New public mural installed in Newport

Public murals abound in Newport, and another was recently added this fall. Located at the corner of NE 8th St. and Highway 101, the mural pictured above — titled “What I Learned In School” — was painted by local artist Julie Lamberson. In her “signature,” Lamberson expressed thanks to the Newport Public Art Commission and Summer Wind Motel, who helped make it possible. More of Lamberson’s public art can be viewed on Hurbert Street, where she collaborated on a mural featuring birds that wraps around a wall. (Photo by Stephanie Blair)