The community can start the voting process between two outstanding paintings to depict the area’s Calusa history in a giant mural for the Marco Island History Museum, opening in 2010.
The largest mural in Southwest Florida — eight by 40 feet — will grace the exterior wall of the museum and the image on that mural will based on one of two paintings by the two of the most outstanding and revered artists in Southwest Florida: Paul Arsenault and Jonathan Green.
The paintings are on display at Marco’s M&I Bank from July 24 to Aug. 14 and in the M&I Bank in Naples from Aug. 17 to Sept. 2. Ballots will be available at each location. Additionally, the Marco Eagle and the Naples Daily News will be participating as the exclusive media sponsors and will have images available in the lobby of the Marco Eagle, located at 579 East Elkcam Circle for voting and electronic voting will be possible through the online editions: marconews.com and naplesnews.com.
The announcement of the winning image will be made by Sept. 7.
The finalist paintings from Arsenault and Green were part of a series of original art work produced for the Marco Historical Society’s 2008 series, “Art Interprets History: Visions of Marco Island’s Past.”