Oct 12

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Glorious new artwork installed on Alemany Island


This morning I helped install many of the wonderful new painted panels along the entrance to San Bruno Avenue. These works of art were designed by Kate Connell and Oscar Melara. Volunteers from the Portola then spent many nights painting the pieces. This project has been led by Reanna Tong and after a lot of work waiting for Caltrans to install a new and sturdy fence on which the panels were to be hung, today was the day the public could see them.


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Each panel has some reference to the Portola and Kate tells me a lot of research went into the designs. In another article we’ll interview Kate and talk about it in more depth. However today we just want to show these wonderful pieces to you. The pictures are below, but the best way to view them is on a weekend, while walking to the Alemany Market.

Thanks to everyone who helped today. The team worked like a well oiled engine and all 38 panels were installed in just the morning. There are even more to come!

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  1. Vjaramillo

    Very beautiful panels. Epecially the sepia ones.

  2. Jaime

    Wow! It took forever to get this finally done. Good job honey, all your hard work paid off.

  1. Community Rescues Alemany Island - the portola planet

    […] For those unaware of the project’s history, the Alemany Island Project was the brain child of a group of Portola artists. Each panel was designed by artist Kate Connell and Oscar Melara and painted by a different home in the neighborhood.   If you look closely at the panels, you can see that a different hand is evident in the painting of each one.  You can read more about this project’s organs and see photos of each board in our past post HERE. […]

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