Mural meeting an art extravaganza

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a mural meeting. It was also an art class. As well, it was a chance to do scaled drawings on the wall. Jill Hagen, project manager for the Keizer public mural being done on the north wall of Town & Country Lanes later this year, hosted a second public mural meeting at Keizer Civic Center on Jan. 6. The next such meeting takes place Saturday, Feb. 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. at city hall. For last week’s meeting, Hagen put up paper along one wall and noted it was one-quarter the length of the bowling alley wall. She also introduced some of the artists who will be helping community members learn how to paint a mural, including Barbara Hunter, Kathy Hainey, Shirlee Johnson and Julie Thorson. “You have some wonderful resources here,” Hagen told the 20 or so in attendance. Hunter put a couple of her paintings up at the front of the room and encouraged audience members to come take a look. “We all need to get on the same page,” Hunter said. “We’re going to look at my paintings and see what will be useful for the mural. From a distance, you can see what I painted. You can see a car and flowers. But come closer.” Hunter had audience members consider factors such as subject, style, shapes,...

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