Fowler grain bin chosen for second UT mural

Jul 22, 2019


One of Robinson & Belew Inc.’s 65-foot-tall grain bins in Weakley County now serves as the canvas for the University of Tennessee system’s second “Everywhere You Look, UT” mural.

The Sharon-based grainery owned by Keith Fowler, a member of Tennessee Farmers Cooperative’s board of directors, and his family was selected for the second location for the mural.

“UT Martin means a lot to me and my family, and it plays a vital role in our community,” says Fowler, a graduate of the university. “So, when UT asked to paint the mural, it was something my family definitely wanted to do to help promote UT and UT Martin.”

The mural site, about 500 feet from US-45E in Sharon, was unveiled on June 7 during a special ceremony featuring UT Interim President Randy Boyd and UTM Chancellor Keith Carver.

“Oftentimes when we think about higher education, we think about a campus or we think about a building,” said Carver during the ceremony. “But having it in a rural area, in an agrarian community on the side of a huge grain bin, it’s just a reminder that UT is not just on a campus, but it’s in the communities, and it’s in our farms.”
 

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