I am excited to announce that I will be painting a mural sometime within the next couple of months. The design has been approved by the city and I am beyond excited to share with you all, the digital mock-up of the design. I am grateful and honored to have been given the opportunity to bring the people of our community, access to free public Art.

Stay tuned for future announcements. Including, dates and location for the completion of this project.

I will be needing your help! In order to collect surveys that will help gauge the impact of this project within our community

In addition, I hope to also share information about, the Imagination Station Science and History Museum, their mission, and why this mural will play an important role.

I would like to thank all parties involved including Wilson Arts and Imagination Station Science & History Museum.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and Wilson Arts.

To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit http://www.arts.gov.

To learn more about Wilson Arts’ Exhibitions, Workshops, Grant Opportunities, and more. Visit http://www.wilsonarts.com

“Paper Crane” Earrings, by Juan Carlos Duron Martinez. available for purchase at this years “Holiday Invitational Gala and holiday gallery shop”. Beginning, November 17th. At The Wilson Arts Center. Located at 204 NASH ST S, WILSON, NC 27893.

“Rainbow Over The Park” 15.25” x 8” Limited Edition of 100 prints. Photo by Juan Carlos Duron Martínez. Available at The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Museum & Gift Shop, located within the Whirligig Station, at 230 Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893.”

“Breathing” Sticker Packs, “lucky Lady” pins, and Paper Crane Mobiles by Juan Carlos. Available for purchase at the Wilson Arts Center. Located at 204 Nash St S, Wilson, NC 27893.

“Time Machine” Shirts and Glass Pints featuring Design by Juan Carlos. available for purchase at the Whirligig Museum. Located at 301 Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893.

”dinosaur Wrap” Public Art Project, featuring Juan Carlos’ design. sponsored by Wilson Downtown Development and Wilson Arts. located on the Corner of Pender St. and Nash St. in Wilson, NC.

Juan Carlos Duron Martinez on an episode of The ”Wandering Creatives Podcast” with Allie Coutts. Available now on most audio streaming platforms. including Spotify.

“Taproom Masterpiece” a Public Art Project sponsored by Casita Brewing COmpany. Painted Barrel Head Design By Juan Carlos. on view at 217 South St S, Wilson, NC 27893.

“Eyes On Main” mural by juan Carlos. On view at the EOMS residency Gallery. Located at 231 Nash St, Wilson, NC 27893.

“Faces of Community uncovered and Rediscovered” by Eric Brow. a community Art Project in partnership with Larema coffee house. featuring juan Carlos’ portrait. exhibit on view, and book available for purchase at 106 S Washington St, Rocky Mount, NC 27801.

2021 Whirligig Festival annual Chalk Art Contest. 1st place winner Juan Carlos Duron Martinez.

Installation of the 7th edition of the Eyes on Main Street outdoor Photography festival. to learn more visit eyesonmainstreetwilson.com

Artist Statement

  Juan Carlos Duron Martinez is a Self-Taught Artist stationed in Wilson, NC. 

Born in Leon, Guanajuato Mexico. He immigrated to The United States at the age of 8 years old. He has spent the majority his life living in Wilson, where he grew up and currently resides. He established an interest in art at an early age. As he experimented with different mediums he found a calling in watercolor. In his early work his interest laid mostly in portraiture, then turned to landscape and architectural painting to develop his abilities. Juan Carlos continues to explore new mediums and subjects in hopes to continue growing his skill set.

Juan Carlos has exhibited work in local galleries, participated in art competitions, and has been commissioned to create both public and private art projects. He has taught a children’s Art Camp and has been featured on a number of art related podcasts. Juan Carlos enjoys engaging in the community and sharing his creative capabilities with those around him.

In addition, Juan Carlos is a former board member of Eyes on Main Street. A local Non Profit Organization whose goal is to provide free local access to photography from around the world. Here in Wilson, NC. To learn more about the organization and it’s exhibitions, workshops, lectures and more. Visit http://www.eyesonmainstreetwilson.com.

In the future, Juan Carlos hopes to continue creating artwork that breaks traditional boundaries and expectations, expanding his knowledge of the craft, and sharing in his experience with you.

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