Art, Field Notes

Seven Stories of San Juan

Dan Almquist, Randy Morgan, and Mayor John Taylor at the unveiling on July 15, 2021
Randy Morgan and his apprentices, Michael and Rowan, created the Seven Stories of Old San Juan in the historic Silvas Adobe from the 1790s on Los Rios street. It captures historic moments in Saddleback Valley with the Portolá Expedition in 1769 to the founding of Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1776. As the birthplace of Orange County, this installation of “Old San Juan” mural is vital to sharing the story of our collective past on the exterior façade of Hennessey’s at 31761 Camino Capistrano. It showcases Vaqueros on horseback roping and rounding up cattle. These 3D pieces capture the color composition of the Southwest with copper and burnt sienna tones.
Randy Morgan and Rich Heimann
Rich Heimann, Founder and President of The Alliance for San Juan Art, presented a certificate of recognition for this piece. It will be highlighted in the next publication of San Juan Capistrano – Art in the Public Square with interactive QR codes. As members of this alliance, we hope you enjoy this artistic journey of exploring local art and history!

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