Recently, six talented Kettle Run High School students, all members of the National Art Honor Society, painted a whimsical and inspiring mural in Old Town Warrenton, spreading the simple message of “Be Kind. Spread Love.”
Their teacher, Tisha Burke, sought to have her art students become more involved in the community, and Warrenton’s local Main Street organization, Experience Old Town Warrenton (EOTW), worked alongside the municipality to identify an appropriate site for a mural. Several mural design options were presented, but ultimately one was selected.
Students arrived at South 4th Street, between Main and Lee Street, to prime the chosen retaining wall, and the mural was completed within a day as a result of everyone’s hard work and dedication. Check it out below!
“It’s beautiful! We love that the next generation of Warrenton residents has taken ownership in the town. And, it spreads such a positive message that we should remind ourselves of each day, especially after such a difficult year.”
– Charity Furness, Executive Director, Experience Old Town Warrenton
The new mural contributes to an environment in Old Town Warrenton that promotes a rich and appealing cultural atmosphere in which to live, play and do business. Learn more about the talented students below!
Pictured left to right:
- Connor Soldon | Rising Junior, 2020-2021 NAHS Secretary, Mural Designer
- Cecelia Wise | Rising Junior
- Maya Mallory | Class of 2021 Graduate
- Abby Aldrich | Rising Junior
- Jasmin Hernandez | Rising Junior, 2020-2021 NAHS Vice President
- Andrew Zhao | Rising Junior
- Heather Deeney | NAHS Co-Sponsor, 2nd Year at KRHS
- Tisha Burke | NAHS Sponsor, 5th Year at KRHS