Appalachian Mural Trail



Town of Valdese
Village Park Mural
Valdese, NC

BlueRidge MilePost: 292
Latitude:35.742031, Longitude:-81.557223

Muralist: Clive Haynes
Member/Sponsor: Town of Valdese

Village Park Mural Description

    Artist Clive Haynes’ thirty by ninety foot mural, painted on the side of a building depicts images of the Italian village where the Waldensians lived until they moved to North Carolina. Other scenes on the mural show the earliest settlement in Valdese, founded in 1893, and the transformation into a vibrant community. Haynes likes to entice viewers into his work by engaging them with a search for 51 hidden objects. The Valdese Village Park Mural is a stunning outdoor painting and small picnic park on Main Street in Valdese. Spanning the depth of the building and visually integrated adjoining landscaping, this beautiful and unique monument to the history of Valdese includes depictions of the town’s attractions and 51 "hidden" objects awaiting discovery by children of all ages.



Artist Bio: Clive Haynes

    Clive Haynes was born in Atlanta Georgia USA. Has lived in Florida, Japan, England and Italy. Clive has studied Art at Harrow Art Collage and Uxbridge Technical Collage. Received a diploma in Art and Display for Brtish Display Society.

    Migrated to North Carolina USA 1986 and started painting murals in 1991, and writing children,s songs and books. Some are soon to be published.

    He has painted Murals at, Hollwild Animal Park, Inman S.C., Town of Kings Mountain, Kings Mountain ,N,C., Town of Forest City, Rutherford County Farm Museum (History Of Cotton), Forest City N.C., Rutherford Hospital (Mural of its History) Chimney Rock Park (Nature Murals), Valdeze,N.C. (History of Valdeze), Waynesville Library Mural and Canton Library Mural.






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