From UNC postcards to prehistoric sea turtles, muralists Michael Brown and Scott Nurkin have shaped the town of Chapel Hill with their iconic pieces. These murals not only add a unique character to buildings, but they also represent Chapel Hill's evolving culture.
Nurkin created the mural of Dean Smith, which was done as a passion project, and the greetings from the Chapel Hill postcard wall painting, among other projects.
The Chapel Hill postcard mural is one of Nurkin's most commonly photographed pieces in Chapel Hill, and he said he appreciates seeing people admire it.
Preservation Chapel Hill played a part in the Painted Walls Project, a community initiative to save deteriorating murals. President of Preservation Chapel Hill Tom Heffner did not play a role in the initial project, but said he thinks they're an important part of Chapel Hill's community.
“Over the years I think that they’ve become a beloved part of Chapel Hill,” he said. “I think they should be preserved and I hope they will be.”