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Confederacy-tied Artwork Comes Down At Camden High School

December 10th, 2017

Confederacy-tied Artwork Comes Down At Camden High School

By Reggie Ponder
Staff Writer
Sunday, September 3, 2017
A student-created tile art piece depicting U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis side by side has been removed from a wall outside the library at Camden County High School in the wake of recent controversies in a number of cities over monuments to the Confederacy.
“In light of the recent controversy in Charlottesville and throughout the country, we have recently removed the painting from the wall outside the media center,” said Camden County High School Principal Billie Berry.
The controversy turned violent — and deadly — in Charlottesville, Va., when a woman was killed as a man with ties to white supremacist groups drove a truck into a crowd of counter-protestors opposing the gathering of white supremacists in the city. The white supremacist groups rallied in Charlottesville in opposition to the city’s removal of a statue honoring Confederate General Robert E....

North Carolina School Takes Down Confederate-Lincoln Art

December 10th, 2017

North Carolina School Takes Down Confederate-Lincoln Art

CAMDEN, N.C. (AP) — A high school in North Carolina has removed artwork outside its library that showed President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis side by side.

Camden County High School Principal Billie Berry said there were no complaints about the artwork, but he thought it was best to act before the tile art cause any problems.

The artwork is one of several similar pieces at the school.

Berry told The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City there is a William Shakespeare-themed painting near the English classrooms and a mural about life on Earth on the science halls.

Berry says the Lincoln-Davis art was created along with a high school from Pittsburgh. Students used video chat to each paint half the tiles, then shared them.

Naval Station Norfolk Unveiling

November 11th, 2017

Naval Station Norfolk Unveiling

Norfolk to dedicate mural for Naval Station centennial
POSTED 3:05 PM, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017, BY NICK BOYKIN

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk will dedicate a mural representing the commemoration to 100 years of Naval Station Norfolk on Oct. 6.

The dedication will be at 5 p.m. in the Fountain Park Parking Garage at 130 Bank St., and is free and open to the public, said the City of Norfolk’s Public Art Program.

Vice Mayor Teresa Whibley and Captain Rich McDaniel will be the two dedicating this permanent commemoration by the city.

The artwork titled, Fathoms of Freedom, was designed by local artist, Christopher Kozak and painted by Norfolk teens during the Public Art and Norfolk Emerging Leaders summer program.

The almost 40’ tall mural features Columbia, the goddess representing the concept of liberty, holding the North Star with the Little Dipper lit above her. Sailors, ships, submarines and symbols of the Navy are represented in a...