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Original post made by Rebecca Wallace, arts & entertainment editor of the Palo Alto Weekly, on Apr 19, 2013

Palo Alto artist Florence de Bretagne has a team of lawyers backing her up as she creates six big murals at a local school. No, there are no legal issues; these folks are wielding paintbrushes.

De Bretagne, known for her optimistic palette and community involvement, enlisted attorneys from the nearby Kilpatrick Townsend firm to help paint murals at the Los Robles Magnet Academy in East Palo Alto. The artist goes to school during the week to get everything ready, and the lawyers pitch in on the weekends.

"I paint the backgrounds, trace all the whimsical flowers on the walls so that the lawyers are not too intimidated by the job," de Bretagne told me. Other community members are also helping create the cheerful murals, which have themes including respect and responsibility.

This is the second school-mural project for de Bretagne, who originally studied law herself before choosing art as her career.

Pictured: One of the murals at Los Robles. Photo courtesy of Florence de Bretagne.

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