To the Editor:
The Keizer Mural, located on the long exterior wall of Town and Country Lanes, is developing with great community input and involvement. A number of local people are designing the individual images and will soon create a collage with the numerous elements of the Keizer Iris Parade.
Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC) and Keizer Arts Association(KAA) will soon be sending out a ‘call to artists,’ asking for submissions of portrait portfolio work. This’ heads up’ is an opportunity to develop a few representative pieces of portrait work for the paid commissioned faces that will be a part of the mural. Details will be explained in the actual call to artist announcement. Final selections will be done by the KAA board.
If anyone is interested in joining the community mural effort, please attend the next meeting, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the Keizer Civic Center. At this meeting Barbara Hunter, a local artist, will offer a short presentation on impressionistic techniques that will be used in the making of the mural. There will be several mural-related presentations over the next few months. Experience or none, professional or amateur, young or old, all are welcome and we will have jobs and tasks for most everyone. Please, come join the effort, contribute and be a part of the growing expressions of Keizer art. We have a number of images just waiting to be claimed and developed. Come to the meeting and claim your image of choice to develop. No experience necessary. We will help you if you ask.
Mural project manager