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Sheri Earnhart, art instructor and Johnson City Public Art Committee (JCPAC) member, assists with the coordination of JCPA’s traffic wrap program. This program turns ordinary traffic control boxes into works of art and relies on the talents of local youth to get the job done. Earnhart teaches private art lessons and is part of the team of artists at MOMAC studio in Johnson City. In her post below, she describes her experience with the traffic wrap program and the Boys & Girls Club members who have helped make the program possible.

To begin, here is a small blurb courtesy of Robin Crumley, president & CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Johnson City:

“Boys & Girls Club (BGC) had so much fun working with Sheri Earnhart and her team to create two designs for the light boxes in downtown Johnson City.  The community helped to donate supplies and paper. BGC members, staff, intern and board members all came together throughout several months to make this happen. Activities included a review of light box layouts; to creative ideas in focus groups with the kids; to design work and artistry from club members, alumni and staff; to final City photography for wrap.” 

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Boys & Girls Club member and intern measure a traffic box.

As the committee member overseeing this ongoing project that beautifies the traffic control boxes in town with art, I’ve had a really wonderful time getting to know the people making the art happen and helping foster the creativity of our local youth.  It is truly inspiring to see them all at work.  

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Board member helps club member with paint.

The BGC members really landed on a great concept promoting both our great pollinators and safety.  I think their art will make a great addition to the Johnson City pollination corridor.

-Sheri Earnhart, JCPA member

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Boys & Girls Club members work on traffic wrap art.


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Johnson City Public Art Committee member, Chasidy Hathorn, donates art supplies.


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City of Johnson City staff member prepares to photograph the art.