for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
at Davidson College

for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
at Davidson College

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Visualizing Our Values: Public Art Unveiling

The Unveiling Event is rescheduled for Friday, October 27th from 5:30-7:00pm. We look forward to your attendance!

 Innovation and entrepreneurship for all, that is what we strive for here at the Hurt Hub.

In our endeavors to stay true to this mission, we launched Visualizing Our Values, a project designed to weave together arts and entrepreneurship at the Hurt Hub. We strive to support and engage creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs daily. The call focused on reaching minority and historically underrepresented artists based in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. As we connect with these artists, we can learn how best to collaborate with and support them. Through Visualizing Our Values, three phenomenal artists and their designs were selected, allowing us to create signage that visually represent our values and the work we do inside our walls.

Each design is based on one of our core values: Freedom, Integrity, and Inclusion.

          Freedom to take risks. Freedom to fail and to succeed.

          Integrity is our expectation.

          Inclusion is the foundation of everything we do.

We released a county-wide call for artists and received 40 designs across nearly 20 applicants. With the support of our project sponsor, LaunchCLT, the three selected artist received $2,500 for their designs. Each design will be printed in vinyl onto 60”x72” signs and installed outside of the Hurt Hub. Below is more information about each artists:

Umayal Annamalai designed Integrity: “As an accomplished mixed media expressionist and creative coach, I am fiercely dedicated to conveying powerful narratives through my art. My creations serve as a reflection of my emotional journey towards self-discovery and healing.”

Brie-yun Burrell designed Freedom: “Brie-Yun Burrell is a graphic designer and artist, who earned her B.S. in Psychology and Studio Art from Davidson College ’23. Her career in graphic design has served as a byproduct of her love for illustration.”

Ingrid Swanson designed Inclusion: “Integrating make-believe and the human experience, Ingrid Swanson’s work delves into the vulnerable whispers of the heart, shoving them into the hands of your attention. Something ignored will never heal or be empathized with. Her hands build a world where it is safe to wonder, possible to hope, and brave to feel.”

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