Public Art

A Pot of Good Times

Ghent Grab & Go
230 W. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23510

Victoria Jensen and Asiko-oluwa Aderin


Two Fine Art students from Norfolk State University were selected in 2022 for a large-scale mural at the northern gateway into the NEON neighborhood. Asiko-oluwa Aderin is an undergraduate student in NSU’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program, with a concentration in Graphic Design. Her works, expressed through digital and acrylic media, focus on appreciating black aesthetics and embracing one’s cultural heritage. Victoria Jensen is a graduate student in NSU’s Master of Fine Arts program, specializing in a variety of digital and traditional media that explores her Dominican and European heritage through food. 

A Pot of Good Times is a large-scale mural that spans the rear wall of Ghent Grab & Go and Golden Fortune Chinese Restaurant. Victoria and Asiko-oluwa reimagined familiar ingredients with an illustrative flare. With its bright colors, graphic symbols, and jovial movement, the mural celebrates international cuisine and the good times that happen when cooking and sharing food. The mural is presented by The Royal Team and Larandon’s Homes.