Virtual Roosevelt Center Plaza mural unveiling set for Sept. 29

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The public is invited to a virtual unveiling of the Roosevelt Center Plaza mural on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 5-6 p.m.

The mural, Kiku Dreaming, “celebrates various topics from the city’s history, focusing on historical buildings, Redwood Creek, and the local Japanese and Japanese-American chrysanthemum growers,” according to the Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation. It spans three walls on the center building in Roosevelt Center Plaza at 2149 Roosevelt Ave.

The Zoom unveiling on Sept. 29 will feature comments from the artist, Talavera-Ballón, as well as keynote speaker Karen Peterson, whose Japanese-American family was among the first involved in the local flower industry in the early 20th century, organizers said.

To join the unveiling, register here. Translation will be available in English and Spanish. Organizers are asking community members to share this facebook event with family and friends.

The mural is the latest installation by Community Advocacy Through Art (CATA), a project of the Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation, and is sponsored by the Redwood City 150th Celebration Committee, the Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation, and Peninsula Company, Inc.

Photo credit: Talavera-Ballón