Greetings from City Heights, Eastside San Diego. I'm back in town because on Saturday a special event is happening at Sweetwater High School in National City: the re-inauguration and re-installing of the P.U.E.D.O. mural from the old National City Public Library.
With the tireless work of David Avalos and Juan Parrino, who helped lead the mural project in 1981, the city was able to locate the mural, allow Avalos to prepare it for re-installing, and find it a home, inside the new library at Sweetwater, which is celebrating the opening of several new buildings. (Here's a mention of the event in a Union-Tribune daybook note, and at the Sweetwater website.)
I look forward to meeting some of the then-student artists who worked on the mural -- who now must be adults with student children of their own -- and thanking them for such a vital, beautiful, and historic piece of public art in the South Bay of San Diego [...] here on the Pacific.
* Location: Sweetwater High School, 2900 Highland Ave, National City, 91950 / 4 p.m. / Aug. 6. * Post edited