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Darling of the Neighborhood

I love this mural because it illustrates how two artists, Mandy Lockwood and Debra Koppman, can create not only a great sense of community, but a work of art inspired by the drawings and paintings of Sequoia school kids. All on the Fruitvale Avenue side of Farmer Joe’s building. You can see Mandy and Debra painting most days on the mural, which is entitled “Dimond’s Hidden Jewels.” One of the most striking features of their work, besides the excellent artwork, is the number of people who stop to talk to the two artists. Sometimes, I stand across the street and watch and wonder how the mural progresses because so many people stop to chat with the artists. Mandy and Debra remind us, in their art and their actions, what is so wonderful about the Dimond. They have become goodwill ambassadors for our little area.

The mural still has a bit more to go. Please donate, if you can, to help with completion. Checks can be made out and mailed to:
Sequoia Dad’s Club
3720 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602

Please specify on your check, the funds should be directed to the mural project.


January 24, 2011 Posted by | community, Dimond, neighborhood, Oakland | Leave a comment