Christopher Holt: Contemporary Frescoes/Faith and Community

  • Dates: March 7, 2020 - July 26, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607-6407
  • Admission: Free


This exhibition features monumental drawings, intimate portraits, and studies by artist Christopher Holt (b. 1977, Asheville, N.C.; lives Weaverville, N.C.) for the Haywood Street Beatitudes fresco completed in September 2019. The fresco is the result of a two-year community project led by Holt with the Rev. Brian Combs, founder of the Haywood Street congregation in Asheville. The purpose of the Haywood Street fresco is to honor everyday people and emphasize the churchs ministry, which focuses on helping members of the community who live in poverty and often on the margins of society. The congregation is encouraged to live by the Beatitudes (the blessings recounted by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount), which is also the subject of the fresco.