Walker Antonio art now a permanent part of Zach’s

Capture the “everyday.” That was one of Walker Antonio’s assignments in a beginner painting class during the spring semester at Wofford College in Spartansburg, S.C. What he captured expressed both the everyday and the extraordinary.

“I decided I wanted to paint those who take care of not only me, but so many others every day,” says Antonio, a studio art major from Kilmarnock. “When times got hard due to COVID-19, these workers took extra time out of their day to ensure the safety of not just their coworkers, but the students as well.”

The paintings—Mr. Rod, Ms. Sandra, Ms. Finch and Kiwi— are all 24 by 18 inches acrylic on Masonite.

Antonio gave the paintings to their namesakes, and the paintings now hang in the Zach’s food court in the Mungo Student Center.

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