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A River Runs Thru Us

Austin, Texas

Freddie McCoo

George Washington Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina St., Austin, Texas, 78702
Owner:  City of Austin Art in Public Places Collection
Date:  2004
Placement:  libraries (buildings)
Artwork Type:  mural paintings (visual works)
Material:  acrylic paint, panels (wood)
Description:  This mural extends along the soffit wall through the adult and children’s reading room in the George Washington Carver Branch Library. It celebrates the strong and creative spirit of African Americans as a cultural river that has endured throughout history. Artist McCoo states it was “created to show that we African Americans have always been and will always be connected to our origins creatively.” This work was selected for the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Year in Review, 2005.

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