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Work begins on huge mural above Sunday farmer’s market

A rendering shows what “Bright Underbelly” will look like once completed. The 70,000-square-foot mural is being painted under the W/X freeway, above the site of the Sunday farmer’s market.
A rendering shows what “Bright Underbelly” will look like once completed. The 70,000-square-foot mural is being painted under the W/X freeway, above the site of the Sunday farmer’s market.

Two local artists have begun working on “Bright Underbelly,” a massive mural they’re painting under the W/X freeway above the site of the Sunday farmer’s market.

Artists Sofia Lacin and Hennessy Christophel, along with artistic consultant Tre Borden, have scheduled a press conference Thursday to talk about the project. The artists have already painted some of the freeway support pillars.

“Bright Underbelly” is among the largest works of public art in the city, measuring 70,000 square feet. Borden, Lacin and Christophel raised more than $100,000 to fund the project.

Ryan Lillis: 916-321-1085, @Ryan_Lillis

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