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Taylor will hold community mural painting in U’town on April 23 and 24

The Community Foundation of Uniontown announced that artist Tres Taylor will be coming to Uniontown to paint a mural in the city. Painting will take place with the help of volunteers on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, from 9am-5pm on both days. Taylor has partnered with Can’d Aid with a venture known as The Revolution of Joy. The mission of this project is beautifying communities across the Black Belt region through murals. Each piece carries the signature style of Taylor’s other works, primarily on tarpaper. Ultimately, the project expects to complete 20 murals across the Black Belt. Thus far, eight have been completed, with Uniontown being the ninth addition to the growing list. Previously, Taylor brought his Revolution of Joy to Perry County’s own Marion, with a sprawling mural facing the historic downtown district. Greensboro in Hale County also saw its own mural painted before Marion, dedicated to its legacy in the catfish industry. Projects are completed through volunteer work and community involvement. Tools will be provided for volunteers and no artistic experience is necessary. Those interested may register online, or stop by during the painting session to take up a brush. This event coincides with Uniontown Community Foundation’s Earth Day to Arbor Day Celebration event, which begins on Saturday, April 23.