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“Belmont Strong” by Rosalia Torres-Weiner
Where Are We In CLT?by Porter Metzler on June 15, 2020
We would like to put in a formal request for a mural to be painted on every street in Charlotte. Life just seems a little better with colorful roadways, don’t you agree?
Charlotte artivist (artist + activist) Rosalia Torres-Weiner of Red Calaca Studio knows exactly what we are talking about! She recently finished her very own street mural, “Belmont Strong,” with the help of her son Brandon Torres-Weiner and assistant Felicia Sutton. The piece is inspired by the people of Charlotte’s Belmont Community, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the Queen City.
As a part of their placemaking initiative, Charlotte Urban Design invited artists to create street murals across the city to illustrate Charlotte’s response to COVID-19. You can find Rosalia’s mural in front of Bloom & Bottle on Harrill Street, right across the street from ACE No. 3. We’ll keep you updated as we find more hidden in different Crown Town neighborhoods.
When we spoke to Rosalia about the mural she clued us in on a little Easter Egg in the piece: “I incorporated several locals in the mural who have tagged me in selfies taken in front of my murals in Charlotte.” This is a reminder to always tag artists in pictures of their work because you might just end up in their next project if you do!
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Directions: 1035 Harrill Street, Charlotte, NC 28205