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Making progress on Woodburns first mural


by: JEFF MCDONALD - Volunteers lay the foundation for the new public art mural at CAPACES Leadership Institute. The multi-facade project just east of downtown Woodburn will be completed by late August. Woodburn’s first public art mural project outside the CAPACES Leadership Institute is about 35 percent done and on time for completion by late August, said Juanishi Orosco, who is leading the painting process.

Volunteers from Corvallis apply foundation to the mural, which will be mixed and blended by Orosco and others, he said.

This week, 20 more volunteers from Astoria, Portland and Salem are expected to contribute to the project.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to work with Juanishi,” said Ron Mize, a volunteer from Corvallis. “He has been central to the Hispanic art movement throughout California and the West.”

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