Shelton Hawkins

Shelton Hawkins is an Eastern Shore native and Harriet Tubman descendant. He has been a community volunteer for decades and a lifetime basketball coach by profession. He spent the last 10 with college basketball and recently being an educator for high school art. Shelton’s mother, Patricia is a part of the Harriet Tubman committee and always involved in community projects. His daughter Parker has been an artist from day one and loves to create. Shelton is the founder of Play in Color, an initiative using public basketball courts to build community, and he travels the country bringing old courts to life by engaging community in the design process, and of course – painting them! Shelton has been involved in the Cambridge MD Black Lives Matter Street Mural and hopes to use his time with DCA to promote more public engagement around the arts.

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