Payson Utah Temple art on display at Peteetneet Museum

Payson Utah Temple photographs and local area art lines the walls at Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center in Payson, sharing views capturing the seasons and sunsets of southern Utah County.

Featured Payson artist Tausha Coates presents a photograph series depicting landscapes surrounding the 146th operating temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Kirk Richards and Elk Ridge City-based painter Dave Merrill round out the exhibit with religious, realism and abstract art pieces.

“I’ve just enjoyed seeing the temple in all its seasons. Not only the seasons of the year, but I’ve captured the seasons of the temple,” Coates said

In a project she began in 2014, Coates shot more than 100 photos for each finished image. The centerpiece to her finished collection, “Ready for the Harvest” merges two photos shot in summer and autumn last year.

The main image was taken from a fall shot, which originally had an empty blue sky.

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