Back in the September 2013 edition of 15 Bytes we featured a photo essay on the street art — public and private — of South Salt Lake. Because our office is in the city, we continue to get to know the area and discover new gems, including this pair of murals on the sides of the Bonwood Bowling Center. On the south side, V. Kim Martinez directed University of Utah art students in the completion of Wandemer To Nibbley, a 98′ x 15′ mural featuring a dancing couple on a carousel, in 2006. The north side features a mural designed and painted by students at the Cottonwood Treatment Center, under the direction of art teacher Elizabeth Bunker. The scene of aging dandelions and large fields of color, was part of South Salt Lake’s Community Connection project, which works to involve youth in creative service projects, which was launched by Mayor Cherie Wood in 2011.
Check them out for yourselves. The Bonwood Bowling Center is located at 2500 South Main Street.
With our In Plain Site byline we feature publicly viewable art, both official and street art, throughout the state of Utah.