Larissa Saco, 2021 MPS Showcase

City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs: The Davis Centennial Seal Storytelling Project

The City of Davis Arts and Cultural Affairs Program supports community-based arts projects, cultural opportunities, and education initiatives that foster excellence, diversity, and vitality in the arts. In commemoration of the City of Davis Centennial in 2017, local artist Susan Shelton created a bronze seal installed in front of the historic Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion in downtown Davis, CA. The Davis Centennial Seal represents the city in a multi-faceted way through a circular, ringed design that tells ongoing human and natural histories through the themes of aspiration, community, cooperation, leadership, innovation, engagement, global citizenship, stewardship, vision, and optimism. The Storytelling Project features recorded interviews with local community members about the people, places, and events depicted in the Seal.