The Nina Simone mural by artist Olek hanging on the Raleigh Convention Center since October 2017 was removed by Matt McConnell, left, and Billy Romano of the Office of Raleigh Arts on Friday, June 29, 2018, in Raleigh, NC. The mural will be sent to the Tryon Fine Arts Center in Simone's hometown of Tryon, NC.
The Nina Simone mural by artist Olek hanging on the Raleigh Convention Center since October 2017 was removed by Matt McConnell, left, and Billy Romano of the Office of Raleigh Arts on Friday, June 29, 2018, in Raleigh, NC. The mural will be sent to the Tryon Fine Arts Center in Simone's hometown of Tryon, NC. Casey Toth ctoth@newsobserver.com
The Nina Simone mural by artist Olek hanging on the Raleigh Convention Center since October 2017 was removed by Matt McConnell, left, and Billy Romano of the Office of Raleigh Arts on Friday, June 29, 2018, in Raleigh, NC. The mural will be sent to the Tryon Fine Arts Center in Simone's hometown of Tryon, NC. Casey Toth ctoth@newsobserver.com

The Nina Simone mural no longer is in downtown Raleigh, but it will soon have a safe home

June 28, 2018 12:37 PM