The art of 153 elementary school artists from Utah, southern Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada will be displayed in the new Primary Children's Medical Center now under construction.

They pictures will be used to design 10-foot-by-8-foot tiled wall murals throughout the structure, while 26 drawings will be used for donor-wall recognition blocks representing the letters of the alphabet, said hospital spokesman John Keahey.Another 115 drawings, representing every school district that participated, have been selected for display throughout the hospital scheduled to open in November 1989, Keahey said.

More than 50,000 drawings from children in the four states were submitted, he said.

The judges "identified what came out of children's minds rather than what may have been suggested by books, other pictures or televisions," said Dwan J. Young, former general president of the Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who directed the project.