It may have been drizzling last Wednesday, but the mood at Circle Center was bright and sunny as we officially unveiled our newest mural! Called "Age and Grace', the mural features four Circle Center participants in beautiful Renaissance attire. Artist Nico Cathcart and photographer Caroline Shelnut collaborated to bring this 75'x18' work of art to life. The ceremony included remarks by members of our board, a conversation between the artists and our CEO, and Nico officially signing the mural.
The mural was part of the support we received from Altria that began on November 1st with a volunteer day. Nearly 100 volunteers spruced up our outdoor spaces and painted the base coat for this mural. We're grateful to Altria and to the Community Foundation who coordinated the day. Nico then spent nearly three weeks bringing the likenesses of our own Mike, Elizabeth, Banoo, and Winston to life.
We hope you'll come see it, and visit often. Caroline said it best when she said, "Whenever I photograph older adults, I want them to see themselves the way that I see them, as wonderful, valuable and beautiful human beings.”
We hope, when you see the mural, you'll feel that way, too.