Signing event for Laundryworks mural on Thursday, Sept. 12

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Things have bubbled up at the Winters Laundryworks during the summer. Those who haven’t visited the new mural on the walls facing Main Street next to First Northern Bank, check it out this Thursday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. when the artists will sign their work.  The eastern facing wall has symbols of all the cultures that have influenced the Winters area. The northern wall has all the technologies used for washing through the ages. The mural was painted this summer in the fourth mural event sponsored by the Winters Participation Gallery as part of the Winters Historical Mural Project.  Supported by the Winters Participation Gallery(WPG) and a grant from The Buck Education Fund of the Yolo Community Foundation (an affiliate of the Sacramento Region community Foundation), a band of middle and high school students mentored by the local muralist, Jaime Montiel, and assisted by Celistino Galabasa, designed, gridded and completed the mural in six weeks. The celebration of the mural on Thursday will start at the mural itself and end at the Winters Museum at 13 Russell St. for refreshments. The Winters Historical Mural Project was conceived ten years ago by two local teachers. Funding for the project did not materialize until six years later. Two senior project groups put up the mural behind Anytime Fitness four and three years ago.  Then, last summer, the wall of Lorenzo’s Market was completed and now welcomes people coming into Winters on 128. This summer’s project, the Laundryworks (owned by Her McKay, Ken Guaraldi and Courtney Satterlee) is the latest addition to the series. The Winters Participation Gallery (WPG), founded in 2002, started as a brick and mortar gallery for local artist to show their works. When maintaining a storefront became too costly, the gallery focused on beautifying the exterior walls of existing buildings in town.  With six more walls as possibilities, the mural project promises to be alive and well for a number of years.   Applications are due in the spring for both students to participate and walls to be considered.  Any student in middle or high school may apply. Any business that would like to be considered should send the request in writing to the mailing address. Further information can be obtained through Liz Coman or Kate Humphrey at Winters High School or by writing to The Winters Participation Gallery at P. O. Box 1140, Winters, CA 95694. ]]>

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