Approval was given last week by the Eagle Point City Council to provide Harnish Park and thus the City of Eagle Point something no other city as far as we can determine in southern Oregon has.
Ali Pearson, of Alumni Exhibits, located in Sebastopol, Calif. as been commissioned to do a total of eight murals in the Harnish Wayside in addition to seven sculptures.
Pearson is a graduate of Colorado College and received her masters in
fine arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. She began her museum
work as a volunteer at the California Academy of Sciences.
team leader of murals for Academy Studio, she did work at numerous
places; some of which include Yosemite Interpretative Center, Santa
Barbara Natural History Museum, Burke Museum of Natural History in
Seattle, Smithsonian, and in Mexico, Taiwan, Puerto Rico and Argentina.
As Alumni Exhibits, her work has included a 60 ft. mural at Berkeley’s
Tilden Park, and at the Ojai , Calif. Museum, and Crab Cove Visitors
Center in Alameda, Calif., among other places.
The exhibits will include:
Four 4 ft x 14 ft. murals. These will be:
. The present day including covered bridge, golf course, city hall and so forth
. Camp White 1940s era
. Butte Creek Mill and early businesses and mill’s significance to the town and water rights.
. Early families including John Mathews, Tucker, Harnish Family and the Livery Stable, among other items.
Two- 5ft. x8 ft. murals. They will be:
Takelma Indians in their pit houses along creek, Table Rocks and Mt. McLoughlin.
. Logging/timber including railroad through Eagle Point
Two 6ft.x 8ft. Murals
. Flags in Eagle Point
. Over/underwater in Little Butte Creek
seven sculptures will be the kind that people can touch. The one-of-a
kind will be modeled out of epoxy and polyester resins and painted with
durable artist grade paints and clear coats. They are designed to
sustain normal use and cleaning for 30 years. The sculptures will
. Beaver on a mud bank with a gnawed aspen trunk. It
will be approximately 4 ft. x 3 ft. x 2 ft. and will be attached to the
. There will be a school of five salmon from 18 to 24 in.
. Eagle in flight, dimensions will be 24 in. x 75 in. x 30 in.
All work will be done in her studio, delivered and installed by Alumni Exhibits.
of the murals and two sculptures will be delivered Dec. 19 with
installation complete by Dec. 23. The entire project will be completed
The project will cost $28,230. The city has budgeted $60,000 for various items within Harnish Wayside.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent