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35th Mural Makes Hamblen County New Home for UT Campaign

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Close up of hand holding a paint gun to paint a mural.

TALBOTT — The University of Tennessee System’s “Everywhere You Look, UT” mural campaign will soon add Hamblen County to its growing list of locations. Painting for the 35th mural begins today in Talbott.

For property owner Shannon Greene, the mural reflects his pride for UT and the state.

“I clearly have a preference, and it’s Tennessee,” Greene says. “I’ve been all over the world, but I’m always going to call this state home. I hope this mural encourages the same for our young people.”

Greene, who studied horticulture at UT Knoxville but ended his education a semester early to start life as a newlywed, owns and operates ABG Caulking and Waterproofing of Morristown. While his work has taken him to universities across the southeast, he says those visits have only reinforced his appreciation for UT.

Greene hopes that the new 54-foot-wide mural painted on the side of his 7425 W. Andrew Johnson Highway barn showcases to Hamblen County students that they don’t need to leave the state to have a great educational experience.

The mural will be viewed by an estimated 21,209 travelers passing by the property each day.

To learn more about the UT mural campaign, each location and to nominate a property for paint, visit the campaign website. UT is on a mission to paint one mural in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties by 2030.

The University of Tennessee is a statewide system of higher education with campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Pulaski, Martin and Memphis; the UT Institute of Agriculture with a presence in every Tennessee county; and the statewide Institute for Public Service. The UT System manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory through its UT-Battelle partnership; enrolls about 54,000 students statewide; produces about 13,000 new graduates every year; and represents more than 433,000 alumni around the world.


Melissa Tindell
505 Summer Place, UT Tower, Knoxville, TN 37902 

Natalie Keener
505 Summer Place, UT Tower, Knoxville, TN 37902  

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