MURALS help communities reclaim & celebrate their heritage, building groundwork for cooperation that often results in new collaborations. All types & 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 & create a lasting, visual memory. The mural becomes a center of pride in the community & a strong community helps deter youth from joining gangs, reduces the chance of crimes & graffiti in a neighborhood & fosters fellowship.
Commissioned by Family Dollar in 2016 this mural is 8'x12' and showcases the rich history of the area from President Washington's visit to the present day dinosaur playground. Acrylic on aluminum panels
A partial history of the East Winston African American community that was once home to doctors, pharmacists, teachers and world renown musicians. It was created to look like snapshots.
Located on the corner of Acadia and Hollyrood Streets this is the final mural created by the !POWAR! Program in 2014. It is a collage of student and teacher's self portraits.
Created in 2013 with a group of middle and high school students this mural is 32' high by 45 feet wide. It is a collage of newspaper, and butcher paper painted with spray paint and acrylics. The final pieces were attached to the wall with a gel medium and detailed with acrylic paint. Located on Trade Street in Winston-Salem.
Created in 2013 to celebrate Winston and Salem becoming one city. It is created on 5 panels and is housed in the New Winston Museum.
Created with 14 students from the !POWAR! Program in 2011. This image is located on the corner of 6th and Liberty Sts in Winston-Salem
.....is located on Liberty Street in Winston-Salem. It was created in 2010 during the summer on Trade Concert series and 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 are featured in the foliage. It measures 25' x 35' and was painted on fabric applied to the wall.
Looking Back: The History of the Black Press, located on the Chronicle Newspaper building on Liberty Street in Winston-Salem, NC; 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 in 1998 with students ages 14-21. It is approximately 22' x 35'.
....or the "light in diversity" was painted in 1999 with 16 students from an after school program. It was sponsored by the Hispanic League of the Piedmont Triad and measures 12' by 28'. It is acrylic paint applied directly to a primed stucco wall.
Painted in 2005 with middle school students and participants from the Hispanic Community in West Jefferson, NC; this mural celebrates culture and diversity. The hands throughout the tree are an homage to Diego Rivera and demonstrate acceptance and tolerance. It is 30' x 26' and is painted fabric installed on a brick wall with gel medium.
Star Status (partial mural shown)) is a mural painted in the Petree Elementary School in Winston-Salem, NC with 85 students participating. It depicts various subjects and students including 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. It was painted in 2008 and measures 15' x 56'.
"ALL In The Family II" is located in the Sherrod Library of East Tennessee State University. This 9 ' by 13 ' mural portrays a number of influential figures in bluegrass and country music. Included, among others, are Bill Monroe, who is known as "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. It was painted in 2002 with one assistant.
Painted in 1997 with 14 student apprentices, this partial view of the larger mural (40' x 28') depicts Winston-Salem in the 1930's when it was the largest city in NC. It follows tobacco from the field, curing and delivering it into town to sell where a carnival-like atmosphere prevailed during the Tobacco Market. Shops displayed their wares, medicine shows set-up and farmers played music on the streets while they waited for their crops to sell.
Miller's Department Store painted in 2001 is shown as is existed in 1939 on Trade Street in Winston-Salem. It measures 12' x 28' and is acrylic on stucco with over 50 people participating in its creation.