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Most folks know that Grady County is the birthplace of Jackie Robinson but a new mural project between the University of Georgia Grady County Archway Partnership and Cairo High School will bring a little more recognition for Cairo’s most famous native.
The idea of a mural at the baseball field was created by U.G.A. College of Environment and Design students as part of a C.H.S. campus revitalization plan.
This project gives Cairo High art students an opportunity to work with renowned professor Dr. Joe Norman and the U.G.A. Lamar Dodd School of Art project “Color the World Bright” mural program.
Their projects have been featured in Garden and Gun Magazine and they have worked in numerous Archway Partnership communities.
“The mural at the C.H.S. field is honoring one of Grady County’s best,” said Scott Easom, art teacher at Cairo High School. “Aesthetically, nothing beats a hand-painted mural reflecting the great achievements of the one and only Jackie Robinson.”
Cairo High and the Archway Partnership are asking any Grady County artists who would like to assist, June 25-26, to email Grady County Archway Professional Whitney Brannen at Whitney.Brannen@uga.edu.
The Archway Partnership is a division of Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia.