Mural painter Laura "Loreta" Rangel Villasenor of Guanajuato is in Ashland working on a new mural on the wall of the building overlooking Ashland Creek at the entry to Calle Guanajuato off Winburn Way. Selected art students from Southern Oregon University, and local artist Denise Baxter, are assisting in painting the 24-foot tall, 53-foot long work commissioned by Ashland residents Kathryn and Barry Thalden, in cooperation with the city of Ashland, in honor of the relationship between the two sister cities. A ribbon cutting celebration is planned for the Independence Day weekend.

Photos by Graham Lewis / Graham Lewis Fine Photography