The Art of Health Education

A visit to the Poe Center is also a visit to a one-of-a-kind art gallery.

From original paintings to photography to 3D sculptures, the Poe Center uses the power of art to enhance the learning experience and promote healthy choices.

25th Anniversary Mural

To commemorate the Poe Center’s 25th anniversary, North Carolina artist Nicholas Bragg created a one-of-a-kind mural which captures Poe’s past, present, and future within the context of world history.

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Everyone who visits the Poe Center is greeted with a call to action to make good nutrition and physical activity choices. With support from Poe’s SNAP-Ed grant, staff worked with Beechwood Metalworks in Burlington, NC to create the large-scale sculptures and messages reminding visitors and passersby to eat more fruits and veggies, drink water, and move more.

GrowWELL Garden Mural

This stunning two-story mural, by local artist Sean Kernick, in the GrowWELL Garden is one of the first things many visitors see when they arrive at the Poe Center. Beautiful and educational, the mural is used in garden programs to illustrate the growing seasons, root systems, pollinators, and a variety of fruits and vegetables.

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CookWELL Kitchen Mural

Visitors to the CookWELL Kitchen are destined to be inspired to cook with more fruits and veggies thanks to the talented artistry of Poe Center alumna, Remi Ham. This fun mural echoes Poe’s core messages to eat balanced meals using MyPlate.

30th Anniversary Digital Wallpaper

In celebration of 30 visionary years of service to North Carolina, Poe’s talented graphic designer Annalee Rigdon created this beautiful digital collage of original graphics representing the program areas, artwork, and exhibits that make the Poe experience so unique, valuable, and effective.

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