JWCC Visual Art Students Create Mural at Salem Church

Mural artistsStudents from John Wood Community College’s visual arts department recently created a mural for Salem Church in Quincy. Addie Seabarkrob, JWCC assistant professor of fine arts, led the collaboration of five students to provide the church with designs and color mock-ups. Once the theme was approved, the church supplied the materials and the students gave their time completing the assignment. The mural is available for viewing just outside the community room in the Salem Church educational building.

The mural includes nature themes and a welcome message, with a winding path to indicate a journey and transformation. This is the fourth year of JWCC’s community mural project, which provides scholarship students a way to fulfill their obligation within their scholarship agreement. It also gives students an opportunity to learn the processes involved in collaborative and community service undertakings. Students participating this year were Silas Coggeshall, Nevin McNally, Michaela Huber and Maranda Seckman of Quincy, and Laura DeJong of Keokuk, Iowa.

JWCC visual art students have completed other murals for the Blessing Cancer Center, Curtis Creek Retirement Village, and JWCC’s Heath Gallery and Music Department. Students also have collaborated on mini-mural projects scattered around the JWCC campus. If your organization is interested in participating in a similar project, contact Addie Seabarkrob at 217.641.4997 or aseabarkrob@jwcc.edu.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

Learn more at: www.jwcc.edu.