Ashley Roop created a 20×24 inch painting of Carvins Cove for the Western Virginia Water Authority which was then digitalized to become a mural for the WVWA building at the corner of Jefferson Street and Franklin Road in downtown Roanoke.
The artwork of William Byrd senior Ashley Roop is now a four-story high mural on the Western Virginia Water Authority building in downtown Roanoke.

Roop said her painting was done in acrylics as an interpretation of a photograph of Carvins Cove. It was then digitalized on vinyl by a local sign company and installed in early October on the side of the building at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Franklin Road. The mural faces Franklin Road on the building that was formerly Heironimus Department Store.

WVWA Public Relations Manger Sarah Baumgardner said the company has recently completed renovations to the building and wanted to do something creative with the large blank canvas of the exterior wall. They discovered photographs from the 1950s which showed artistic advertisements for National Business College adorning the wall.

The WVWA is well known for its commitment to education through such programs as its…

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