On Thursday, June 11th, the traffic signal box that is located on the corner of Capitol St. and Parkside Dr. was unveiled to the community. Over the past two weeks, the art work was completed by Brittany Calhoun. Ms. Calhoun is a native Jacksonian, attended Power APAC and graduated from Murrah High School. She chose JSU because of their art department. She is currently a Junior at JSU majoring in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting.
The traffic signal box was painted with a zoo theme that includes a tiger, giraffe, zebra, and a parrot. The artwork really brightens up the corner of the Jackson Zoo and is breathing life into the Capitol Street Corridor. In addition to the new painting, the Jackson Zoo has also had new directional signs put up around the city. Below is a picture of just one the new signs.
This project was spearheaded by the Center for University-Based Development (CUBD) at JSU and the Zoo Area Progressive Partnership (ZAPP). These organizations worked together to provide Ms. Calhoun with $500 dollars for her work.
CUBD encourages all neighborhood associations in the West Jackson community to collaborate and adopt a traffic signal box in their neighborhood. CUBD will partner with you to get it painted.
Please contact Heather Wilcox at 601-979-5828 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if this is something your neighborhood is interested in.
Special thanks to our partners!
Mr. Discount Drugs
City of Jackson
JSU Art Department
Voice of Calvary