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Mural needs work

I agree that John Pugh is a very talented artist and I like some of his previous work, however, I do not believe his current submission is appropriate for the Del Oro Theatre or Grass Valley. Could John please explain how a picture depicting a building crumbling apart with the old mural tossed at its base commemorates the previous mural? Is this submission symbolic of Grass Valley’s history; natural beauty; and friendly, charming atmosphere?

John’s talents of illusionary technique are admirable. His understanding of Grass Valley’s charm are unfortunate.

I sincerely urge the members of the Mural Project Committee and the City Council not to be influenced in their decision by the “notoriety” of the artist and consider this mural for what it is: a poor representation of Grass Valley’s history.



Barbara Bognanno-Badger

Grass Valley


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