Partnering together for Paint & Poetry, the Charlottesville Mural Project and New City Arts are producing text-based murals in the Charlottesville area. Paint & Poetry support the vocation of artists, poets, and musicians by featuring their artwork in public spaces while beautifying the city we call home, Charlottesville, VA. Plans for the Paint & Poetry Project began in the fall of 2014.
Monday, February 22, 2016 – The Charlottesville Mural Project (CMP) is excited to announce its new Director to lead the public art program. After receiving a strong response from candidates within Charlottesville and outside Virginia, a hiring committee selected Greg Kelly for the position. Kelly, former Executive Director of The Bridge, brings a decade of arts programming, outreach, and curatorial experience.
“I am very confident in the high-quality and unique vision Greg Kelly will bring to the project,” says current CMP Director, Ross McDermott. “We are fortunate to have someone take over who is passionate about Charlottesville, brings with him a strong artist network, and truly believes in the positive impact public art can make in communities.”
The call for applications is now closed as we conduct interviews. We will announce the filled position for the Director of the Charlottesville Mural Project on Monday, February 22nd.