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Friday, October 09, 2015 This Week's Paper
An octopus seems to be hugging temple

A giant octopus and pool of lotus blossoms are bursting from an alley in a Tacoma neighborhood.

Come see the scene for yourself at the dedication of a new mural at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple. The artwork is on the temple’s rear wall on Court D near 27th Street, three blocks up from the University of Washington Tacoma campus.

Artist Chelsea O’Sullivan has created a magical scene incorporating aquatic, Asian and Buddhist themes. A cherry blossom tree stretches its arms over a serene body of water, where lotus blossoms float and grace the tips of an octopus’s tentatcles. The lotus petals glow, casting a soft light on a girl at the water’s edge.

The mural is part of the Tacoma Murals Project sponsored by the City of Tacoma.

What: Dedication of mural in the Tacoma Murals Project When: Sunday, Sept. 29, 9:30 to 10 a.m. Where: Tacoma Buddhist Temple, 1717 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, WA, 98402.

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