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Students paint ‘unity’ mural in downtown Rock Hill

South Pointe High and Ebinport Elementary students work on a mural at the future site of the Woolworth Walkway in downtown Rock Hill.
South Pointe High and Ebinport Elementary students work on a mural at the future site of the Woolworth Walkway in downtown Rock Hill. sgreene@heraldonline.com

Some Rock Hill students took a break from classwork Thursday to help give downtown Rock Hill a new look.

A group of art students from South Pointe High and Ebinport Elementary spent the day painting a mural at the site of the future Woolworth Walkway.

The mural's design is mostly simple shapes, mainly triangles. But it represents civil rights and equality in that “it takes all shapes and sizes and colors,” said Ashley Beard, South Pointe art teacher.

“We're really creating unity,” Beard said. “The kids can individually create these triangles but then we can connect them together to create this community work of art.”

The mural will remain up for several months during the construction.

South Pointe student Alyssa Pasterchalk said she enjoyed working with the younger elementary students. She's excited and honored to participate in something that will be seen by so many people.

“We're trying to lighten up the place with something eye-catching,” Pasterchalk said, adding the mural is sure to “brighten up the community and make someone smile.”

South Pointe High and Ebinport Elementary students work on a mural at the future site of the Woolworth Walkway in downtown Rock Hill. The mural is made up of many simple shapes, mainly triangles, but come together to create a “community work of ar

- Shannon Greene

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