Open call for public art to replace Maine labor mural

In collaboration with The Portland Phoenix, The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research is issuing a call for public art: Mural depicting the glorious contributions of the Maine businessperson.

Seeking designs for a 36-foot-long, 8-foot-tall mural to replace a degenerate, “one-sided” mural at the Maine Department of Labor office in Augusta. Please e-mail jpgs to jinglis@phx.com, or if you insist to us.

Submissions are encouraged to honor Maine’s grand business history, from logging to ship building, from the brave executives who put down the 1937 women’s strike to steadfast proponents of child labor, from the paper mill bosses who purified our waters with dioxins to those who intrepidly called in the National Guard to restore order in the face of wrong-thinking mobs and crybabies, and surplus and salvage company CEOs who selflessly offer damaged goods for retail sale before giving it all up for public service.

Favorite entries will be published in the Portland Phoenix and online. All submissions will be forwarded to Governor Paul LePage as potential replacements for the Augusta office lobby.

9 Responses to “Open call for public art to replace Maine labor mural”

  1. Jasper Krone says:

    This is a great idea. Perhaps the winning mural can show 8-year-old children working in mines, or the stockyards, with the monacled Monopoly logo looking on and smiling.

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  3. Sue Marion says:

    Hi,
    My mom is from Bangor and I have several relatives in Maine. I am very interested in this mural project. I
    was wondering what the due date is for submissions. Also is there a budget for this project as of yet.

    Thankyou,
    Sue Marion

  4. Johanna Moore says:

    The original mural was Federally funded. The mural is the property of the United States. Removing the mural is a Fedeal offense. No one should submit an alternative. LePage should be indicted and the mural re installed

  5. The mural needs to heroically depict the BE&K scabs from Alabama trucked into the Jay strike in 1987 who hoisted a confederate flag above the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, with an angelic Austin “Jack” DeCoster looking over them from his heavenly place in Turner, a few miles downriver.

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