July 4th was always a big day for Ramonans. An annual horse race down Main Street, that had been brewing all year, would draw a huge crowd and plenty of money was bet on the outcome. The horse race would start by the Sentinel office (Ninth & Main) and end at the Verlaque Store.
Per the artist, Anna Vieth Parker, “Born in communist Poland, I left my hometown with my family at the age of three and fled to Germany in order to finally immigrate into the US. My first memories where that of watching my dad paint landscapes in the German countryside. He was a chemist with a passion for science but was also a lover of art, tow traits that I most definitely inherited. Though I majored in chemistry in college, I soon realized it was not a path for me and began my career in art. I left school and started my business, learning the finer points of painting on a large scale through doing. I was able to teach myself basic web design and start a website that has helped me become a full time muralist. Past clients include Pomerado Hospital, Oceanside Police Department, Oceans 11 Casino, a handful of schools and churches, and hundreds of private and corporate clients.”