“Making Art Together – Garner Community Mural“
by Adriana Ameigh + Community Participants
© 2021 Adriana Ameigh
Describe your painting:
Over 20 children and adults of diverse backgrounds and skill levels, painted on this community mural. They each chose a square, the colors, and the theme.
What inspired you?
This painting is part of a larger project involving participatory community art. It’s a way for people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels to have free access, and collaborate in, the art-making process. From beginners to professionals, everyone has a fair chance at finding connection and respite in art, expressing themselves creatively without the pressure of a perfect outcome. Additionally, all paintings in the community canvas project will be auctioned and the proceeds donated to local shelters.
What is your background as an artist?
Adriana Ameigh is a Puerto Rican abstract artist based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her botanical and abstract paintings invite the viewer to explore the stories embedded underneath layers of vibrant colors and textured surfaces. She works primarily in acrylics, and oils with cold wax. Her current series focuses on exploring her Puerto Rican heritage and what it means to be part of a diaspora.
Do you have a connection to Garner or did you learn anything new about Garner as a result of your painting?
I live in near Garner and enjoy visiting the downtown area, the trails, and the parks.
Additional Info from the Artist:
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