Work has started on the Jenkins Community Mural Project. I was commissioned to do this mural by Appalshop, Inc. through a grant they received. My mural is one piece of a much broader project including production of several large photo banners, a walking/driving tour of the town of Jenkins, and another mural by fellow artist Pam Meade.
The mural is being painted on nine 5′ x 10′ Alupoly panels to be installed later at an already determined location. I have designed the mural in a paint by number system so anyone from the community, no matter their level of talent, will be comfortable with lending a hand and picking up a paint brush. We have had some participants as young as six and seven and as old as 64 attend. We have been working nights and weekends to make sure most who would like to join will be able to find the time.
To see the progress, you can check back here or search #jenkinsmurals on Facebook and Instagram. Also, here is a short news story done on the mural in the beginning painting stages: http://www.ekbtv.com/news/community-lends-their-brushes-brighten-jenkins