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"Threading Through" Greenway Trail
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Head back to the greenway by heading back on Otts, turn left on Seigle, then right on 10th till you see the long mural. This spot marks the beginning of the greenway and is a prominent mural by a loved local artist.

Title: “Wildflowers”

Location: Intersection of E. 10th Street and E. 12th Street

Artist: Melissa Wineman

Date: 2020

Media: Acrylic paint

Artist Info: @owlymo


Along row of different, colorful flowers are painted on a black retaining wall.

Story: Local artist Melissa Wineman applied to a City of Charlotte grant making program to celebrate Charlotte’s 250-year anniversary with a big idea.  As a child growing up around this area, she had a vision of painting this exact wall one day. Wineman’s project was one of 10 selected in 2018 and in 2020, she completed painting the wall. It took her 17 days to paint the mural, her largest project to date. But it took a very long time to get permission from the state to paint the wall.  

Key Formal Elements:

·     Scale. Just gonna leave that there.

·     Polychromatic color scheme

Make the Connection: Wineman’s art is magical, whimsical and allows you to live in a world full of fairies and flowers. Not a bad thing. This wall was one of the worst looking walls before she painted it and in fact it was the childhood dream of the artist to paint a mural here. Armed with color and designs for native wildflowers and butterflies and bees, the artist celebrates her world and invites you in. Slow down and enjoy these flowers!