.Santa Cruz in Photos: New Mural in Watsonville’s Ramsay Park

A new mosaic mural is shown above the entrance to the Community Center in Ramsay Park in Watsonville.

It was designed by local artist Jaime Sanchez and brought to life by Watsonville artist and Mission Hill Middle School teacher Kathleen Crocetti.

Last year, Crocetti opened the Muzzio Mosaic Arts Center, an after-school arts program for youth in Watsonville, and welcomed area kids to help construct the mosaic that features a flock of birds in the shape of a heart.

Sanchez’s work was selected in February by the Watsonville Parks and Recreation Commission, along with three other pieces by local middle and high school students.

The Community Center is now being used as a makeshift Covid-19 testing site.

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Tarmo Hannula
Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.
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