You can’t browse the North Carolina Museum of Art, but you can spend a summer day taking a tour of Moore County murals that’ll give your followers a break from shots of your backyard.
First, a Map:
And now a little about each one:
Moore County Murals: Aberdeen
:: The Aberdeen Heritage Mural: In 2019, Sanford artist and muralist Chris Dalton completed her 65-foot-long mural, top, on the corner of South Street and Pony Express Way. Commissioned by the town, it’s a tribute to Aberdeen’s history as a railroad hub and its (pre-COVID) future as a destination for art and music.
:: Coca Cola Bottling Co. Mural: Also in Aberdeen, you’ll find a Coca-Cola mural, restored in 2018 by Virginian muralist Jack Fralin as part of the company’s mission to restore “ghost” murals across the South.
:: The Rooster’s Wife: This marks the spot of The Rooster’s Wife, an intimate concert venue in Aberdeen.
:: Aberdeen Wings Mural: An “interactive” advertisement by Furniture in the Pines, the design features a patriotic pair of wings.
Moore County Murals: Cameron
:: Cameron Barn Murals: In the 1990s, Cameron-born artist David Ellis and colleagues from New York and Toyko — aka The Barnstormers — put their stamp on farm buildings and equipment on the outskirts of town. The intersection of Red Hill, Stanton Hill, and Nickens roads has the highest concentration of the remains of the project, but nature has taken its toll. See more here.
Moore County Murals: Carthage
:: Carthage WWI Mural: Painted by Chapel Hill artist Scott Nurkin, this mural pays homage to WWI hero James McConnell
:: Tyson & Jones Buggy Mural: Also painted by Scott Nurkin, the Tyson & Jones Buggy mural pays homage to the Tyson & Jones buggy factory.
:: Carthage Agriculture Mural: Another by Scott Nurkin, this mural honors Carthage’s history in the production of tobacco.
:: The Old Carthage Water Tower Mural: Scott Nurkin recently unveiled his fourth Carthage mural — a tribute to the old Carthage water tower. You can find it on Monroe Street near Rhodes Law Office.
Moore County Murals: Robbins
:: Robbins Astronaut Mural: Originally painted by Elizabethtown muralist Hunt Cole, this mural was restored in 2016 by Scott Nurkin. it’s a tribute to Charles E. Brady Jr. (1951-2006). Brady grew up in Robbins and specialized in sports medicine before joining the U.S. Navy. There, he became a flight surgeon and was selected for NASA’s astronaut program. He spent a record-breaking 16 days in space in 1996.
Moore County Murals: Southern Pines
:: American Flag Mural: The one mural in downtown Southern Pines is this American flag on W. Pennsylvania Avenue. It was painted by The Pilot’s publisher, David Woronoff, along with staffers and family members after Sept. 11, 2001.
Moore County Murals: Vass
:: Vass Feed and Seed Mural: Painted in 2012 by muralist Scott Nurkin. Park by the ice machine and walk over for a closer look. but beware the fire ants.