Piloted in 2016, Resident Arts is contracted with the City of Columbia’s Department of Parks and Recreation to complete 8 murals along the downtown extension of the MKT Trail from Locust St. at Flat Branch Park to ¬†Stewart Rd. at Providence Rd. with the CARE Art Gallery Program.

“You are the Seed” was created to celebrate the diversity of Columbia while acknowledging that we must overcome our challenges to grow into a better version of ourselves. The mural features Darwin Hindman, former mayor of Columbia, who spearheaded the Rails to Trails initiative as well as patterns and symbols from Islamic culture that represent life and infinite wisdom. Columbia’s community is shown pulling one another out of the soil, overcoming challenges, and working together, through activism, to bring a message to the view, “Let Our Challenges Inspire Us to Grow”

Lead Artist: Madeleine LeMieux

Project Partners: Islamic Center of Central Missouri, Lutheran Child and Family Services, and The Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

The second mural, “Make a Brighter Future” was created in 2017.

Partners: Parks and Recreation, CARE, MU Department of Black Studies, One Mic, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Missouri Arts Council
Lead Artist: Madeleine LeMieux
Assistant Artists: Kaitlyn Farmer, Jacob Lopez, Orlando Smith Jr., Zeke Stokes, Pearl Van Etten.
CARE Art Gallery Trainees: Kiessence Bassett, Alexis Dove, Syndney Gilbreth, Rebecca Gray, Rachel Jeffries, Emily Jeffries, Emily Konrad, Adeline Kraus, Emily Lloyd, Hope Lloyd, Zack Roberts, Joel Scott, Lisa Simms, Jazzmyn Sims, Alison Thompson.
Special Thanks: Jamila Batchelder, Mary Beth Brown, Elisa Chavez, Beth Irons, Aimee Leonhard, T’Keyah Thomas,¬†Taco Bell #456, and all the other community members that helped make this mural possible.

More information coming soon.