Letter to the Editor for 8/24/09

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Writer suggests mural options

By no stretch of the imagination can you call that sign on the Jeff Matthews Museum a mural.

The definition of a mural is a picture or decoration — usually a very large one — on a wall or ceiling.

A mural of Matthews shooting a grizzly bear or an Indian encampment by the creek or of Main Street by [local artist] Raven Bilbrey would be better — or a conglomeration of native species of trees, bushes, wildflowers and galax leaves.

Have a printout of the mural for museum visitors, with names and numbers for them to identify each species. You could include a directory of the museum and a tribute to Matthews as a handout when patrons come in.

Lois Koji