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Volume 24, Number 10 — November 2017

Murals for Cultural Heritage Center

mini-billboards that will soon hang in the boarded-up windows of the proposed BCMA Cultural Heritage Center site courtesy of VI art students.
mini-billboards that will soon hang in the boarded-up windows of the proposed BCMA Cultural Heritage Center site courtesy of VI art students.

Slappin' Paint: BCMA/VI Art Project

June 04, 2012

BRISTOL, VA — It's a collaboration of art and music as Birthplace of Country Music Alliance and Virginia Intermont College recently began work on massive mini-billboards that will soon hang in the boarded-up windows of the proposed BCMA Cultural Heritage Center site.

VI art professor Sam Morrow, former banjo player for The Dixie Bee-Liners, is overseeing art students who have taken over the third floor of the school's library as a studio.

"When you drive the by the Cultural Heritage Center now, you see an empty building," says Jessica Turner, a BCMA board member who is also on staff at Virginia Intermont. "While preparations are being made to start construction, we wanted to passers-by to get a glimpse of Bristol's future."

Godsey Supply and Woods Paint, both of Bristol, supplied paint and materials for the project.

To read an article in the Bristol Herald Courier, click here.

Follow progress on the project by logging on and "liking" BCMA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/birthplaceofcountrymusic.

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