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Midtown Fun

Andrea Kostyal

Midtown Fun represents the vibrant atmosphere of the Midtown district of Hattiesburg, a popular place to gather for local food and shopping. Located on Hardy Street across from The University of Southern Mississippi, the box has viewers looking twice at the painted diners to see if they’re real or a work of art.

Midtown Fun

Andrea Kostyal

Midtown Fun represents the vibrant atmosphere of the Midtown district of Hattiesburg, a popular place to gather for local food and shopping. Located on Hardy Street across from The University of Southern Mississippi, the box has viewers looking twice at the painted diners to see if they’re real or a work of art.

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Flutterby

Shanna Nicole Britt

“Flutterby” An old story tells us the Butterfly was named mistakenly by a little girl trying to call it a Flutterby. This girl full of wonder has the will to call a butterfly any name she pleases because in her world, she is the one who discovers it for the first time.

Flutterby

Shanna Nicole Britt

“Flutterby” An old story tells us the Butterfly was named mistakenly by a little girl trying to call it a Flutterby. This girl full of wonder has the will to call a butterfly any name she pleases because in her world, she is the one who discovers it for the first time.

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Golden String

Shanna Nicole Britt

“The Golden String” is a symbol of our childhood, gold, bright and full of energy. This string we trace and follow to open up to find the simple joys, relish in the sweetness of youth, creativity and the imagination.

Golden String

Shanna Nicole Britt

“The Golden String” is a symbol of our childhood, gold, bright and full of energy. This string we trace and follow to open up to find the simple joys, relish in the sweetness of youth, creativity and the imagination.

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To The Top

Ricardo Moody

Found at the intersection of Highway 49 and Hardy Street, To The Top is located at the gateway to The University of Southern Mississippi. In addition to highlighting iconic imagery associated with Southern Miss, the abstract lines of the work are intended to symbolize people and community, while the leaves communicate growth and creative thinking found on campus.

To The Top

Ricardo Moody

Found at the intersection of Highway 49 and Hardy Street, To The Top is located at the gateway to The University of Southern Mississippi. In addition to highlighting iconic imagery associated with Southern Miss, the abstract lines of the work are intended to symbolize people and community, while the leaves communicate growth and creative thinking […]

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My Town

Larran Pickett

My Town is designed to inform visitors of Hattiesburg’s assets and remind locals of why they fell in love with the city. The simple palate is a nod to Hattiesburg’s most recognizable colors, and the flowers on the box are those most commonly seen around town.

My Town

Larran Pickett

My Town is designed to inform visitors of Hattiesburg’s assets and remind locals of why they fell in love with the city. The simple palate is a nod to Hattiesburg’s most recognizable colors, and the flowers on the box are those most commonly seen around town.

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DK Unity

ACBledsoe

Designed to celebrate significant Mississippians, DK Unity represents the ideals of unity. The box features the stories of Vernon Dahmer and Clyde Kennard, two local heroes who lived and died in the name of Civil Rights.

DK Unity

ACBledsoe

Designed to celebrate significant Mississippians, DK Unity represents the ideals of unity. The box features the stories of Vernon Dahmer and Clyde Kennard, two local heroes who lived and died in the name of Civil Rights.

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Blooming Death

Hector Boldo

This utility box located at Hardy St. and 34th St. is based on “El Dia de los Muertos;” a Mexican tradition that has been around for centuries. On November 1 and 2, people await the return of their deceased family members and prepare an offering with food, drinks, sugar skulls or cigarettes; depending on what the person ate, drank, or did while they were alive. Part of the tradition is visiting their gravestones and decorating it with beautiful flowers for the deceased to see. This particular piece entails the whole tradition into one; the iconic sugar skull from the offering and the flowers used to decorate their gravestone.

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Blooming Death

Hector Boldo

This utility box located at Hardy St. and 34th St. is based on “El Dia de los Muertos;” a Mexican tradition that has been around for centuries. On November 1 and 2, people await the return of their deceased family members and prepare an offering with food, drinks, sugar skulls or cigarettes; depending on what […]

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Keep Your Dream Alive

Vixon Sullivan

Created during Phase 1 of the HBURG Utility Box project, Keep Your Dream Alive features Martin Luther King, Jr. and is located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue & JC Killingsworth Drive.

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Keep Your Dream Alive

Vixon Sullivan

Created during Phase 1 of the HBURG Utility Box project, Keep Your Dream Alive features Martin Luther King, Jr. and is located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue & JC Killingsworth Drive.

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Blue Jay and Cardinal

Spence Townsend

Located on Hardy Street by Hattiesburg Zoo, “Cardinal & Blue Jay” is a vibrantly colored, geometric abstraction depicting familiar birds common to the Hattiesburg area. The cardinal and the blue jay are “singing” to each
other, which serves as a signifier for open discourse in our society. The limited color palette and dynamic color contrasts represent differing points of view between the two characters.

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Blue Jay and Cardinal

Spence Townsend

Located on Hardy Street by Hattiesburg Zoo, “Cardinal & Blue Jay” is a vibrantly colored, geometric abstraction depicting familiar birds common to the Hattiesburg area. The cardinal and the blue jay are “singing” to eachother, which serves as a signifier for open discourse in our society. The limited color palette and dynamic color contrasts represent […]

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