Burke Arts Council Mural
Public Feedback Request
Please share your ideas for this mural!
Gabriel Eng-Goetz has been selected by the Burke Arts Council to create a large-scale mural on the northwest side of their new building in downtown Morganton, NC. The complex is a newly renovated space and will serve as a hub for the arts. Gabriel is working with the Burke Arts Council to engage the community in order to create an inclusive, authentic mural for the residents of Burke County. If you are a resident please share your ideas at the bottom of the page!
About the Artist
Gabriel's studio is based in Durham, North Carolina USA. His work explores the cultural history of identity, including his own as a Chinese American born and raised in the South, and our human connection to the natural world. Outside of creating artwork for clients and collectors, Gabriel works with his community to showcase and uplift North Carolina's vibrant and diverse art scene by producing/curating events and working as a youth mentor. @gabegets | gabegets.com
Community research and engagement is essential when creating public art, as it should represent the area and those living in it. This is where YOU come in. We want to be sure that all groups have a voice in what this mural reads and evokes. Please submit your feedback via the form below.
We've received some great feedback from the community already. The most common themes suggested have been HISTORY, DIVERSITY, NATURE, STORYTELLING and MOVING FORWARD. Let us know if any of these resonate with you or if you have new themes to suggest.
Consider how themes and subject matter can be represented visually. Do you prefer bold imagery or something more subtle? What color palette would you like to see? Are there specific symbols or iconography you'd like to see included. Let us know.
Let your voice be heard!
Please enter your feedback via the form below. All feedback will be considered.
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