Friday, February 17, 2012

Grey Friday, Colorful Murals

Despite the grey weather today, the City of Memphis is still a vibrant, colorful city.  That's especially thanks to the work that local artist Jeff Unthank and his studio assistant Mollie Riggs are doing on a mural for the Raleigh-Frayser Area of Memphis.  Today we had the opportunity to do a studio visit with Jeff and Molly and were joined by local artist Anthony Lee, Philadephia Mural Arts Program muralist Eric Okdeh, Philadephia Mural Arts Program Arts Educator Noni Clemens, and the students of the Rhodes College Mural Painting Class.  [We are excited about the vibrancy that these students are going to bring to our City - find out more about their work here:]  Jeff's mural design delves into the rich history and culture of the Raleigh-Frayser area.  The final product will be a 100 panel mural that will be installed on James Road at Scenic Highway later in 2012.   Here's sneak peak of all the hard work that Jeff and Molly are doing!  Stayed tuned for updates on the progress of this exciting mural!