Elmhurst, IL 60126
Title of the artwork: “There Was a Vision”
Artists: George Melville Smith
I had a wonderful sunny day for my visit to Elmhurst. I woke up early on a Saturday so I could be down there when they opened. I was happy to see a plaque in the lobby describing the mural, although it was high up on wall making it hard to read.
I will say this, the lighting in the lobby is ideal. It doesn’t block the mural in any way and provides enough light to see the entire piece. Often times I see lights that hang down and obstruct the view of the murals. I just visited some more buildings this past weekend and this was exactly what I ran into. So now that I’m looking back on this article I can honestly say some thought was put into the lighting and its nice to see it does not get in the way of viewing this piece.
What are your thoughts regarding this mural? What do you like about it?
Thanks for stopping by
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