COMMUNITY WALL PAINTING DAY ON MAPLE STREET SIDEWALK
While work continues on the 5e Mural project on the sidewalks of avenue and rue Maple, the community is invited to a public painting day on Friday, November 12.e Avenue business districts. The public can register for 30-minute slots to fill in the colors along the Hendo Bee Line sidewalk mural. Volunteers and students from the art classes at Hendersonville High School will guide the audience in simple painting during this participatory community event.
The time slots are available from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 12. Groups of 4 to 5 people maximum can work together on an area.
Volunteers, including several students, have been dedicating their weekends since October to carrying out the mural project funded by a Community Challenge grant from AARP, designed for rapid action and community activation. There are a total of three murals to be completed. Diamond Cash’s “Bear Crossing” and “Hendo”, and Elizabeth Queen’s “Hendo Bee Line”.
âThis project has generated a lot of interest and involvement in the community,â said Jamie Carpenter, downtown manager for the Town of Hendersonville. âLead artists, Diamond Cash and Elizabeth Queen have put in long hours, bringing together friends, family and the entire community to create something very eye-catching and thoughtful for the hallway that connects Main Street and 7e Street.”
“The Hendo Beeline” is a collaboration between local artists Elizabeth and David Queen and this community and will be on Maple Street from 5e Avenue of the historic deposit. âThis mural concept draws heavily on the project’s mission to weave the many Hendersonville threads into its making,â said Elizabeth Queen. “It will be a honeycomb ‘yellow brick road’ through which pedestrians of all ages can jump, jump, meander through an illustrative border garden of native pollinators. The trail salutes our status as Bee City USA and the recent downtown mural For the Good of the Hive. Merging our past with our present, there are links to our master gardeners, quilt makers, gem mines and more. Most importantly, it celebrates the different stages of our lives and our community by exploring the diversity and importance of enduring interactions between man, community and natureâ¦ especially pollinators As part of the creation of The Hendo Beeline, Queen invited local artists aged 3 to over 70 to contribute.
About Elizabeth and David Queen:
While she enjoys making art (not to mention beekeeping and organic gardening), Elizabeth Queen’s passion is collaborative public art that includes elements of community service. An example of his âchoreography and directionâ of this type of collective work is Project Origami – a collaboration led by Elizabeth and international artist Yuri Tsuzuki, and involving the Nippon Center Foundation, students from Christ Church Episcopal School and the SC Governors School and a broad band of the Upstate SC community. âCollaborative public art is not just a way to give back to places that influence who we are, but the ripple effect is endless. Imagine how excited someone will be to be able to ‘meet someone at Beeline’ and show a friend or a passerby, ‘this is me. I helped do this! Inspiring, empowering, affirming for young and old, âsays Queen.
David Queen is a Scottish metal sculptor who began his engineering career working with metals in the energy industry. His contemporary sculpture is based on his knowledge of the properties of materials, travel around the world, the experience of life and his understanding of the influence of Man on Nature and vice versa. Most recently, David participated in an international art exhibition sponsored by Gallery @ Flatrock with Jose Bayro C. and Robert T. Smith. David’s merging of this experience with his love of history, poetry and science, results in an authentic observation of the state of the world today and how we might take it from there. ‘here and is reflected in his sculptures.