Vern Swanson- "We do send a few edgy pieces up, but mostly we want to create peace and serenity for the temple," he says. "We are looking for something that can add to the quality of the experience.

The temple is not a place for confrontation.

"Besides, those who make the decisions have a tendency not to be experimental, Swanson says. "Their typical taste is conservative, and they represent 75 percent of the people."

Some artists feel the bureaucratic process diminishes the possibilities.


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