KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - New murals continue to go up, adding some color to downtown Kinston. One mural is artwork going up on a building at the corner of Shine and Queen street.
The mural celebrates okra, which the artist says will create a discussion because the vegetable is hugely polarizing.
Seraphim Smith says he decided to paint food because writers should write about what they know, and he is an artist and a chef, so he paints what he knows.
“I hope that it instills a lot of pride in our area with Chef and the Farmer right down the street, and a lot of farms in a 100-mile radius, our agriculture is something to be proud about.”
Smith says this isn’t his first mural. He also painted one at Duke University.
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