New agriculture mural in downtown Albany meant to inspire unity

New agriculture mural in downtown Albany meant to inspire unity
This mural sits on Oglethorpe and Jefferson Street in downtown Albany to pay respect to the rich agriculture in Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB)
The new mural in downtown Albany is going up due to the new Farmers Market being built on Oglethorpe Boulevard and Jefferson Street. (Source: WALB)
The new mural in downtown Albany is going up due to the new Farmers Market being built on Oglethorpe Boulevard and Jefferson Street. (Source: WALB)
Chris Johnson creates mural all across Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB)
Chris Johnson creates mural all across Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A 60-foot by 14-foot three-dimensional mural is turning the heads of people riding past an empty building at Oglethorpe Boulevard and Jefferson Street in downtown Albany.

An Albany artist said this mural, which shows a scene of workers working in a field, is dedicated to a new farmers market going in that building soon.

Chris Johnson said the picture was created, not to bring negative attention to the new farmers market, but to show a positive image of people of all colors working together in unity.

"People could interpret it to be a negative image or negative message. I would say just wait until it's finished before you judge it because it is going to be a very positive image of two workers working together outdoors in Albany in the bank of the Flint River," explained Andrew College Visual Arts Professor Chris Johnson.

Johnson has created many well-known murals throughout Southwest Georgia.

He is known for his art in Randolph County.

The painting in downtown Albany is expected to be finished on Saturday.

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