GPAC unveils newest mural on Cleveland/Bradley Greenway

By LARRY C. BOWERS
Posted 11/28/17

During the break Monday between the City Council's work session, and a midafternoon voting meeting, elected officials and staff visited a Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway art presentation.The …

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GPAC unveils newest mural on Cleveland/Bradley Greenway

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During the break Monday between the City Council's work session, and a midafternoon voting meeting, elected officials and staff visited a Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway art presentation.

The Cleveland Greenway Public Arts Committee unveiled the latest contribution, located at the 17th Street/Keith Street intersection.

Paintings by artist Ryan Snyder were a suggestion by Tennessee Rep. Kevin Brooks — and were approved by committee members, as well as Greenway and city officials.

Snyder's creations include a painting of the Cleveland city seal on a corner of the north side of the bridge, the state's three-star seal on the south side of the bridge, and a large red, white and blue mural of the State of Tennessee on the wall of the Greenway passageway underneath 17th Street.

GPAC Committee Chair Tara Brown pointed out that the paintings are just the latest addition to artwork along the popular Greenway corridor.

Brooks said the need for more Greenway art was why he got involved, and that his wife, Kim, is one of the Greenway's biggest boosters, taking frequent advantage of its recreational and cultural opportunities.

Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland praised the new artwork, and the artist. "They did this faster than TDOT (Tennessee Department of Transportation)," he said.

Brown also emphasized that committee  members are looking to add others contributions along the Greenway.

Greenway Advisory Committee Chairman Cameron Fisher also attended Monday's dedication.

Joining Brown from the GPAC were John McCullough, Dwight Richardson, Glo Ghegan, Amy Davis, and Key Waller. Other members were unable to attend the dedication.

A majority of elected city officials, and staff members, made the trip over from the Municipal Building for the brief ceremony.

Cleveland's popular Greenway is an unbroken linear park that is lighted around the clock. It does does not cross any roads for 4.2 miles.

The Greenway is a joint venture of the City Cleveland and Bradley County, and is maintained by the Cleveland City Parks and Recreation Department.  


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