Clayton Singleton and Josh Wade
Photo courtesy of Robert Brown
Watch a video of the artists at work. Hear about the collaborative process and the symbolism depicted each letter of the mural.
Singleton holds a BA in Art from Virginia Wesleyan University and an M.Ed. from Regent University. Clayton has been a teacher with Norfolk Public Schools since 1994 and has won teacher of the year four times: once each at the elementary and middle school levels, and twice at the high school level. Clayton has presented at conferences and symposiums around the country and served as keynote speaker for several organizations such as Norfolk Public Schools and the Panasonic Foundation. He has painted public murals, won numerous awards, and produced several solo and group shows.
Josh is a self-taught artist who enjoys graphic design, painting, murals, and chalk art. The Frederick, Maryland native has called Virginia Beach home for the past 15 years. As the creative director for J&A Racing, Josh’s designs can be found on everything from apparel to race medals and signage. Outside of his professional designs, Josh’s past works include murals at Aloha Snacks, Studio Bamboo, the Shamrock Marathon Weekend, a digital piece as part of the ViBe District’s utility box art project, and a chalk mural in the 18th Street parklet.
THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA) IS A PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE VIBE CREATIVE DISTRICT.