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GHA kids create third mural with bold, vivid colors

Have you seen the marvelous new mural on the inside of Pearl Nix Parkway wall, facing Melrose Apartments?

Completed Nov. 17, the mural is the culmination of the work of about 15 GHA kids who designed and painted the artwork – with a little help from their friends.

Janannne Waller, a longtime instructor for GHA, helped the children develop their ideas into a cohesive design that could be replicated in paint along an almost-60-foot section of the traffic barrier wall along Pearl Nix Parkway that shields Melrose Apartments from sound and traffic.

The mural was designd during the first weeks of fall, and then completed in two days by the GHA kids. Also, about 8 volunteers came to assist the kids – including members of the Gainesville High School Beta Club, a UNG art professor, an English professor and two art majors at University of North Georgia, a doctor and others assisted the kids and encouraged them.

The mural is the third one created by GHA children, as the first mural was painted in 2017.

The goal in creating the murals is to beautify the Melrose community through art, to inspire and engage GHA residents and to lay the groundwork that values the blending of shared visions and dreams. 

So please check out this lovely addition to Gainesville, and enjoy it each time you pass!



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