Faces, faces on the wall

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The plan is for plenty of faces to be on the next public mural, being painted this summer on the north wall of Town & Country Lanes at 3500 River Road N. Just not as many faces as some would like. Plans have been discussed at length during Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC) meetings and were again on Feb. 23. As envisioned, there will be 21 faces on the mural, which will have an overall design depicting the Keizer Iris Festival Parade. Christine Dieker, executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce, sent an e-mail to KPAC members on Feb. 18 requesting for more faces to be put on the mural in honor of this year’s 30th anniversary of the Iris Festival and the 66th anniversary of the parade. “There has been a tremendous amount of volunteer service given by the Keizer Iris Festival chairs,” Dieker wrote in her e-mail. “We appreciate your consideration to having their ‘faces’ on the mural.” During the Feb. 23 KPAC meeting, Jill Hagen – who is in charge of the mural project – and Lore Christopher clarified the 21 faces being done for the mural. One face will be longtime Town & Country owner Don Lebold, since he’s letting the mural be done on his building. Each of Keizer’s six mayors to date will be depicted. Six...

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