Murals

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.

Side of TC Walker mural on building in downtown Gloucester Detail of TC Walker mural on building in downtown Gloucester Artist Michael Rosato paints an outline of TC Walker projected on the building in downtown Gloucester that will soon have a mural dedicated to the iconic lawyer Painter and artist Michael Rosato continues work on the TC Walker mural in downtown Gloucester Painter and artist Michael Rosato continues work on the TC Walker mural in downtown Gloucester Artist Michael Rosato paints in TC Walker’s home at the top on the mural he’s painting in downtown Gloucester Artist adding detail to TC Walker mural Close up detail of TC Walker mural TC Walker mural on building in downtown Gloucester

Watermen, Waterfowl

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.

Narcissi

Louise Jones – 2018

The mural was commissioned by the Cook Foundation in 2018 to celebrate the importance of the daffodil to the history of the community. Gloucester’s historic production of daffodils led it to become named the “Daffodil Capital of America”.

Artist Ouzi signing her mural in Gloucester, Virginia Daffodil mural by Ouizi Early photo of daffodil mural on Gloucester Main Street

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.

Thanks to the Gloucester Arts Festival, residents and visitors alike are looking forward to and saving the entire month of June each year.

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