The new Santa Clara historic mural dedication was well-attended as community members and descendents of the early pioneer settlers gathered to see the grand unveiling. My close friend and fellow artist Julie Rogers spent many months working on the project from research to completion. The whole city of Santa Clara witnessed the creation of the mural as Julie did all the painting on site, using actual descendents as live models.
The mural idea was conceived by Kathleen Nielson who shared her thoughts on the event, and afterward Julie explained the processes used and told about the choice experiences she had and the bonds created while painting the mural. I feel a closeness as well as I was part of the selection committee and knew Julie’s talent and spirit would be perfect for this project.