citylog
The E-
Edition:
CW
page
by page

Tumblr.jpg Google_Plus.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
News Blog

New Canyon Inn mural offers further controversy

by Stephen Dark
Posted // 2011-08-12 -

photo_1.jpg

Canyon Inn owner Jim Stojack has unveiled a new mural that promises to be just as controversial as his first foray into political commentary, which featured jabs at Cottonwood Heights Police Department and the LDS Church.

The first mural, which appeared in March, was an apocalyptic vision of an LDS temple surrounded by flames, Catholic altar boys fleeing an unspecified threat, a barely clad woman climbing a mountainface and a police car with the license plate CRPT 1, which, Stojack told CW, was a reference to his concerns about how the local police department had dogged his customers and his bar. canyoninn_pants.jpg

The mural prompted a petition protesting in particular the mountain climber. Stojack has since had the bare buttocks and cleavage of the woman discreetly covered.

The new mural is also aimed at local political and cultural issues. It features a group of men sitting at a board table with the words Deseret News AKA The Salt Lake Tribune emblazoned above them on the wall of a space ship. The man sitting at the center of the table resembles Cottonwood Heights Mayor Kelvyn Cullimore. Stojack has been at odds with Cullimore, and particularly the Cottonwood Heights Police Department, for several years, stemming from what he alleges are attempts by a local developer who owns land behind his bar to close him down.

A man praying on the left of the mural says, "The truth is out there." A mafia-esque police officer on the far right says, "See that it's given the 'correct' spin."

photo_des.jpg

photo_trib.jpg

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Post a comment
REPLY TO THIS COMMENT
Posted // August 13,2011 at 16:08 as long as yall keep doing articles & posting pictures of it im happy.. its getting the artist fame, and making him money.. thanks dooooods..

 

REPLY TO THIS COMMENT
Posted // August 12,2011 at 23:03 We all have our likes and dislikes .Some of us have to look at a mural some of us have to look at a church on every corner. Deal with it life has bigger issues to deal with.

 

REPLY TO THIS COMMENT
Posted // August 12,2011 at 16:59 The Cottonwood Heights Storm Troopers aren't going to like this!

 

REPLY TO THIS COMMENT
Posted // August 12,2011 at 16:01 you actualy have to go out of your way to try and see the mural from the street ... loosen up. Id actually be more concerned about finding if developement really IS trying to push The Canyon Inn out ... whats worse a barely visible mural or a blocks worth of high rise condos?

 

REPLY TO THIS COMMENT
Posted // August 12,2011 at 15:40 Some of us would prefer a little more tolerance and a little less wining about art and other people's opinoins.. Hmm Freedom of speech anyone? A little offense never hurt anyone. Close your eyes if you don't want to look.

 

 
 
Close
Close
Close