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Cooper-Young Community Association
2298 Young Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

Graffiti ImageThe Project:

The Cooper-Young Mural Project was developed to beautify, clean up and turn the South Mclean underpass and the Barksdale underpass into a doorway between two historical and established neighborhoods. This project is a joint effort created by the Cooper-Young Community Association and the surrounding neighborhoods and local Artist Carl E. Moore and Michelle Reeves.

The project was also developed to stop the reoccurring vandalism, graffiti, tagging and structural damage that take place on a regular basis costing money and valuable time to cleanup. Over the years members of the Cooper Young Associations have at their own expense maintained the walls and columns by sweeping up debris and covering up unacceptable images, text and removing trash and debris. This is an attempted to maintain not only the value of the community but also the value of its residents.

Production of the mural projects are scheduled from April to July 2013 with scheduled painting dates set by the artist.

Please check-in on a regular basis for mural updates, samples of the art, working photos, volunteer schedule and and media material.

Mural Mockup

Central and McLean Location

Artist: Carl E. Moore
Jamie Steward (Assisting Artist)
Lurlynn Franklin (Assisting Artist)
Chere L Doiron (Assisting Artist)

Project Managers:

Andy Ashby
Kristan A. Huntley
Brad Gilmer

Cooper-Young Community Association
Executive Director

Kristan A. Huntley

Community Volunteers

June Hurt
Kristan A. Huntley
Mark Morrison
Eric Harris
John & Tyrina Browning
Colby Spencer
Beverly Cooper
Edward Greene
Court Ogilvie
Asuka, Vincent and Evan Yow
Demetrius Boyland
Damien KovariK
Miles Kovarik
Linley Schmidt
Johnathan McCarver
Rena G. Sawyer
Jeff Sawyer
Wes Williamson
Caroline Thorman
Kelsey Norton
Miranda Keough
Sam Raynor

Sherwin WilliamsPaint and supplies provided by
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store
1964 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 725-9244