Memphis Animal Services Mural Project
Artist: Charlie Forrester
Total Budget: $13,500 (includes honoraria for three artists to develop site-specific proposals)
Most recent benchmark/update: Charlie Forrester was selected by the selection committee and approved by Public Art Oversight Committee to lead this project in March 2019.
Upcoming benchmark/update: Forrester will be refining his proposal concept with feedback from the committees to submit with schematic design documents in May 2019.
Next committee meeting date: TBD
UAC is partnering with the City of Memphis to produce a mural that positively impacts the visitor experience at the Memphis Animal Services facility. The selection committee expresses an interest in a public art piece that will:
Create a welcoming, playful and positive entry to the MAS facility
Include the animals that are sheltered and cared for at MAS
Connect the services provided by MAS to the broader Memphis community
The project is funded through City of Memphis’ percent-for-art program in partnership with UAC to create public art projects across Memphis neighborhoods.
Alexis Pugh - Memphis Animal Services; Katie Pemberton - Memphis Animal Services; Sylvia Cox – Memphis Animal Services volunteer; Ranise Coppens – Alive Animal Rescue; Tracy Taylor - Memphis Animal Services; Meredith Olinger – Artist; Siphne Sylve - Artist; Elizabeth Thompson-Bringle - City of Memphis Engineering Division (non-voting)