Learning Garden Murals: Humes Middle School
Big Green (formerly The Kitchen Community) commissioned fifteen fun and fresh murals to enliven Learning Garden areas in Shelby County Schools. Big Green’s commitment to youth wellness and health is reflected in each of the colorful murals, which depict fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, and bees. The different elements interact to form a lively conversation about food and nature.
Eight murals were created by Memphis-based artist Amy Beth Rice. Shelby County school students were instrumental in the design and execution of each mural.
about the artist
AMY BETH RICE
A former high school classroom art educator, Amy-Beth has been creating and selling artwork for over ten years and has been painting murals for three years. She received her Bachelors of Fine Art and Masters of Art in Art Education from Memphis College of Art.
Her work centers around color and spirituality. The artist states, “My paintings are meant to highlight the unnoticed abundance of life and magic just under the surface of our experiences. I want my viewer to walk away with renewed hope and energy.”