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Charlottesville Mural Project’s “Hands Together” mural to be relocated at the IX Art Park

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Greg Kelly, Director of the The Charlottesville Mural Project Greg Kelly, Director of the The Charlottesville Mural Project
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

The "Hands Together” mural, on the side of a building at the IX Art Park in Charlottesville, is being relocated to make room for the construction of Three Notch'd Brewery.  

The mural has been a staple at IX Art Park for half a decade. It was displayed in 2011 as part of the Charlottesville Mural Project. The project was created to beautify the city and support local artists.
   
“The community loves the piece, the IX loves it, and Three Notch'd and Martin Horn have been really, really great and they don't want to damage the piece … they want to do as little harm as possible to it,” said Greg Kelly, Charlottesville Mural Project. 

It will not be possible to reconstruct the entire mural, but representatives from the project hope to display some of its remains at IX Park. 

The Charlottesville Mural Project Press Release:

As construction begins on the Three Notched Brewery at IX, the CMP is working with stakeholders on the relocation of one of our most beloved and prominent murals. 'Hands Together', designed and created by artist Avery Lawrence in 2011, was the first large scale work produced by the CMP.

The proposed relocation of the piece will take place in the coming months, finding a new home for the mural on the grounds of the IX Art Park. The CMP wishes to thank all those involved in this undertaking and to the IX for its continued stewardship, preservation and support of the arts in Charlottesville.