Intergenerational Project Unites Greenville Residents of All Ages
When Kathryn Trantham moved to Rolling Green Village, assisted living facility, she knew she had found an engaging place to call home. Within months, the legally blind resident was helping create a masterpiece of art that will last forever on a wall at the senior living community in Greenville, SC. The idea for The Seasons of the Heart mural came from Rolling Green Village’s Marketing Director Ruth Wood. She wanted to get residents and the Greenville community involved in an intergenerational project. It was inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:1, “To everything there is a season…”
The project combined the artistic talents of residents and staff at the community, as well as students and teachers at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Visual arts teacher Deborah Pickard helped design the mural. The painting is located on an exterior cement wall of the community’s health center. It took 4,300 hours and 38 gallons of paint to create it. “It’s an amazing feeling to know that I’ll always be a part of Rolling Green Village,” says Trantham. “To see something colorless turn into a beautiful work of art is wonderful. I got to meet some amazing kids.”
In February 2017, Rolling Green Village, retirement community, held a ribbon cutting for the wall. Dozens of people who helped create the mural were in attendance. Fox Carolina, WYFF-TV, WSPA-TV and Greenville News were all in attendance for this historic event at the community. The celebration is one of the first events in 2017 to mark Rolling Green Village’s 30th anniversary. “It was inspiring to so many people at our retirement community, and we’re proud of the bonds and beauty it created,” said Wood. “It’s a great start to celebrate a special year for us.” If you’re interested in seeing the mural for yourself and taking a tour of the community, click here to fill out the contact form.