MURALS help communities reclaim & celebrate their heritage, building groundwork for cooperation that often results in new collaborations. All types and ages of people are drawn to the project site, asking about the mural, becoming engaged in its development or commenting on the subject. By enjoining these groups in camaraderie we develop community and create a lasting, visual memory. The mural becomes a center of pride in the community and a strong community helps deter youth from joining gangs, reduces the chance of crimes and graffiti in a neighborhood, fosters fellowship and creates a landmark.

 

Cleveland County's Story
Cleveland County's Story

2004 56' w x 17'h acrylic and fabric on stucco and brick Shelby, NC THis mural was sponsored by the Cleveland County Arts Council and the Rotary Club to celebrate the county. Over 40 community participants assisted in painting the mural.

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Hiddenite Quilt
Hiddenite Quilt

2001 43'x 70' acrylic and fabric on stucco Quilting by the town matriarch, gems, farming and a little music are featured in this historic mural.

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Washington Park-Family Dollar
Washington Park-Family Dollar

2016 8'x12' acrylic on aluminum panels Winston-Salem Commissioned by Family Dollar, this mural showcases the rich history of the area from President George Washington's visit to the present day "dinosaur playground".

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Historic East Winston
Historic East Winston

2016 40'x 32' acrylic and fabric on masonry Winston-Salem, NC This mural demonstrates the rich history of the East Winston community where affluent African Americans once lived before highway 52 cut the neighborhood in half. Some recent day African American community members are also depicted.

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!POWAR! to the People cropped
!POWAR! to the People cropped

2014 18'w x 12' h acrylic and fabric on masonry Winston-Salem, NC The final mural created by the !POWAR! Program in 2014. It is a collage of students and teacher's self portraits.

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Rockin' !POWAR!
Rockin' !POWAR!

2013 45'h x 64'w acrylic, fabric and paper on stucco Trade St Winston-Salem, NC Created with students in the !POWAR! Program. The students made graffitti-style backgrounds and a black and white still image from a movie was added.

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Centennial Mural
Centennial Mural

2013 12'w x 6'h acrylic on doors Muse; Winston-Salem, NC Created for the Centennial celebration of Winston and Salem uniting. Participants in a scavenger hunt painted a section of the mural as a task. then details were added to complete the piece depicting the two cities then and now.

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!POWAR! Up
!POWAR! Up

2011 50'w x 18'h Liberty St; Winston-Salem, NC Three decades of Winston-Salem created with 14 students from the !POWAR! Program. The last panel has graffiti-style names by each student

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Tree at Last...Tree at Last...
Tree at Last...Tree at Last...

2010 25'w x 35'h acrylic & fabric on brick Liberty St; Winston-Salem,NC Created during the "Summer on Trade Concert" series this mural features hidden pictures that tell a story about the Downtown Art District. Over 75 participants' hand prints plus a dog's paw print and a baby's footprint in the foliage.

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New River Traditions
New River Traditions

1999 24'w x 14'h acrylic on brick Main St; West Jefferson, NC Scenes in and around the New River includes traditional music, picnicking, fishing and the train along with a tree and bucolic cow.

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Looking Back: The History of the Black Press
Looking Back: The History of the Black Press

1998 35' w x 22' h acrylic on brick Winston-Salem, NC Looking Back: The History of the Black Press, on the former Chronicle Newspaper building depicts the Black press from the 1700's up to the 1960's and features a larger than life image of Frederick Douglas. It was painted with student apprentices ages 14-21.

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la luz de diversidad
la luz de diversidad

2016/1999 12' h x 28'w acrylic on stucco Winston-Salem, NC ..or the "light in diversity" was painted with 16 students from an after school program and celebrates the Hispanic presence in the City. It was sponsored by the Hispanic League of the Piedmont Triad as a gift to the City of Winston-Salem.

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DTMS  - Downtown Middle School
DTMS - Downtown Middle School

2003 25'w x12'h acrylic & fabric on brick Winston-Salem

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Unity in Diversity
Unity in Diversity

2005 30'h x 26'w acrylic and fabric on brick West Jefferson, NC Painted with middle school students and participants from the Hispanic Community. This mural celebrates culture and diversity and demonstrates acceptance and tolerance. The hands throughout the tree are an homage to Diego Rivera and

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Star Status
Star Status

2008 15'h x 56'w acrylic and fabric on folding doors Winston-Salem, NC Star Status (partial mural shown)) is painted in Petree Elementary School with 85 students participating. It depicts school classrooms, students and the tiger - their mascot. Fourth grade students studying Langston Hughes poetry used the mural as inspiration for their own poems and read them during the mural reception.

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All in the Family II
All in the Family II

2002 9'w x13'h acrylic on wood panels Johnson City, TN This mural located in the Sherrod Library of East Tennessee State University portrays several influential figures in bluegrass and country music. Included, among others, are Bill Monroe, "The Father of Bluegrass Music," as well as the A.P. Carter Family, Earl Scruggs, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley and country music's first superstar, Jimmie Rodgers.

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