Event is Aug. 20
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2014) — The dedication ceremony for a mural at the SHARE Center is scheduled at 4 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the organization’s location in Lexington at 572 Georgetown Street.
Lexington artist Christine Kuhn was selected to create the mural and work is currently underway.
The dedication will be held on the lawn of the Robert H. Williams Cultural Center, across the street from the SHARE Center. Parking is available at the Black & Williams Neighborhood Center or Bethel Baptist Church parking lots.
“My interest in community building goes back to my earliest days,” explains Kuhn. “As the daughter of a poor and uneducated family, I was interested in overcoming fear and building bridges between different socioeconomic and educational groups. As the first person in my family to attend college and as a Westerner in a small African village during my Peace Corps service, I have experienced a lifetime of bridging cultural and economic gaps. I am truly proud to have earned this commission and hope that my work will truly make a difference in the lives of many.”
The Lexington Mural Project began in 2008 when LexArts worked with neighborhood associations, LexTran, the YMCA and professional artists to create murals at Vine Street, North Limestone, Southland Drive and Loudon Avenue. A second installment of murals, completed in 2011, reveals special stories each neighborhood or community has to tell and the SHARE Center mural will build upon this theme.