The official portrait of former Gov. Tim Pawlenty that will hang in the state Capitol will be unveiled Oct. 10 in a private ceremony and then be viewable by the public the next day.
His likeness will join those of the other 38 Minnesota governors hanging on the walls.
The portrait was painted by Bulgarian artist Rossin, who’s also done portraits of Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush, Ambassador Andrew Young, Hank Aaron as well as business and other political leaders.
According to the Minnesota Historical Society, which takes care of the artwork at the Capitol:
Oct. 10, 7 p.m.: Unveiling of the portrait of former Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The event will be attended by Gov. Pawlenty and his family, friends and former administration members. The unveiling will be by invitation only and for the press.
The portrait will be hung Tuesday morning, Oct. 11, with public viewing shortly after. It will be located on the ground floor, west wing, in succession.
Former Twin cities newspaper columnist Nick Coleman, no great fan of the former governor, came up with his own version of an official portrait, using a Lego Photo app.