Artwork should have a purpose, something to do, a reason it matters, a reason to not paint the canvas black and chuck it in the river.

The mural at the Alberta Cooperative Grocery at 15th and NE Alberta, created by Portland watercolor painter Sharon Geraci, has great purpose, along with loudly announcing gentrification in a nearly lost neighborhood (No? You weren’t here in 1980) nicely mixes public health with color and lively humans.

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