On Saturday from 10 am to noon, members of the public will have a chance to meet Lauren Sinnott, the Point Arena-based artist currently at work on Ukiah: Past, Present, Future, a block-long mural on the north-facing wall of the City of Ukiah Conference Center.
Sinnott will share the story of how she became an artist and the many partners involved in the creation of her monumental mural. The presentation will be held at the Community Foundation of Mendocino County, 204 South Oak Street, Ukiah, where a completed indoor mural by Sinnott is also on view.
The artist's talk will include a guided tour of the mural in progress on the exterior wall of the Conference Center, which is a short walk from the Community Foundation where Sinnott's talk will be held.
This event is hosted by the Mendocino County Art Association and the Community Foundation of Mendocino County. The mural was funded by the Arts Council of Mendocino County through a Local Impact grant from the California Arts Council, matched by generous support from the local community, most notably Laura Fogg and Art Center Ukiah.
The Conference Center mural is the first work of public art to engage the City of Ukiah's recently established Public Art Policy. Lauren Sinnott was selected to create the mural by a committee of the Arts Council of Mendocino County through a competitive open call to artists, and her design was unanimously approved by the City of Ukiah Design Review Board and Planning Commission.
Winter rains have currently put outdoor painting on hold, but Sinnott will resume painting in the spring of 2019.