Artist Edwin Gil reveals ‘Paint Your Piece of Pride’ paintings

Artist Edwin Gil with his piece, "Paint Your Piece of Pride," at the Levine Museum of the New South on Nov. 11, 2015.

Artist Edwin Gil with his piece, “Paint Your Piece of Pride,” at the Levine Museum of the New South on Nov. 11, 2015.

Artist Edwin Gil unveiled his latest large-scale work, “Paint Your Piece of Pride,” at Charlotte Pride’s annual sponsor appreciation event on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Levine Museum of the New South.

Gil, an openly gay artist from Colombia, created six panels of canvas, each themed with a color of the rainbow and depicting one of six iconic buildings in the Charlotte skyline. The unique canvases were painted by thousands of individuals who attended the Charlotte Pride Festival, Aug. 15-16, 2015. Their individual additions and creations on the canvas make the pieces genuinely unique and captivating.

The project was funded by the Arts & Science Council and North Carolina Arts Council.

Gil's "Face of Pride" in the Charlotte Pride offices.

Gil’s “Face of Pride” in the Charlotte Pride offices.

The pieces will be displayed at the Charlotte Pride offices, joining Gil’s previous work in 2014 — a large-scale, glass-tiled mural entitled “Face of Pride.” Learn more about the contest that led to that piece’s creation here.

Click here to see photos of individual community members participating at the “Paint Your Piece of Pride” booth at the Charlotte Pride Festival.

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