In fall 2017, HAP Coordinator Sherry Cheatham approached Antioch High School art teacher Henderson Majors to propose an art contest that would engage local students in creating a mural on a blank concrete wall at Perimeter One Nashville, a member of HAP. The art department at Antioch High School is using the mural project as a teaching opportunity for the students. The project is also HAP’s first visible community project.
Many art students participated, and contest winners would receive gift certificates to a local art store.
In our May 2 meeting, HAP showcased the winning artwork and awarded certificates. Prizes were given to first, second, and third place, as well as an award for honorable mention. Antioch High School also received a $500 donation to the art department.
We also publicly recognized and thanked all students who are participating in painting the mural at the Perimeter One Nashville building.
Metro Councilwoman Tanaka Vercher (District 28) and representatives from Harding Area Partnership, 3LS Properties, Perimeter Park Executive Center, and Antioch High School were on hand to congratulate the students.
The final mural design includes the first place winning piece in its entirety, along with elements of the second and third place pieces. A group of students began working on the mural on April 21st, and we anticipate it to be complete by the end of May.
Perimeter Park Executive Center, also a member of HAP and a tenant of Perimeter One Nashville, purchased the original artwork from the students and will display it in their flexible office workspace.
Harding Area Partnership is a community organization focused on enhancing the quality of life along Harding Place and surrounding areas. To achieve its goals, the organization engages local business owners, community leaders, community organizations, and neighbors.