Local girl to paint Olympic mural with Wyland

July 17, 2008 6:46:40 PM PDT
A seven-year-old Santa Cruz County girl is flying to Beijing, China with her mom to help paint the children's mural for the Olympic games.

Seven-year-old Paris Shew will represent the United States, in her age group, by painting a section of a mural in Beijing called the "Whaling Wall 100, Hands Across the Ocean."

Renowned marine artist Robert Wyland is in charge of the overall mural, which will be more than a mile long.