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Artists transform traffic boxes in Lodi

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Sara Jane Pohlman/News-Sentinel

Art therapist Patti Wallace applies paint to a traffic control box on the corner of Pine Street and Cherokee Lane on Wednesday, May 16, 2013. She is one of three artists painting murals on six traffic boxes around Lodi.

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Patti Wallace stood on a busy street corner at Pine Street and Cherokee Lane, a brush dripping with brown paint in her hand. She hemmed and hawed, looking for the right angle to apply a nose to the face she was creating on the side of a traffic control signal box on the sidewalk. A dropcloth taped around the base of the box protected the sidewalk, and a line sketch of her design was lightly penciled in on its surface.

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Sara Jane Pohlman/News-Sentinel

Art therapist Patti Wallace applies paint to a traffic control box on the corner of Pine Street and Cherokee Lane on Wednesday, May 16, 2013. She is one of three artists painting murals on six traffic boxes around Lodi.