Art Professor Jennifer Anderson Launches Taubman Museum’s New Mural Wall Program
Faculty, Fine Arts
October 22, 2014
Associate Professor of Art Jennifer Anderson is inaugurating a new mural wall program at Roanoke’s Taubman Museum of Art with the creation of her work, Resolute Understandings of Fragile Things. The piece will be on display May 31 – September 6 on the patio mural wall across from Norah’s Café in the museum and along Norfolk Avenue. For the mural project, Anderson will hand cut intricate stencils that will be printed on the retaining wall outside Norah’s. Using elements around the museum as inspiration, the mural will present the tenacious relationship between the natural and man-made environment as the mural itself functions as a “wall paper” with a pattern similar to those found in the formal dining rooms of Victorian homes. Anderson is collaborating with students from Hollins and Ferrum College, who will contribute their own elements to the mural and assist with its installation. Jennifer D. Anderson: Resolute Understandings of Fragile Things will be created as part of the programming for the Taubman Museum of Art’s annual Sidewalk Art Show. Anderson and the students from Hollins and Ferrum will add the final elements to the mural on May 31, the day of the show. The Taubman Museum of Art is located at 110 Salem Avenue, SE, in downtown Roanoke.