Buried a little in the minutes from May also is a note about "Handout: Capital Cornerstones – Outdoor History Panels." Unfortunately the handout itself is not bundled into the meeting packet. But it sounds like the utility wrap project that went in the
So here's a couple of related notes not themselves on the DAB agenda. If you haven't been to the Train Depot lately, you might not have seen the new historical signage at it and the Baggage Depot next door.
|Newish historical interpretive signage at the Train Depot|
|A rare image of the first Depot of 1870|
|Willamette Street in downtown Eugene|
|Front page of the RG June 2nd, during its painting|
|Willamette St Streetcar route on a stairwall|
Public art should not be hermetic.
But here in Salem art like "Waldo Stewards" is the exception; recent installations like "The Cube," "Receptacle," "Mirror Maze," and now the piece at the Police Station are all difficult or abstract and seemingly require supplemental explanatory material.
Why not a general policy to make public art more accessible?
Postscript, July 15th
On a stroll over the weekend, one of four utility vaults I saw had a wrap downtown. Here's the one at Liberty and Court.
|"Public Amusement in Salem"|