That is what Paula Lisowsky, administrator of the Janice Mason Art Museum, said last week. The JMAM, along with the Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre (SKIT), are part of the Cadiz Community Arts Center, which is overseeing the project.
“At this point, we are beginning to interview professional firms who do them and start the bidding process,” Lisowsky said.
CCAC members “have no preconceived notions” about what the mural will look like, said Lisowsky, who added that such professional firms will talk to community members and learn what the community is all about.
Lisowsky said they have been informally talking with attorney H.B. Quinn and Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries for a while. The wall the mural is to be painted on is on the outside of one of the walls of Quinn’s office.
After a couple of board meetings, the CCAC board voted to approach the county about the project, and the county asked them to oversee it, said Lisowsky. Although they are in charge of the project, the county will foot the bill, which could be at around $10,000, she added.
“But that’s just a number that I heard, and now our job is to find out what a ballpark is from these companies we’re approaching,” Lisowsky said.
One of the companies the group is approaching worked on murals at the Paducah waterfront, she said.
Last summer, three old buildings were demolished to make room for the parking lot. The parking lot was finished late last year.
In October 2009, the county purchased the Virginia Alexander Building for $40,000 from Virginia Alexander, the old Boggess Chevrolet Building was purchased for 80,000 from Kathryn Costello, who is listed as a trustee for John Preston White, and the old Court Clerk’s Office and District Court Building was purchased for $136,000 from Dennis and Linda Thomas, according to deeds from the Trigg County Clerk’s Office.