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Auburn, Wash., May 4, 2006 – Professionally acclaimed local artist and muralist Brian Major has been commissioned to by the SuperMall to create a unique mural with over 30 children from the Auburn and Federal Way Boys and Girls Clubs. 

The mural is set up in four paint-by-numbers panels for the children to paint. Each child is scheduled for a two hour time frame on the separate panels.  The end result will be a 10’ x 8’ permanent mural that will go on display in the mall. Tables and chairs will be set up at the event with coloring sheets of the same mural design so all children that stop by can participate.

Brian Major had worked on past art programs with other local Boys and Girls Clubs, but says this is a truly unique and rewarding experience for him. "Putting together an interactive paint-by-numbers piece to work on with children has been a brainchild of mine that I’ve wanted to do for the past five years", said Major. "It is a unique idea that incorporates showing what art can do while building character and giving the children something to be proud of."

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A classical painter and muralist, Major’s work includes art in both public displays and private collections and has been the featured artist for special projects for Bellevue Square and the Bellevue Arts Museum. Additional information on Brian Major and samples of his work can be found on www.brianmajor.com. (See attached bio on Brian Major)

All of the children will be in the Great Outdoors Court at the SuperMall between 10 AM and 5 PM on Saturday, May 6 to create the mural. The mural will be dedicated in an unveiling ceremony beginning at 1 PM on Sunday, May 7 in the Train Court next to Nordstrom Rack.  The students will be presented with certificates for their participation in this wonderful event.

For more information on upcoming event listings or for directions to SuperMall, visit www.supermall.com.

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Renee Bochnovich