Bernice Davidson works on a Heroes mural.

Bernice Davidson has been Associate Professor of Art at the Martin Methodist College, in Pulaski, Tennessee since the year 2000. She has taught numerous residencies for the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Georgia Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council since 1984. The artist holds a Masters Degree from Yale University.

Ms. Davidson has been a public works artist for over 30 years, and has successfully completed over 30 mural projects in various schools and U.S. cities.

Her other works have shown in museums, including Coral Springs Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Delaware Museum of Art. the Volgograd Museum of Art, and the Tennessee State Museum.

Her interest in Tennessee history has inspired her to create interpretive projects about “The Trail of Tears.” She is one of the founders of “The Trail of Tears Museum and Tourist Information Center,” in Pulaski, Tennessee, and creator of the "Surviving the Trail of Tears" interpretive mural in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.

Professor Davidson is the founder and director of the Global Rivers Art Exchange Project - an on-going cultural exchange program, which currently consists of over 50 paintings by artists from four continents, showing the state and health of their respective rivers.

She has conducted art exchanges all over the world, including the Republic of Georgia, Russia, Ghana, and Mexico.

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From Bernice Davidson:

While in graduate school I noticed that people involved in the arts sometimes get to hold the microphone and address the public. I decided then that it was important to create art that was both responsible, uplifting and I fashioned a simple mission statement that has served my work as a muralist for many years:

"To make art that brings communities together and surmounts racial, age, and socio-economic barriers."

The quest for meaningful public art has led to the study of the rich history of Giles County. The Heroes Project seeks to create an outdoor museum on the Streeets of Pulaski, creating portraits of people from the past who have demonstrated sterling character traits, and helped to build out town.

Dedication of the Mack Pinkleton painting

A Call to Artists!

Question: What would happen if we decided to use our creativity as a solution to violence in the world?

Invitation: Please join me in establishing a genre of art entitiled "Civil Rights Art," creating art that addresses caring, compassion and equality.

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