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The Greenville Housing Authority
09/24/2018

Mural Painting in Honor of Local Living Legends!

 

Greenville, SC - On Saturday, September 20, 2018, local living legends Mary Duckett, Community Activist and Roy Mack, Retired Assistant Fire Chief were honored by the community with a mural painting of the both of them on the residential campus of the Gallery at West Greenville.

Over 100 community volunteers participated in painting the mural which was led by local community artist Adam Schrimmer of Blank Canvas Mural Company, Katie Law, Nick Burns and TriniQua Darity.

The ceremony featured opening remarks by Adam Schrimmer of Blank Canvas Mural Company, invocation by Julia Fields, instrumental solo by violinist Sesonya F. Nfor, mural presentation by Diane Keller and Lieutenant Anderson, a dance performance by Megan Hannon and special remarks by Greenville City Councilwoman Lillian Brock-Flemming.

Event coordinators were Anneice Newkirk of the Greenville Housing Authority and Tabatha Salters of NHE Inc.

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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 charrettes 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 are held with current residents of the Harbor and Gallery at West Greenville to complete the designs for the dumpster enclosures on the Gallery at West Greenville's campus. 

PHASE II - Completed on September 22, 2018, featured local living legends Mary Duckett and Roy Mack. 

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 Pictures of PHASE I MURAL!

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