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Artist revamps Broward 100 mural to satisfy Oakland Park tastes

Artist revamps Broward 100 mural to satisfy Oakland Park tastes

— A Broward 100 mural celebrating the county's centennial is coming to the city's ArtPark after overcoming concerns of city commissioners who didn't fall head-over-heels in love with internationally renown artist Elio Mercado's first concept. It looked too much like a photograph, they said. A boy in it seemed to be dressed for a snowstorm rather than a day in sunny South Florida. They questioned if vegetables in a basket representing the city's agricultural past really captured what was being grown here. After seeing the proposal, Commissioner John Adornato said the work has "got to be Oakland Park's mural and not New England's." ...

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