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Release: Oct. 14, 2002

Deadline extended for groups interested in painting Old Capitol protection wall

The University Diversity Committee has extended until Oct. 15 the deadline for classes, groups and organizations to respond to a call to paint the fence around the Old Capitol.

The painting will be Oct. 19-20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, weather permitting. The theme, “Common Experiences, Diverse Stories,” calls upon painters to fill the wall with images and objects of everyday life that define and reflect one’s cultural history. Those who reply will be assigned to paint one panel of the wall, which will be kept in place throughout the Old Capitol’s restoration. Paint and brushes will be provided by the Diversity Committee.

For more information or to reserve a panel for painting, contact or with the following information: name of group; contact person/person in charge of painting project: email and phone.