MONROE – In opening a new human services building, county leaders realized the building provided a blank canvas.
They wanted a community-led public art effort and reached out to art students of Piedmont High School’s Tracy Price.
“Our students had a wonderful opportunity to learn about the process of creating and installing art,” Price said. “At the same time, they have processed what the art not only means to them but will mean to the thousands of their neighbors who will engage with it.”
Students created pieces representing the people served while focusing on their humanity not their demographics. The art work was unveiled May 14.
“This project absolutely hit the mark,” Deputy Human Services Director Janet Payne said. “In both process and outcome, we are engaging the community and showing how we serve all of Union’s residents with dignity and respect.”