The halls of the Anniston CRS clinic have been made a bit brighter with the recent addition of several hand-painted murals placed throughout the clinic space.
“The murals have been a big hit,” said Randy Whitt, CRS district supervisor. “Our children have absolutely loved them. Parents often take pictures of their children with the animals, and of course our two most popular animals are the Auburn tiger and the Alabama elephant.”
In addition to an elephant and a tiger, the wall-sized art features several other plants and animals painted in vivid colors. The artwork not only adds smiles to many of those visiting the clinic, but it’s also proving functional. For example, the new country cottage motif of the clinic’s audiology booth helps ease shy or frightened children into a space that many of them might find intimidating.
The murals, which were painted in June, were paid for by private donations and are the creations of Alabama artist Lauren Martin, Whitt said.
“We are very appreciative that we now have these googly-eyed animals gracing our walls,” Whitt said. “We are very fortunate to have had the funding to add an element that brightens the lives of children with special needs living in the Anniston area.”