Medford to unveil new mural

The city of Medford and the Medford Arts Commission will unveil the community's newest public art installation — large-scale outdoor murals adorning the Santo Community Center.

An unveiling ceremony and artist reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, at the center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. The public is invited to the free event, and light refreshments and snacks will be served.

The event culminates a two-year process that resulted in the creation of two large murals, "Time Flies" and "Our View From Here," by muralist Jennifer Gillia Cutshall of Portland.

The 8-by-44-foot "Time Flies" mural adorns the exterior wall of the Youth Activity Center building facing McAndrews Road.

The 8-by-60-foot "Our View From Here" is mounted along the breezeway adjacent to the community center's main entrance facing Jackson Street.

The murals are the fifth and sixth exterior public art installations initiated by the Medford Arts Commission since 2002. Other acquisitions include the "Salmon Flight" and "Rogue Columns" sculptures outside City Hall, "The Chess Man" at Vogel Plaza and "Children Playing Instruments" at Ninth and Central streets.

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