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'The Color of Palo Alto' gains more green

Original post made on Apr 23, 2008

Fans of The Color of Palo Alto, artist Sam Yates' extensive public-private art venture, can look forward to collector's items — colored buttons to be given out at the official color's Aug. 5 unveiling, along with commemorative paint chips or postcards.

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Posted by Thurston
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 23, 2008 at 3:06 pm


Wonderful journalism!!! Bravo!! Bravo indeed! Your addition to the PA Weekly writing staff has been nothing short of a delight. I have no doubt you will go on to become one of Palo Alto's great literary voices.

Thank you so very, very much for continuing to cover our wonderful city with your continental taste and charm. You are a credit to your profession and the paper that employs you.

Respectfully Yours,

Thurston Von Hawksworth

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 24, 2008 at 11:52 am

This has got to be the strangest public art project I have ever heard of.

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Posted by bill
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 24, 2008 at 4:21 pm

The City's money, from we taxpayers, could have repaired pot holes, sidewalks, and other badly needed maintenance of our infrastructure. Instead it is gone with the breeze.

A month from now the effort will be nonexistent as far as an economic return on investment is concerned. Nor will there be a lasting artistic legacy which might have somewhat justified the money spent.

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Posted by Kate
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 26, 2008 at 6:50 am

THIS and the propose new statue on California Avenue is just about the end of the road for me re: the irresponsible spending of this city government. The Art Commission should be
abolished. We have a lot of ugly iron art all over the city. The city does NOT have the money for this stuff - then even think of asking the taxpayers to repair their own sidewalks.
Who are they kidding? Bond issues? No way until the council shapes up or ships out or a recall will do it for them.

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Posted by Tim
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 26, 2008 at 8:22 am

The problem with this "art" is that you can't view the whole project. It would of been better to put this on a five foot high wall for display. Like the Vietnam Wall in DC.

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