Image Above, Left to Right: artwork by Akira Dudley, Dare Coulter, Victor Knight, and Akira Dudley at the Saint Agnes site on the campus of Saint Augustine’s University.
Raleigh Arts in collaboration with Saint Augustine’s University, Envision Saint Agnes, The Black On Black Project, Shaw University, Raleigh Murals Project, VAE Raleigh, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, Anchorlight, and the community are working to display and document murals created on temporary panels installed on storefronts and buildings in response to the social unrest and mass demonstrations earlier this year.
- The public is invited to see the exhibition any day of the week during daylight hours.
- At both locations, the artwork is mounted on shipping containers which are easily viewable from the road and sidewalks without having to enter either campus.
The exhibit is an outdoor installation centering Black artists and artists of color who captured this time through their work. Linda Dallas and Michael S. Williams curated the exhibition of murals, which were originally on downtown buildings in Raleigh and Durham. The artists included are Dare Coulter, Bobby Danger, Akira Dudley, Gemynii, Okirah Harris, Grayson M. Howell, Shaun Knight, Victor Knight, Lord PHLY, Sarahlaine Calva, and Wel Sed.
In this collaborative effort, Raleigh Arts continues to compile photographs and information, convene leaders from different organizations to document the moment, and be a partner in developing exhibitions and programming that amplifies the creative voices of the movement. Future projects include virtual artist talks, exhibition programs, and an online archive that will include the work in this exhibition as well as other artists and artworks created by the community.
About Raleigh Arts
The Office of Raleigh Arts supports and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the City’s Public Art and Design Board, and by supporting the Pullen and Sertoma arts centers. The Office of Raleigh Arts is part of the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.
Community members who wish to create their own public art projects may contact Raleigh Arts if they need guidance developing projects or finding artists to complete the artwork. Projects that will be installed on City property need to follow the Citizen-Initiated Projects public art process. Additional resources and financial support for projects on private property may be available through the Neighborhood Art Fund program or the Façade Grant program.