Regional artist, Doreyl Ammons Cain, recently received a $500 grant from the Jackson County Arts Council. The grant will help Cain to continue her Dillsboro mural project entitled, “On Hallowed Ground”. She has finished the rough sketch of the mural and has applied for several other grants to reach the additional $8,500.00 needed to complete the mural. Cain says, “ With donations from the community and another grant, this wonderful mural will happen! I’m so excited to receive this grant! I have just started painting the mural, so I’ll be posting my mural panels as the painting develops on my art blog at: colorfestartblog.com.
Cain is co-founder of Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, whose mission is “Planting seeds of heritage through the arts.” The Dillsboro mural will be unveiled on October 5, 2013 to kick-off ColorFest, Art & Taste of Appalachia in Dillsboro, NC. Anyone interested in donating to the project can contact Doreyl Cain at 828-293-2239 for more information. Those who donate will receive a limited edition art print of the mural.