648 East Aultman Street in Ely, Nevada.
#9 in the Ely Murals series.
Great Basin National Park
“Can you smell the fresh pine-scented air and see the views from this majestic peak? This 2020 mural was painted in the tromp l’oeil (pronounced tromp LOY) style by Las Vegas artist, Jamie Vince. Tromp l’oeil is French for “deceive the eye.” This art technique uses realistic imagery to create an optical illusion that looks three dimensional. This mural invites you into the beauty and grandeur of Great Basin National Park.”
643 East Aultman Street in Ely, Nevada
The mural “Western Town” by Jenne Magafan was painted in 1941 under the Treasury Section of Fine Arts and was a winner of the Treasury Section’s 48-State Post Office mural competition. The mural is 25.5 x 43.5 feet and painted with oil-on-fiberboard. It sits at the south end of the post office lobby and remains in pristine condition.
“Often mistaken for WPA art, post office murals were actually executed by artists working for the Section of Fine Arts. Commonly known as “the Section,” it was established in 1934 and administered by the Procurement Division of the Treasury Department. Headed by Edward Bruce, a former lawyer, businessman, and artist, the Section’s main function was to select art of high quality to decorate public buildings if the funding was available. By providing decoration in public buildings, the art was made accessible to all people.” from “Articles from EnRoute : Off The Wall: New Deal Post Office Murals” by Patricia Raynor
Life on the Plains
The historic post office in Beaver, Utah houses a fine example of New Deal artwork: “Life on the Plains,” an oil-on-canvas mural by John W. Beauchamp. The work was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.
The Mural on this wall is dedicated to
Tony Hsieh was a visionary who spent his life cultivating environments that were optimized for human connection, inspiration, and success. The ingredients necessary for what he considered ‘happiness’. His unique way of thinking, paired with his kind and generous spirit, helped him achieve feats once thought to be unimaginable. From building a leading global e-commerce and customer service company like zappos.com, to revitalizing an area of downtown Las Vegas that many had forgotten about. Please enjoy the landscape he spent much of his life investing in, and Tony would only ask that you be curious and kind.
9131 West 2700 South in Magna, Utah
Built in 1924.
During World War II, Magna Drug was designated as a depository where people were encouraged to leave toothpaste rolls, shaving cream tubes, and other tin scraps which were useful to the war effort. In the 1970s Barbara Wingate ran a dance studio from this building.