One way to celebrate the anniversary would be to finish the vision of the artist Jean LaMarr, who wanted to create a Native garden around the mural she painted in 1975. Berkeley is now considering funding the idea.
Twenty years ago, the late Dona Spring, a City Council member, asked me to find an American Indian artist to paint a mural on the BART vent building in Ohlone Park. The building was a graffiti-covered eyesore, crying out for public art. The city, having recently changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day, wanted to […]