the power of art.
Each year the Leadership Anderson class is tasked with completing a project to better the community. This year, Class 36, has taken on the venture to add a mural in Downtown Anderson. The purpose of Mural on Main is to act as a conduit for continued growth in Anderson by connecting the community through the power of art.
Local artist, Herman Keith, will design and install a 1,700 square foot mural on the side of Countybank at the corner of Main Street and Orr Street. Keith will use a parachute cloth technique, where the design will be broken up into 5’x5’ square panels. Those panels will be distributed among schools, community partners, patrons and local organizations, providing each with the opportunity to participate and leave their mark on this space and Downtown Anderson. These panels may be sponsored by different businesses and individuals.
MAKE A DONATION
We can't do this without you! By donating you are helping Mural on Main be a conduit for continued and future growth in downtown Anderson, SC. We are excited to give the opportunity to schools, community partners, patrons, and local organizations to help leave their mark in the heart of downtown.
PAINT WITH US
Join in on the fun! If you can not be a financial donor there is still plenty of opportunity. Please consider being a paint partner or a publicity partner!
MEET THE ARTIST
Herman Keith Jr. was born December 13, 1968 in Greenwood, South Carolina. Keith grew up in Anderson, South Carolina where he graduated from Westside High School. Keith’s work addresses a visual dialogue between “the past” and “the now “using various media. Keith attended Howard University in Washington D.C., in 1987 Majoring in Graphic Design. Upon graduation in 1995 Keith began working as a Graphic Artist for the consulting firm of Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Upon returning to South Carolina Keith attended Lander University to receive his Masters of Arts in Teaching Degree in 1999. Over the next twelve years Keith continued his career in art instruction in the public school systems of South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, and Florida. He is the founder of HAKeith Brushworx and the South Carolina Rural Arts Project (S.C.R.A.P.) which is a conscious effort to energize and revitalize rural towns and communities through art by transforming public spaces collectively with local individuals, institutions, and organizations. Keith is an adjunct art instructor at Claflin University in Orangeburg South Carolina.
Leadership Anderson Class 36
Susan Anderson- Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM), Carlisle Baker- AnMed Health, Liz Brock- United Way of Anderson County, Brooke Cole- Anderson County School District 5, Jenni Creamer- Tri-County Technical College, Morgan Cutts- Anderson County School District 3, Field Dunaway- Dunaway Law Firm, Ginger Eaton- First Citizens Bank, Andy Gibson- The LOT Project, Edward Green- TD Bank, Casey Johnson- Hill Electric Company, Donna Kazia- City of Anderson, Cory Lundeen- Habitat for Humanity, Justine MacBeth- Carolina Alliance Bank, Tassy Mannis- United Way of Anderson County, James McClain- Anderson Area Cancer Center, Leslie McIntosh- McIntosh, Sherard, Sullivan, & Brousseau, Jennifer Meeks- Electrolux Major Appliances, Chunsta Miller- Anderson Mall, Megan Richey- AnMed Health, Britton Rodgers- Anderson AreaChamber of Commerce, Elizabeth Shaw- Entegra Bank, Johnna Shirley- Anderson University, Kaleigh Sims- SynTerra, Addy Smith- Anderson County Arts Center, Jack Smith- Clarion Technologies, Theresa Taylor- Pip Marketing Signs Print, Mark Thomas- Michelin, NA, Jean Tillirson- AnMed Health, Johnnie Yingst- HTI Employment Solutions
“Connecting the community through the power of art and providing an opportunity for individuals and organizations to actively engage in the growth of Anderson”
WHAT IS LEADERSHIP ANDERSON?
Founded in 1984, Leadership Anderson is a 10-month leadership development program devoted to strengthening and dedicating our community leaders. Leadership Anderson is a program of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. Over 800 local leaders have graduated from the program and continue their commitment to the growth, development and prosperity to Anderson County.
WHY A MURAL?
Mural on Main proposes to spark pride and create a more vibrant community by drawing residents and visitors to downtown and offering accessibility to art and creative expression at no cost resulting in social, cultural, and economic benefits for Anderson.
WHO ARE WE?
Our class is comprised of 30 individuals from all different backgrounds, working together to impact Anderson!
WHAT IS THE PARACHUTE CLOTH TECHNIQUE?
Polytab is a non-woven fabric and is also known as Parachute Cloth. The material is very light, lighter than canvas, and can take on the form of the substrate it is being applied to. This fabric that is traditionally used in the garment industry is now widely part of large public mural art projects.