Art for airport mural chosen
Clintonville Common Council approval needed
By Bert Lehman
Three art concepts have been chosen to go before the Clintonville City Council for approval to use for a three-panel mural at the Clintonville Airport.
The Clintonville Airport Committee chose the three pieces of art when it met Sept. 7. The Clintonville City Council was scheduled to consider approving the three pieces of art when it met Sept. 14.
During the discussion at the committee meeting, Assistant City Administrator and Public Works Director Caz Muske said the three-panel mural would be located on the backside of the hangar that has the lounge in it.
“As you drive in to the airport that’s one of the first things you’ll see, the back of the airport lounge,” Muske said.
Before members of the committee reviewed the pieces of art, Mayor Rich Beggs said he did not want the mural to look “childish.”
“If you look at some of those drawings, they are just rough drawings, but some of them are childish, I would say. Some are not,” Beggs said. “When we get done, whatever you select, I hope that the ultimate goal is it adds a feeling of professionalism to the airport.”
Muske said the Pigeon River Artists organization submitted the drawings under consideration.
“We are commissioning them for this project, so if there are things we want to change, we can have that further conversation,” Muske said. “This is the concept. The three-panel concept that we’re voting on today.”
Committee member Duane Reetz agreed with Beggs, citing the types of planes that North Central Airlines in Clintonville was noted for. He said he did not think any of the art samples properly depicted those types of planes.
Muske said details like that, as well as dates can be changed on the pieces of art once the committee approved a concept for the pieces of art.