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CycleYOU Mural Project
Art brings communities together. We have reached out to neighborhood kids to give them a voice through art. Children from Harrison and Ashland Elementary will join a professional muralist & local city representatives and volunteers from CycleYOU on June 5th through 8th, to paint their vision of our Mind, Body Spirit theme on the CycleYOU parking lot walls on Corral Street off Midland Avenue.
“We want the kids in our neighborhood to have ownership of the businesses they see everyday, to feel a part of them,” Says Noelle Dick, CycleYOU owner, “By seeing their art on our walls it gives them a sense of pride and a positive interaction with us.”
Students were prompted with submitting art that reflects their interpretation of the words: “Mind, Body, Sprit.” To make their vision come true professional muralist’s Michelle Armstong and Jeremy Burch will guide them.
Armstrong, a visual arts teacher/media specialist at Cardinal Valley Elementary, has created public works of art in Lexington. Her work includes the Hive mural, the Gardenside mural, and a mural at the HOPE Center. Her current project includes a book bench project.
Burch, a graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Music, has illustrated a children’s book, created murals at Ethereal Brewing, Megaminds Educare and the Amazon.com warehouse in Lexington. His current project includes illustrating his second children’s book.
“This will be an annual project for CycleYOU” Dick says, “the goal is to fill our entire back parking lot inside and out with art from neighborhood schools.” CycleYOU currently is displaying all the submitted art inside its studio. We welcome any interviews prior to the event as we are raising funds to cover supplies & transportation.
If you would like to be part of this project through a donation that will go towards supplies and transportation for the children, you can donate in studio via cash, check or card.