Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Camper Long 4, and his father Jason Long jumped in to help with the mural being painted on the wall of Rico?s Barber Shop on High Street Saturday morning. ?My dad called and told us the mural was being painted today and kids could help so we came right down,? said Jason Long.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Auburn?s Mary Odom was putting some bright blue paint on the new mural Saturday morning. Mural creator Archie Warren with other volunteers had drawn the outlines on the wall on a prior night using a projector. Volunteer painters then followed the lines blocking in with paint on the lower part of the wall.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Mary Odom (L) and Gail Guberman (second from left) listen to Rob Turner (second from right) and Archie Warren for instructions on the part of the mural they were working on. Turner is a member of the Auburn Arts Commission and mural project director, and Warren is the mural?s creator.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal The first day of painting the community mural got underway Saturday on High Street. Volunteer painters put down bright colors on a mural conceived by Archie Warren titled the Mountain Quarries Bridge Centennial Mural.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal They came in cars, on bikes, and walked to participate in painting a mural on the wall near the Auburn public parking lot on High Street Saturday morning. Designed by Archie Warren many volunteers turned out to help and put paint to wall with brushes and rollers. The painting was open to anyone young or old to help with the group project. ?The outcome and enthusiasm has just been amazing,? said design creator Archie Warren. ?We?re looking at a January 21 completion date,? he said.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal A color sketch of the mural design was on the wall in various places for volunteer painters to know where to put the colors.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Mural designer Archie Warren (L) talks with volunteer painter Elijah Brown (R)Saturday morning on the first day of work on the new mural downtown.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Volunteer painter Cierra Cavanagh (L) talks with mural designer Archie Warren (R) about the painting she is doing on the new mural Saturday morning.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Bruce and Jeannie Sayre of Applegate stopped Saturday morning to watch the progress on the mural being painted as a community project on the wall of Rico?s Barber Shop on High Street. The project was conceived by eighteen year old Archie Warren of Auburn who organized, designed and coordinated the effort. Any community member who wanted to help paint was encouraged to participate. ?It?s a little abstract at this point, but it looks like fun,? said Jeannie Sayre.