Highlander's PAR Institute

Michael Murray


Michael A. Murray is a literary and visual artist out of Columbia, SC who has always allowed his love for art and community to steer his sense of purpose in the right direction. During his tenure as mentor and Director of Poetry at the Rebuilding Individual Character Habits (R.I.C.H.) program, Michael has attained tremendous insight into the often misunderstood, but always inventive minds of the black artistic southern youth. That insight carried over into his foundation of the NU GRWTH Artist Collective and continued collaborative efforts with other activists and organizations to create programming centered around the development, support, and sustainability of local artists. As a photographer and poet, Michael has had several works featured in The Carolina Panorama, Tapp’s Art Center, The State Newspaper, Access Magazine, Free Times, and more.

PAR Institute Experiences: Fall ’21 Cohort
Backs of rocking chairs in a line with purple mountains in the distance