Confirmation for installation of the Doris I. Walker Memorial was received in July for local artist Christopher Pecharka’s design. The sculpture features a three-dimensional book showing highlights of Dana Point and Doris Walker’s writings. The proposed date to have the bronze artwork in place at Heritage Park is early 2013.
Also in July, DPHS presented a check for $10,000 to the City of Dana Point. DPHS received the donation from an outside source to assist with the construction of the artwork.
At top: Mr. Pecharka’s rendering of the three-dimensional “pop-up” book; Right, Doris Walker-Smith, who perished, along with her husband Jack Pierson Smith, as a result of a house fire in October, 2011; Left, Artist Christopher Pecharka.