CLOVIS -- The
Rotary Club of Fresno was honored by The State of California
(CalTrans) for Highway Art subcategory for their joint work on
a mosaic mural along Sierra Freeway 168 this week. The
highway art project depict the region's unique landmarks and diverse
The Clovis art object, "Wilderness" is strategically placed
at Sierra Freeway 168 and Shields Avenue.
Another object titled, "Fields"
is featured at Highway 41 and Audubon Drive.
A "The Tower Theater" memorial
welcomes visitors at the Highway 99/180 interchange.
A Fresno landmark, "Sunset at the
Water Tower" is set at Yosemite Freeway 41 and Jensen
In addition to beautifying the greater
Clovis area's highways, the mosaics are intended to attract businesses,
recreational travelers and residents to the rapidly growing San
Joaquin Valley community.
Each mural measures 8 by 20 feet and consists
of 25,000 tiles chosen for their vibrant colors. Young people
and community members donated thousands of hours in planning and
constructing the works of art, which were created through area
high school art departments.
The mosaics are considered to be the
only ones of their type in the nation, and won recognition locally
on Media One's Cable television art program. Each work
features uncommon colors and textures and showcases a city landmark.
Murals were placed at four key locations.
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