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Appreciation Of Fine Art: French Recognized For Work In Producing Downtown Mural

Retired art teacher Joy French was presented a certificate of appreciation by Mayor Paul Hassler at last Thursday’s Board of Aldermen meeting for the mural depicting local history and culture she planned and painted on the Fourth Street wall of the Quarry Workers Local 829 hall at Market and Fourth streets.

The mural is 52 feet by 11 feet and features various community-related scenes in the letters spelling out Ste. Genevieve.

“I thought it would be a real good idea to recognize her today because it is beautiful,” Hassler said. “It’s just outstanding.”

The certificate praised French for doing a mural because “it could add a touch of color, conveying the rich tapestry of our city’s unique history and in doing so, creating a lasting vision of our lasting city pride.”

See complete story in the November 20 edition of the Herald.

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