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SALISBURY — After beginning his artistic career in Salisbury decades ago, Rowan County native Kevin Moss is now giving back to the community where he got his start.
As a student at Salisbury High School, Moss was a sought-after football recruit for schools along the Atlantic coast. His play on the field earned him the chance to compete at the next level for a number of ACC institutions, including Duke. However, Moss wasn’t set on playing football. He wanted to be an artist.
His passion for painting found its spark in the cathedral of St. John’s Lutheran Church on West Innes Street. When Rambusch, a New York-based lighting and art company, came to Salisbury to paint the church’s ceiling, Moss scored a job working on the project. After proving himself as an adept artist while painting St. John’s ceiling, Moss continued to work for the company intermittently throughout his college career at Virginia Commonwealth University.
“I would come up on Christmases and in the summer and work when I was in college,” Moss said. “When I graduated from college, I came (to New York) and just started painting church ceilings with them.”
Moss was skilled at transforming …
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