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Arts Council to Consider King School Park Mural

PaintedWallDesign2Regional Arts & Culture Council

Meeting Notice

Meeting Name: Public Art Advisory Committee, Murals Committee
Meeting Date: Monday, December 17, 2012
Meeting Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Regional Arts & Culture Council, 411 NW Park Avenue, Meeting Room A.

The public is invited to attend and comment at this review of a mural by the Public Art Advisory Committee, Murals Committee of the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Please reply to Cheryl Norton at cnorton@racc.org if you will attend.

Notice of Review of Public Art Mural Application for:

4906 NE 6th Avenue

The purposed mural at 4906 NE 6th Avenue is in the King School Park, and has been designed through listening sessions, suggestions and ideas from the community, King School students, parents, community members, and the neighborhood association. The mural design brings the vibrancy of Martin Luther King’s strength as a meeting point for diversity. The mural will show the strength of our differences and our interdependence.

King Thanksgiving Harvest Market November 18th

From Portland Farmers Market:

Join us at the King Market location on November 18, where vendors will reunite for a special Thanksgiving Harvest Market.

Come rain or shine to fill your market basket with seasonal delights like winter squash, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, cranberries, wild mushrooms, fresh eggs, apples, pears, artisan cheeses, baked goods, pickles and preserves, pastured meats, Oregon wines and floral arrangements from LOCAL FARMERS & FOOD ARTISANS, including:

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Let’s finish the job! Earth Day planting at King Facility

We are nearing the successful completion of the invasive species removal and replanting project at the King Neighborhood Facility. Thank to the tireless advocacy of neighbor Diego Gioseffi, this Earth Day will be another opportunity for the community to come together and plant the slope by the site of the farmers market with native plantings. Spread the word to all your friends!

Neighbors, PTA Pitch In on MLK Day of Service

The community turned out on Monday, January 16th on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to make a dent in the weeds and trash at King School Park. English ivy had taken over the south side of the parking lot at the King Neighborhood Facility and was hiding all manner of things thereunder. A robust group of neighbors, King School PTA members, and invasive species foes dug, hacked snipped and pulled all day. The result is that the strip of land is now nearly completely cleared and several truck loads were hauled away.

Thanks to a grant from NECN and the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, the area will be re-landscaped with native plants that are not invasive and that will thrive in the location while providing an easily maintained habitat. There are tentative plans to finish the clearing on President’s Day, February 20th.

Special thanks go to all the volunteers, Portland Farmers Market, Whole Foods, Starbucks, and Metro.

Come out for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

There will be a second round on the invasive species removal at the King Facility Parking Lot, next January 16th from 10:00-4:00, for MLK day. AmeriCorps seem very interested in helping us in the project. Hopefully they will send some hands the 16th. At the same time the King School PTA will be coordinating a cleanup, weeding, graffiti removal project on the school grounds, playground, and local area.

The Portland Farmers Market is also planning to bring a small crew, a tent and some snacks. Whole Foods has also pledged pastries, snacks and drinks.
So far, it is unlikely that we will have an excavator on this day.

We estimate that now we are around 20 volunteers, but some will come on the 14th and others the 16th. We would love to have 20 more folks helping us. Please join us!

We have a truck to do the trips to Metro on Saturday, but still need more for Monday the 16th.

The land we’re clearing of invasive species, and prepping for later installation of native plant species, borders the King Facility parking lot,

at 4815 NE Wygant at 7th. We are also looking for someone to watch kids so we can provide day care for the volunteers. Let Diego know if you can help.

Diego Gioseffi
808-779-3435

Trace Salmon
King PTA
info@kingpta.org