Due to Covid-19
Major work on the project was on pause due to the need to sustain in-person connection with the community in the next steps of the project. We’ll be back at work when it’s safe to meet again in person. For now, follow us here and on social media for updates!
Mural Design & Community Engagement Session
Our Lead Artist, Owens Daniels has been hard at work creating a few prototypes for our mural. Using a historical photo of “Katie B” hopsital staff as a base, Owens has been exploring themes of history, community and honor.
With “Katie B” alumni, community members and UNC-TV in attendance, we hosted a community engagement session at the Center for Design Innovation. We discussed our process with the community and shared Owens’ work.
Poet Intern Joins Our Team
We are excited to announce that Winston-Salem State University student Raven Golston will be joining our team. Raven will use her passion for creative writing and African-American history to our archive. Through out this project, we have collected images, interviews and stories about “Katie B” which Raven will use to inform poetry about the hospital.
“Katie B” Reunion
We are honored to attend the annunal Katie Bitting Reynolds Memorial Reunion. This event includes former nurses, doctors, and educators, as well as people with a connection to the hospital. At this touching event, our Lead Documentarian Alex Fuentes was able to interview several staff members, while our Lead Artist, Owens Daniels photographed the event.
Community Engagement Sessions
This project began with an interest in honoring the history of East Winston. We held two community engagement sessions at Delta Arts Center to draw out key stories from the MLK, Jr. Blvd corridor needed telling Overwhelmingly, stories about the Kate Bitting Reynold’s Hospital resonated with the community.