Project Overview

Marion Hale Community Center Mural - District Mural Program

Artist: Darlene Newman

Most recent benchmark/update: Contract execution with Newman to develop a mural for Bickford Community Center.

Upcoming benchmark/update: Newman will work with residents around the community center to inform the initial design of the mural. Design proposals expected in January 2019.

 

Project Description

UAC and the City of Memphis launched the second iteration of the District Mural Training Program in 2017 to provide mural training and professional development to seven Memphis-based artists, culminating in each artist creating their own $30,000 mural project in each of the seven Council districts. Training to support neighborhood engagement in the public art process, mural design and installation techniques was provided in partnership with MuralArts Philadelphia in Memphis and Philadelphia following artist selection in May 2018. Each artist was paired with a site across the city including Bickford Community Center, Whitehaven Community Center, May Soccer Complex, Orange Mound Community Center, Mitchell Community Center, Raleigh Town Center, and Marion Hale Community Center.

About the Artist