Category Archives: Roseway Mural Project

‘Paella Party in the Painted Parkblocks’ fundraiser for the mural project wildly successful

Over 60 friends and neighbors attended the Paella Party in the Painted Parkblocks fundraiser for the mural project under ominous skies on Saturday afternoon in the 72nd Avenue Park Blocks. Amazing food by Donald Granger and Marlys Mick; raffle tickets for artist’s proofs of the mural and an original print by artist Angelina Marino. Even chocolate chip cookies made and shipped from mural artist Gary Herd’s mother—all the way from the Great State of Maine. Thanks to RNA Board member Peggy Sullivan and to all that participated and made this event possible.

The mural is at a point that community helpers could be a big help with putting on paint in the lower areas (only the artists can go up on the scaffolding) They’ll be working on the Wall whenever there’s a dry spell, so if you’re at idle ends, come on over and wield a paintbrush, become one with art!

Thanks to Roseway Historian Bonnie LaDoe for capturing photographic evidence that a good time was had by all. Here are some of the highlights:

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Paella Party in the Painted Parkblocks

To happen in the south-est of the NE 72nd Avenue parkblocks (at the Sandy/Fremont intersection) on Saturday November 1, beginning between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., until the paella is all gone!

For a mere $20, you’ll be fed the finest paella (and salad & bread) in the Portland area (courtesy of Donald Granger/Marlys Mick, and their cooking is a kind performance art, you’ll want to arrive early enough) while marveling at the mural going up on the wall of The Missing Link Bike Shop. Community, felicity, comraderie, art-ery all at once!

Call/email me to tell me to save you a plate – we need 60 diners minimum, can feed 125 maximum – but we need to know to save a place for you!

For the love of art and good food,
Peggy Sullivan

Roseway Mural
The Public Art Advisory Committee (the PAAC at RACC) unanimously gave their heartfelt approval to the new, improved and still fabulous Roseway mural for the Missing Link Bike shop wall. Congratulations all around: to the artists, of course, their supporters, and all the future supporters, too. Our first Public Art project!