The Palm Harbor Library, in its effort to be a cultural destination for its residents, commissioned a mural in 2020 to be painted by artist Noelle Jordan Stillman. The result is an interactive experience: Visitors are encouraged to view the mural and then use their mobile devices to scan the included QR codes to learn more about its elements (or visit the links below!).
The mural, which celebrates Palm Harbor’s native flora and fauna, was made possible by:
- Palm Harbor Friends of the Library
- Palm Harbor Library
- Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC)
- Private donations
About the Artist
Noelle Jordan Stillman is a Florida-based teaching artist. Stillman is a graduate of Plymouth State University, earning both Bachelors in Fine Arts in 2013, and Masters in Teaching in Art Education in 2014. Currently, she is a graduate research assistant at Florida State University with a focus on art and community engagement. She builds bridges between the artist community and public education by teaching within the public sector, non-government organizations, as well as out-of-classroom programs. Stillman searches the paths between communities within her own artist practice through globalized folklore and semiotics. Her work has been showcased nationally.
“I seek the pathways that connect our varied societies; national, global, environmental, and human. By breathing new life into traditional techniques, I act as historian, alchemist, teacher, and facilitator of aesthetic experiences, walking the boundary lines between communities and creating common ground. From my methods of creation, to the deep roots of my semiotics, I bring honor to the communities in which I serve through the transformative power of the arts.”
For more information or to see more of her work, please visit her website at noellemakesart.com
Check out these beautiful photos taken by Jennifer Collette at John Chestnut Sr. Park!
Are you a fellow nature lover? If so, please send any photos you take locally of flora and fauna to firstname.lastname@example.org and they may be featured on our website!