Black Lives Matter mural around Vance Monument completed

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Sat, Aug 1
2020-08-01T00:00:00-04:00
2020-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Vance Monument
US-74 ALT, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
Free
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Asheville Area Arts Council.
(828) 258-0710
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Black Lives Matter mural around Vance Monument completed

This week, 3 local Asheville artists completed a Black Lives Matter mural in Pack Square downtown. The mural wraps around the now-shrouded Vance Monument.

The mural was approved by Asheville City Council, and coordinated via the Asheville Area Arts Council. The push for the mural comes on the heels of weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd, heated debate over the Vance Monument and the memorial to Confederate soldiers in front of the Buncombe County Courthouse, and Asheville’s recent commitment to reparations.

Each artist took the lead on a different word in the mural.  Joseph Pearson was the lead artist for the word Black, Jenny Pickens for the word Lives, and Marie T. Cochran for the word Matter.