The kids at Kirkpatrick Elementary in East Nashville, on the other hand, just got their institutional cool points kicked up about 80 notches. The school's community raised money to have local spraycan artisans Bryan Deese, Audie Adams and Nathan Brown freshen up the walls. The murals have all the vibrancy and energy of, well, an elementary school mural — or, at least, my idealized version of an elementary school.
These murals bristle with positivity, color and playfulness, encouraging creativity rather than suppressing it (my elementary school's specialty). Not gonna lie, I'm a little envious of these kids — that's a cool place to learn.
No word yet on whether or not these murals will become the go-to location for music videos ala the Johnny Cash Mural downtown. You can check out more picks of the Kirkpatrick Elementary murals over at Nathan Brown's blog.