Will Hinton is in the midst of his 38th year of serving as Professor of Visual Art at Louisburg College. Will has served as a one-person Art Department, teaching Drawing, Ceramics, Sculpture, Art Appreciation, and serving as Curator of both the Permanent and Travelling Exhibitions Gallery since 1983.
Hinton has been fortunate to be involved with and play leadership roles in a dozen large scale public Art Works across NC, which range in concept from a 40’ diameter exterior brick and concrete Labyrinth, to an exterior painted 1936 historic 12’ x 16’ mural of downtown Louisburg with actual residents of the day, to a tile mosaic 20’ x 80’ which is the largest depiction of the motto of the State of North Carolina in existence, ESSE QUAM VIDERI: to Be Rather Than to Seem. He also enjoys pursuing intimate, small-scale projects such as still life drawings and functional pottery.
Will grew up in the farmland of northeastern NC in Gates County. His artwork and life philosophy exhibit a profound connection to both a commitment to community, and a sincere empathy and respect for nature he had modeled for him growing up in rural North Carolina.
During the past three years, Will has been instrumental in relocating the confederate monument from the middle of the Louisburg College campus to the historic Oakwood Cemetery.