The committee has published a request for proposals in The Cadiz Record. The deadline for submitting the proposal is July 1. Interested artists should request an instruction packet through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to P.O. Box 952, Cadiz, KY 42211. Among the requirements to bid on the project are proof of insurance, bonding capabilities and examples of prior work.