Jason Tetlak portrait smiling with arms crossed looking at the camera
Artist Name

Jason Tetlak

Artist Info



Orpheum Theater
220 East Main St

Project Sponsor(s)

Community Foundation of Marshall County's Rebuild Fund

Installation Date

September 2022

Project Category
  • Mural/2D
  • Public Art


Perspective focuses on using many faces with bright, bold colors to represent our diverse community and to symbolize unity. The hexagon pattern in the background is meant to convey the idea of people being interconnected, and the dotted lines connecting different eye shapes is meant to show the importance of seeing the world from different points of view. The waves in the bottom are meant to represent the Iowa river, and they flow from a rainbow of hearts meant to symbolize the inclusivity and welcoming of different cultures. Also, in the bottom corner is a tree to represent the growth and resiliency of our community.

The selection committee, comprised of Marshalltown Community School District staff, including an art teacher, Marshalltown Community College staff, friends of the Orpheum Theater board members and the Arts + Culture Alliance. The call to artist received 19 applications from all over the United States. The committee narrowed it down to the artist who best accomplished the objectives and selected Jason Tetlak of Jacksonville, Florida.

Project Goals

  • Symbolize and celebrate the rebirth, resiliency and future growth of our diverse community.
  • Inspire and represent belonging, inclusivity, embracement and unity.
  • Provide a wow-factor for the north entrance of our community and the east entrance to our historic downtown district.


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