Original Artist: Henry Green, October 2016
Description: This addition to the Downtown mural collection celebrates our local college, Dalton State, and their wonderful athletics program! Dalton State is committed to the academic and athletic success of their student athletes. Go Roadrunners! BEEP BEEP!
Project Manager: Juan Lama
Sponsor: Dalton State Athletics
Original Artist: Candy Chang (New Orleans)
Description: Artist Candy Chang painted the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans with chalkboard paint and stenciled it with a grid of the sentence, “Before I die I want to _______.” Anyone walking by could pick up a piece of chalk, reflect on their lives, and share their personal aspirations in public space. Over 1,000 Before I Die walls have been created in over 35 languages and over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. More information: BeforeIDie.cc
Project Manager: Madeline Toelke
Sponsor: The Bucket List, Antiques & Collectables LLC
Volunteers: Deanna Mathis, Crawford McDonald, Henry Green
Artist: Henry Green, March 2016
Description: One of the ideas presented in the mural is that the Earth is covered with plastic water bottles. So many of these bottles are used and, if not recycled, will become a major part of our Earth in landfills and dwindling resources. Every year people use enough plastic water bottles to wrap around the world twice. Recycling needs to be an important part of everyone’s life. Another part of the mural is the saying “What we save, saves us.” This directly ties to recycling because what we recycle saves the Earth by lessening our impact on vital resources. The trees on either side are an homage to the Tree of Life. When we recycle paper, we save trees. When we save trees, they in turn provide oxygen for the planet and save us and all other living things. I want to be able to convey these ideas and truths to others through my work.
Project Manager: Deanna Mathis
Sponsor: Keep Dalton Whitfield Beautiful (Liz Swafford, Anthony Cline)
Volunteers: Peter Mathis, Cathy Snyder, Malisa Cawood, Liz Swafford, Crawford McDonald, Julia Cagle, Marco Hernandez, Austin Laney, Adelina Martin, Andrea Rodriguez, Kevin Hernandez, Kevin Diaz, Lizett Porias, Jose Gutierrez
Artist: Kevin Bate & Morris Innovative Students, June 2015
Description: This mural celebrates the lives and community contributions of General Joseph Johnston, Curtis Rivers, Bob Shaw, Teresa Sosa and Catherine Evans Whitener. Students in Julia Cagle and Tom Lee’s classes at Morris Innovative High School researched Dalton history for several months and selected these heroes. Kevin Bate, a Chattanooga-based known for the Faces on Frazier and Mccallie Walls, partnered with Morris Innovative to create the mural.
“To me, this mural is more than just a painting on the wall,” “It is a reminder that no matter how young or old, you can always make a difference in the world. It is not just a wall with faces painted on it. It sends a message that if they were able to change their community, anyone can.” - Courtney Cordell (Morris Innovative Senior)
Project Managers: Julia Cagle & Tom Lee
Sponsor: Mohawk Industries
Volunteers: Morris Innovative Students
Artist: Trek Matthews, September 2013
Description: This mural was created as part of the Living Walls & GloATL Traveling Show in September 2013.
Sponsor: Living Walls, Atlanta
Artist: Jody Harris, 2014
Description: The title of this mural is "Colorful". It was completed in 2014 as a tribute to Keith Haring. To see more by this artist, follow his Instagram: @jodyelectronica
Sponsor: Michael's Fine Arts & Framing