Bobcats ‘Championship Boulevard’ mural painted on Jewett Trail
GRAND-WHITE – The Grand Blanc Community Schools would like to publicly thank the City of Grand Blanc and City Manager Wendy Jean-Buhrer for facilitating the creation of an original Flint Public Art Project mural on the Jewett Trail.
The mural is a gift that celebrates the great victories GBHS have achieved in recent years, including the World Champion Drum Line, the State Champion Boys’ Basketball team, the State Champion Unified Sports Basketball team and the State Champion Baseball team. .
The mural contains the words “Bobcat Champions Boulevard” and individual representations of these groups.
The design will also allow for the addition of future achievements.
The mural is located in the curve around the West Campus parking lot.
The mural took three artists about a week and will last three to five years, according to Joe Schipani of the Flint Public Art Project.
The group organizes public events, workshops and temporary installations to inspire residents to reimagine the town of Flint and reclaim vacant and underused buildings and land.
They were mandated by the City of Grand Blanc to create this custom piece for our school community.
The three artists involved – Michael Cobley, Tony Yarsini and Abbott Kelly – worked together to create the piece on Jewett Trail.
Kelly is a Traverse City artist specializing in graphic design and urban mural painting who moved to Flint five years ago.
Cobley is a reformed Flint graffiti artist who was part of the Flint Public Art Project and made a career in wall art for about three years.
Yarsini has been a street artist in Flint since the 1990s and now works with the Flint Public Art Project and Gallery on the Go.
The mural was completed ahead of the Lycée Grand Blanc reunion celebration which will take place on September 24.
The parade is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. and will honor these Championship Bobcats! – L / D