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'Under the Rainbow' artist visits Cda

COEUR d'ALENE - Brooklyn native and New Mexico transplant Howard Meehan knew about Coeur d'Alene's history: its Native American culture, natural resources, lumber mills.

The artist had seen pictures of the Lake City, and could visualize the old log yards and water with its sailboats.

But he had never visited, until this week, when the 72-year-old, builder, drawer, painter and designer swung into town to see the spot where his latest art piece, 'Under The Rainbow,' will go.

"I love this place, and I'm not just saying that to shine you guys up," Meehan said Wednesday outside a downtown coffee shop, a stone's throw from the entrance to McEuen Park. "It's everything I thought it was going to be."

Meehan's interpretive, interactive art piece will be 30 feet high and stretch 60 feet across, and will be up by the end of December at the intersection of Fourth and Front streets. Full story. Tom Hasslinger, Cda Press

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.





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