Thomasville Center for the Arts asked me and 5 other artists to create a small mural for their theme: “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”. Of course, I was chosen to paint one of the “train” pieces. We chose an image from the Thomasville Historical Society, and a 6′ x 4′ sheet of plywood and instructed to paint in any style we chose, just to reference the image we had chosen. Our ideas were approved, and we had one week to finish our mural. Keep in mind that these panels were set up at Grassroots Coffee on Broad Street. One artist a week painted their board in the little “cubby” in the store. I managed to work every evening, starting Monday, Feb. 1, and finally finished after working all day Saturday, Feb. 8th at 9:00 pm.
The Center surprised us by making our murals into postcards! The idea is that people will come in to Grassroots, fill out a postcard, and the Center will mail them all out after the last mural is finished, by the first week of March. May I also add that Grassroots also rewarded us with $75.00 gift cards! Thank you so much, the coffee really came in handy!!!
Postcards are still available for all the murals in Grassroots; next time you’re in Thomasville, send one to a friend!