GREENVILLE—The Greenville Mural Committee of Main Street Greenville has started its first phase for murals in downtown Greenville.
The first phase, called the “Art is Power” program, includes the installation of seven power box murals.
Artwork for this phase was created by graduating seniors from the Career Art Program at Greenville High School.
Students whose work was selected were presented with a $100 stipend, provided by Rotary of Greenville. There will be funding from grants for the eventual larger mural program.
Artwork was judged by members of the Main Street Greenville board and its Design Committee, as well as the Mural Committee members.
Committee members include Coordinator Eileen Litchfield, Stephanie Shields-Lowder, Ashley Austerman, Joe Wintrow, Dick Brown, Deb Shiverdecker, Matt Styer, Tim Wells, Andrea Jordan, Marilyn Delk, Greg Billing, Tamara McNulty and Jennifer Overholser.
Winning entries will be digitized and enlarged to vinyl wraps, made by Wintrow Signs, to cover the power boxes.
“This program I would say is Joe Wintrow’s brain child,” Litchfield said. “The Mural Committee was working, and he said, ‘You know, we have always wanted to cover these power boxes, just like in big cities.’ If you Google it, there are images of a lot of colorful boxes.”
Due to the power boxes being owned by the City of Greenville, and the fact that Wintrow is a Greenville graduate, he wanted to see Greenville students get involved.
April Brubaker, Director of Main Street Greenville, said she was very impressed by the work the students submitted.
Students involved are Natalie Evans (power box at W. Water & S. Broadway), Skylar Fletcher (power box at YOLO Park), Brianna ‘Rowan’ Flory (power box at E. Main St & Walnut), Kate Garber (power box at E. 4th St. & S. Broadway), Belia Ornelas (power box at Main & Sycamore) and Lexi Slade (power box at E. 5th St. & S. Broadway).
All of the students’ submitted artwork will be displayed at the Main Street Greenville Artisan Stroll in August.