CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Wilson’s World took us to Queens University, where Shepard Fairey is painting a custom mural, titled “Embrace Justice” on the side of the Sarah Belk Gambrell Center for the Arts.
Fairey is a graphic artist and social activist who is well-known for his “Obey Giant” sticker campaign and as the graphic artist behind the 2008 “HOPE” poster of Barack Obama. Shepard Fairey has family connections to Queens. His mother Charlotte Fairey ’65 and sister McRae (Fairey) Oyeossi ’96 are Queens alums.
Wilson spoke to to Queens University President Dan Lugo about the diverse student body and how the mural will be part of the educational experience. Queens Students represent 44 states and 70 foreign countries. US News & World Report ranked Queens 15th among regional universities in its 2022 edition of Best Colleges.
To find about more about the mural logon to Queens.edu