Driving down Hillsboro Pike will soon to be a more beautiful experience as students from Hillsboro High School complete a two month-long project of painting landscape murals which will be displayed around Southern Land Company’s 4000 Hillsboro residential, office and retail project construction site.
About 75 students worked on 30 murals, according to Hillsboro High School art teacher Briena Harmening. “My students have never taken on such a big project before, so this has been a great learning experience for them” said Harmening. “They are so excited that their art will be on display.”
Harmening used the assignment to teach her students about new painting styles. For example, students were required to base their designs on a style of painting or the work of a famous artist, discussed in class.
To tackle the project, she divided students into two teams and required the groups to use the state of Tennessee as inspiration. Students painted their interpretations of landmarks including the Nashville Skyline, the Tennessee River and the Tennessee countryside. The murals will soon turn heads on Hillsboro Pike and Richard Jones Road.
Franklin-based developer Southern Land Company, which is building 4000 Hillsboro donated the vinyl, paint and other materials for the project.
“We’re excited to engage HHS art students and provide them with an opportunity to display their work,” said Michael McNally, senior vice president of multifamily development at Southern Land Company. “This project is one of several partnerships with HHS and reflects our effort to be an active partner in the communities where we do business. We’re glad we can help showcase the talents of our neighboring students at the site of a project that is going to be a vibrant new fixture in Green Hills.”