TAMPA, Fla. — USF Tampa senior Derek Hopkins can't believe his luck.
Inside the Contemporary Art Museum on campus, the student is helping an acclaimed international artist create the biggest mural of his professional life.
"Seeing, at a professional level, how these murals are put up is something I'll never forget," said Hopkins.
And he'll never forget the famous man who hired him to help.
Brooklyn-based talent Rico Gatson's new exhibition, "Visible Time," will include an 88-feet-long, 16-feet-high salute to famed author and Floridian Zora Neale Hurston.