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Barnstormers-Cameron, NC

I recently traveled to Cameron, NC to see the murals on all of the old tobacco barns painted by the "Barnstormers."

I recently traveled to Cameron, NC to see the murals on all of the old tobacco barns painted by the "Barnstormers."

In 1999, New York-based artist David Ellis invited a group of artists from New York and Tokyo to paint murals on aging tobacco barns, farming equipment and tractor trailers in his hometown of Cameron, North Carolina, a tiny farming community. Dubbed “the Barnstormers” by the locals, the group of artists made the trip, and in the process of painting formed an unlikely and lasting friendship with the people of Cameron.

Nearly 12 years later, the murals are still seen on the barns. I was fortunate enough to get some quality photos a few weeks back. The drive out to the country alone made the trip worth it.

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If you are interested in finding out more about the Barnstormers, check out the DVD that was made on site in NC called Barnstormers 360


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