Mia Tavonatti and her art students have begun painting a new mural on Laguna Canyon Road--and their work shows no hint of bitterness.
|The old mural.|
Marlowe Huber, co-owner of Laguna Canyon Winery, painted the wall gray after he had been denied permission by the city to put signage on the wall. He called it a misunderstanding and eventually offered a monetary contribution towards the mural's restoration.
Tavonatti, who was once "disheartened" by the incident, rallied her current students to create a new masterpiece to fill the space. "Wonder" was chosen for the theme and a design by student Cheryl Kook
was selected as the new mural template. Laguna Beach Patch
has a video of the painting process, now underway.