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The Greenville Housing Authority
04/23/2018

Day 2 & 3 - Mural Painting Underway at the Gallery at West Greenville

 

Communities of Opportunity Mural Program (COMP)

On April 19th we released an e-blast of the mural painting on the residential campus of the Gallery at West Greenville. In that announcement we promised to share with you our progress. Below are pictures of day 2 and 3. Lots of progress made and a finished project is nearing completion. Please stay connected with us via our website and social media pages for future updates.   

Day 2 and 3

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Murals build a sense of community! While the end products - the works of public are is always beautiful, its deeper value lies in the conversations created, the connections built, and the legacy of relationships fostered along the way, often with transformative results.

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What is COMP?

Community of Opportunities Mural Program (COMP) is a free program offered to Residents of TGHA properties. Its purpose is to create works of Public Art to be enjoyed by the residents and the City of Greenville as a whole.

Public art provides a tool for economic revitalization and creates community identity. It helps shape the quality of life for people in a community by offering a form of expression that embodies a community’s spirit. It represents a sense of community pride and brings people together. Moreover, public art attracts people to a community who bring a broad array of talents and experiences, further enriching it.

How did you fund COMP?

On September 28, 2017, TGHA received approval from the City of Greenville’s Arts in Public Places Commission to implement the Community of Opportunities Mural Program. In March of 2018, we applied for and received a grant from the Arts in Public Places Commission in the amount of $9,000 to cover some of the cost of implementation. The remaining program costs are covered by TGHA.   

Who came up with the conceptual design for the dumpster enclosure?

The mural concepts for each dumpster enclosure was shaped through design charettes with former and current residents of the Gallery at West Greenville. Free art classes were held at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts and taught by Adam C. Schrimmer of the Blank Canvas Mural Company. In addition, neighborhood meetings continue to be held with current residents at the Gallery at West Greenville Club House to complete the designs for the two remaining dumpster enclosures on the Gallery at West Greenville's campus. 

 

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