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The parade mural is done

To the Editor:

Keizer’s first community mural is complete.

It is a beautiful piece of art for the city of Keizer to enjoy for many years to come.  Keizer Art Association and its members greatly contributed to its completion.

Several members  need  attention:  Kathy Haney,  Nancy  Erickson-Ward, Barbara Hunter, Shirlee Johnson, Wendy Lusby,  Pat Matthews,  Michelle DePlois, Merri Ann Randal, Lorna Sulgit, Brigette Miller, Kathe Anderson, Julie Thorsen,  Jessi Long and so many others.

The portraits are beautiful and greatly appreciated.  The portrait class offered by Kathy Haney helped make the portraits possible. Jessi Long and Beth Melendy, were the paint team; both are also Keizer Public Art Commission members.  The method and system setup were superb.  There was little waste at the end of each day, both disposable and recyclable.  The system to replicate the mixed color was very effective. Thank you.

The young painters at the end and the hands below may be from future artists of Keizer.  There are mural canvases left for sale. Again, thank you KAA and its members and all those that helped create the community mural.

Thank you Keizer Art Association, Keizertimes and the city of Keizer for making announcements concerning the Keizer Community Mural.

Jill Hagen
Mural Project Coordinator