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Posted on: November 7, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Art in Transit Installed at Kimballs Lane TRAX Station


A contemporary piece of artwork was recently installed at the Kimballs Lane TRAX Station. The sleek and modern standing sculpture is called "Sliced Eggs" and was designed to herald both Draper's agricultural past - when it was the "Egg Basket of America" - and its continual look to the future.The main piece consists of 10-foot stainless steel slats, the curvature of which is the equivalent of an eggs.

A committee of interested citizens was formed in early 2013 to formulate some ideas for the artwork at the station. They sent out a Request for Qualifications and then reviewed the submitted proposals. Our of 40 proposals, they selected the design that was submitted by a husband and wife team who live in South Jordan. The artists who designed the piece are Rob and Shelley Beishline of Tooza Design.

"The committee did a remarkable job defining its priorities for the design," said Utah Transit Authority employee Steven Allnat, who represented the transit agency in the process. “They were so diligent about ensuring that both the community’s past and its future were represented in the art. Though not representational, the pieces absolutely achieve exactly how these committed citizens wanted Draper characterized through art. They studied and reviewed and took every step with the utmost seriousness and concern.”

Committee members included: Russell Fox, Jean Hendricksen, Leslie Johnson, Lyn Kimball, William Rappleye, LaMont Smith and Stefania Wilks.

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