Plan coming together for next mural

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Have a desire to paint a fire truck on a public mural? Or how about a marching band? Those are two of several images still available for next summer’s second Keizer public mural, which will be going on the north wall at Town & Country Lanes. The wall was recently primered and directs those interested to the city website (www.keizer.org) for more information. The mural, a project being led by Keizer Public Arts Commission member Jill Hagen, got a boost Dec. 2 as Hagen held a meeting with interested artists. About 25 people attended. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. at Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road NE. Lore Christopher, the KPAC chair, gave a brief introduction of the committee and thanked Don Lebold, the Town & Country owner who was in attendance. “Don graciously gave us the side of his building,” Christopher said. “I wanted the mural to be reflective of the community.” Actual work at the building is expected to start in May, but pre-work will be done long before that. “We’re not going to wait until May,” Hagen said. “We’re going to start now.” Hagen introduced several of the artists who have pledged to help with the mural and to help community members with their painting. “This group has tremendous assets and abilities,” Hagen...

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