As part of the 2007 Biannual Public Art and Mural Symposium held in Manteca, we had an invitational mural competition. Eight North American artists were asked to paint 5ft X 8ft murals that depicted the bounty of the Central Valley. These eight murals are now hanging in the Manteca Senior Center at 295 Cherry Lane.
“Bounty in a Basket” is a bold design with the golden sun and crystalline water embracing the fields of our valley and culminating in a myriad of harvested delights. This mural was submitted by Brian Romagnoli from Ontario, Canada. Brian studied in Canada and Italy and has brought his skills to bear in many arenas, from mural art to historical preservation, from public speaking to writing. He was truly a charming person to work with and the public and press kept him so busy in discourse that he had a difficult time completing his mural!