The UrbanArt Commission is set to dedicate a couple of brand new murals out of a total of seven in two Memphis neighborhoods this month. The murals, which serve to represent the people in their respective communities, are painted on the Pine Hill Community Center and at Willow Park. Three local artists, Kyle Taylor, Chad M. Irwin, and Beth Edwards, are behind the two murals.
This Is My Song at the Pine Hill Community Center reflects the youth and elderly in the community and their quest to pursue education and healthy living. The mural also denotes the obstacles in actually obtaining the education. The formal dedication for this mural will be held tomorrow, June 20 from 12-2pm at the center, 973 Alice Avenue.
The mural on the equipment storage building at Willow Park titled Fun in the Sun captures the variety of sports activities offered at the park and the surrounding view of nature. The commission hopes this mural will show the diversity in the neighborhood and encourage people to visit the park. The formal dedication for this mural will be held Friday, June 27 from 12-2pm at the park, 4971 Willow Road.
Both dedications are free and open to the public. This initiative is organized by UrbanArt Commission and funded by the City of Memphis Public Art Program. At its completion, a mural will be installed in each of Memphis’ seven city districts.