Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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W hat artist needs a plain 36-by-36-inch canvas when the side of a brick mid-rise or even a sidewalk will do? Murals have been with us since the elementary sketches of the earliest cave dwellers, gaining more prominence during the era of Egypt's pharaohs as they depicted royalty's journey to the afterlife, and rising to Michelangelo's circa 1508 masterpiece on the Sistine Chapel and its depictions from the Book of Genesis of the stories of creation, the downfall of man, and the story of Noah. Murals are bountiful in North Carolina's Piedmont — with plenty to be found in such locales as Wake Forest, Youngsville, Durham, and Louisburg, just to name a few — but perhaps nowhere are they more plentiful (and some would say appreciated) than in the state capital, Raleigh. So, from the comfort of your lounge chair, join us on a tour of Raleigh's murals. For a map and additional insights, go to raleighmuralsproject.com. Jenn Hales' mural outside the DECO Raleigh store on West Hargett Street is said to be Raleigh's first sidewalk mural. "No Damsel," opposite, by Los Angeles artist Dorian Lynde is one of 10 featuring Disney-like princesses re-imagined as urban, street-savvy feminists, sans glass slippers. Photographs by Bob Karp Picture This A story told mostly in photographs Mural mania ! In the state capital Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Spring 2019 65

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