What a great idea! Stone County, Mississippi has been designated the “Mural Court of Mississippi for their efforts to add artistic renderings of the city/area’s history through murals. Check out the full article below!
WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) – Stone County has been designated the “Mural Court of Mississippi.”
Twenty-three murals – some painted, some made of mosaic tile – are located around the county and tell the stories of the area’s ecosystem, people, notable landmarks and industries.
Senate Concurrent Resolution 643 was passed by the Senate and House in April. Local officials are planning a mural celebration in June.
Sandra Cassibry, an art instructor at the Perkinston campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/IIFY4L) that the murals are a way to tell the story of Stone County when the storytellers are not there.
Jay Paul Gumm, executive director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership, says the murals are also important to bring in tourists.