New Springfield mural will highlight labor's role in building community

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Work began this week on a new mural that will reflect the history of labor in Oregon and provides an imaginative look at what t...

June 1, 2023
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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Work began this week on a new mural that will reflect the history of labor in Oregon and provides an imaginative look at what the future of labor will look like. Students from A-3 and a teaching artist are painting the new mural on the walls of the Academy of Arts and Academics building. The project was inspired by a ‘Community of Labor' mural off Main Street completed in the early 2000s that commemorated union activism and memorialized local union leader Jessie Bostelle. 'Some of them, if not a lot of them, are going to go on to be into doing art probably for a living maybe,' said Alejandro Sarmiento, a Lane Arts Council teaching artist.

Ryan Bonham