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Work Starting On New Golden 1 Center Mural

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

The design for a new mural that will soon be installed inside Golden 1 Center in Sacramento from the art collective known as the Royal Chicano Air Force.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Work has begun on a new mural that will soon be installed inside Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

The artists from the art collective known as the Royal Chicano Air Force say the mural will measure 30 feet high by 11 feet wide and will include very bright colors. 

Stan Padilla, one of the artists working on the piece, said the mural is a three dimensional story of how people transform into the best they can be.

"It's architectural, it's social, and so it actually sticks off the wall in different shapes and different forms. So it's 3-D in a sense," Padilla said. "Relief meaning it's not sculptural, although my piece is kaleidoscopic and will stick out almost 18 inches from the wall with a carved butterfly in the metaphoric process of transformation and change."

Juanishi Orosco and Esteban Villa are the other artists.

There are 25 people working on the project. It is scheduled to be installed mid-February near the K Street entrance and unveiled in early March.

Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna's father and former mayor Joe Serna was in the Royal Chicano Air Force starting in the 1970's. Phil Serna allocated $300,000 in tobacco tax and hotel room funds for the project.

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