Pride & Dignity from the Hill
Lives Through Art
The first project, entitled "Pride and Dignity from the Hill" allowed members of the Happy Hill family to document their personal histories. A few volunteers were selected to complete an art project under the guidance of prominent African-American sculptor Chandra Cox. Ms. Cox worked with the gallery and 10-12 community members to complete works of art reflective of their family history in Happy Hill. Working with St. Phillips Church, Old Salem, the Happy Hill Garden Community and the Winston-Salem Housing Authority, Cox created a work for our community that is not only highly reflective of our area's early history, but particularly reflects the richness of the Happy Hill community which is currently undergoing a significant amount of change. Over the next five years, the HOPE VI project for the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem and the Economic Development Department of Winston-Salem, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, envisions the revitalization of Happy Hill Gardens. In the Happy Hill community, the program will replace 488 units of severely distressed public housing with 425 new units comprised of single family detached homes, town homes, apartments and senior housing that will blend into the city's adjacent Old Salem Historic District.