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PHOTOS: A Day Of Mural Painting In Durham

a woman paints a mural in Durham
Nicholas Byrne
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WUNC
After a long career as a professional muralist, Brenda Homes is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at UNC Chapel Hill. Here, she is seen painting a mural on the side of the Duke Arts Annex on October 23, 2016.

This past weekend, a collection of local artists gathered to paint graffiti and murals outside the Duke Arts Annex.

The event, know as Mural Durham, brought together local Durham artists and the Durham community for a day of mural painting, local food, music and fun.

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Local artists involved include: FRANCO, Brenda Miller Holmes, Heather Gordon, Victor Knight, Bart Cusick, WOEM and Sergio Sanchez.

The following day, artists Brenda and Franco Holmes returned to continue work on the murals.
 
Note: This photo gallery is part of an occasional installment in collaboration with students and faculty at the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
 

a woman's hand painting a mural
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Brenda Holmes paints straight lines by using her finger to stabilize the brush. She worked on a mural outside the Duke Arts Annex on Sunday, October 23, 2016.
a woman on a ladder works on a mural
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The mural had to be finished by the end of the day on Sunday, October 23, 2016, so artist Brenda Holmes worked all afternoon sketching and painting the side of the Duke Arts Annex.

a woman painting a mural
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Brenda Holmes is passionate about sharing the "unifying, and transformative, creative experience” that is mural making. She worked on a mural outside the Duke Arts Annex on Sunday, October 23, 2016.

two aritsts talking about a mural
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Franco and Brenda Holmes took a break from the mural on October 23, 2016 to talk about proportions on the wall of the Duke Arts Annex.

a sign for the Duke Arts Annex
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The mission of the Duke Arts Annex is to provide increased resources and programming for Duke students. It’s located on Gattis St. in Durham, NC.

a woman paints a mural
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Brenda Holmes uses painter's tape on the project to guarantee crisp edges on her shapes. She worked on a mural at the Duke Arts Annex on Sunday, October 23, 2016.

The muralists used plastic cutlery to mix paint and experiment with new colors.
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The muralists used plastic cutlery to mix paint and experiment with new colors.

a couple works on a mural at the Duke Arts Annex.
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Brenda and Franco Holmes traced the outlines of their collaborative mural project at the Duke Arts Annex in Durham, NC on Sunday, October 23, 2016.

a couple works on a mural at the Duke Arts Annex.
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Franco and Brenda Holmes worked side-by-side on ladders to finish their mural project at the Duke Arts Annex on Sunday, October 23, 2016.

 

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