TC Walker Mural
Michael Rosato – 2020
Commissioned in 2019, the Cook Foundation honors the man known as Virginia’s “Black Governor”, Thomas Calhoun (T.C.) Walker was a teacher, lawyer, and government official. Born a slave less than a year before President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Walker grew up to become the first African American to practice law in Gloucester County. Click on the button below to view an interactive story of the mural.
Amy Bartlett Wright – 2019
This mural on the historic Tabb House Lawn was commissioned by the Cook Foundation in 2019 honoring the men and women who make a living by fishing, crabbing and oystering on the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding tributaries.
Louise Jones – 2018
One of our most popular projects to date, is the stunning, larger than life, daffodil mural created by artist Louise Chen Jones in just one week’s time during the Gloucester Arts Festival month of June in 2018. The mural commemorates the community’s rich history and designation as the Daffodil Capital of the World. This work was inspired by a bouquet given to Louise when visiting Brent and Becky Heath’s gardens in Ware Neck, Virginia.
Life & Legend of Pocahontas
Michael Kirby – 2007
The mural was commissioned by the Cook Foundation in 2006. The Foundation wanted to honor Gloucester’s rich history and place in the colonial heritage of our nation for the 400th anniversary of Jamestown in 2007. The board chose muralist Michael Kirby of Maryland to design and execute a mural commemorating the Life and Legend of Pocahontas, our native Virginia Princess.