Avery Lawrence was the winner of a mural design contest commissioned by the Charlottesville Mural Project and the IX Project. His winning design, “Hands Together”, was chosen from over forty submissions by a voting board of select local artists, curators, arts administrators, and city officials.
Lawrence was born and raised in Charlottesville, Va and currently resides in New Orleans, LA. Some would consider him an illustrator, others a performance artist. His latest project was reviewed by The Washington Post. Whatever kind of artist you want to call him, we were so happy to have him design and complete the first mural for the Charlottesville Mural Project. Here’s to Avery and the success of his career!
The CMP thanks lead sponsor, The IX Project, whose team understood the importance of improving the art and cultural landscape of Charlottesville. We would especially like to thank Fabian Kuttner for all his assistance, support, and creative ideas.
Special thanks to our additional sponsors: The Fund at CACF, Blue Ridge Building Supply, Benjamin Moore, Gropen, and United Rental.
Special thanks to all those involved in making the mural happen: Greg Kelly, Fabian Kuttner, Sarah Lawson, Dave Norris, Beth Turner, Maggie Guggenheimer, Andrew Greeley, Lindsey Mears, Andrew “Slam” Eaton, Chip Ransler, Ken Margolious, Marie Shacht, Kent Hipp, Taylor Knight, Tom Hughes, Sean and Julie McDermott, Emily Cone-Miller and Tony Field, Maggie Zengraft and her crew, The Clark Elementary kids and Aaron Eichorst, Dale Shumate, Debbie Bryning, Bill Farmer, Dennis Moneymaker, and Andrew Lettner.