Art on Loan program will add color to Ivins City Hall

IVINS — It’s been a year in the making, but Ivins City Hall is about to get artsier. 

The 2-foot-thick central wall of the new Ivins City Hall, which is its main feature. It is meant to symbolize earth, water and work, Ivins, Utah, Nov. 5, 2021 | Photo by Chris Reed, St. George News

The city’s Arts Commission has selected six pieces from local artists that were approved by the Ivins City Council at its Jan. 5 meeting to be displayed throughout Ivins City Hall as part of the new Ivins Art on Loan program.

“We look forward to seeing those,” Ivins Mayor Mike Hart said. “They’re beautiful.”

The council approved the program and set in motion the search for art last January. The pieces selected among the 10 submissions include a photo of a Kayenta sunset separated into five pieces, a metal sculpture depicting a sunrise and an oil painting inspired by “Dances With Wolves.”

Like the similar Art Around the Corner program in St. George, the pieces will be on display for a year during which time they are available for purchase from the artist. 

The first six will be on display in and outside Ivins City Hall from April 2023 to April 2024.

The following pieces were selected:

  • Elizabeth Forney, “Cottonwood Glory,” photograph on metal.
  •  Judith Hutcheson, “Confrontation,” oil on canvas.
  •  Brad Johnsen, “Golden Flame,” acrylic and high gloss resin on canvas.
  •  Lance Ludlow, “Petrified Sun Metal,” glass and rock sculpture.
  • Charly Moore, “Kayenta Sunset,” five-panel photograph on aluminum.
  • Darcy Lee Saxton, “Seven Sages,” acrylic on canvas.

Check the gallery below and the video to see the artistic selections. 

Photo Gallery

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