About the artwork: “To start this project, I made two scouting trips to Blount Street where I walked the blocks mentioned in the project and searched for a subject. I decided to create a composition using Prince Hall as the subject. I was…

About the artwork: “Windows on Blount Street is based on a rubbing of one of my carved acrylic paintings from the Reservoir series, in which I chose techniques and motifs from my personal art-making history and used those elements to create 24…

About the artwork: “Coming from a small town myself—Oxford, North Carolina, where there were few cultural events, museums, etc.—the public library was the place that fed my soul. A good library is an extremely important resource for any…

About the artwork: “One Way Home is a way of talking about and understanding people without depicting people. I am interested in what historic buildings can tell us about old ways of life melding with or giving way to present-day needs. In the…

About the artwork: “The Washington School is one of the most historically significant buildings for Raleigh’s African American educational community. Although not on Blount Street, I thought it would be important to honor a building and…

About the artwork: “Preserve celebrates food traditions and aims to help viewers recollect the vibrant past of the East Raleigh-South Park Historical District. My banner design is an ode to the African American home demonstrators. From 1919 to…

About the artwork: “As a young girl growing up in Apex and Raleigh, the Shaw area was a place of prestige within my community, from the university to Dr. Debman’s office, who delivered me and my siblings. My approach to honoring the historic…

About the artwork: “The work I am presenting represents what I have read about the historic portion of Raleigh. The African American roots of the freedmen who started on Blount Street and other areas of downtown, because it was one of the few…

About the artwork: “The 746 East Raleigh South Park District was a place that provided black people with a strong community and incredible opportunities that they were largely being denied elsewhere. I wanted to highlight some of those wonderful…

About the artwork: “While the majority of my artwork is mixed media collage built out of secondhand print materials, I often work through these ideas digitally first. As a result of this practice, I’ve become increasingly interested in digital…