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Monday, March 16, 2009

Authentic Art Visions: The Artcast

Sharon Burton of Authentic Contemporary Art and I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday talking about murals and their effect on communities. You can listen to the Authentic Art Visions Podcast: Art and Change: Art Murals and the Community / Interview HERE. These are some of the murals we discussed.

Prism, Metro Gateway Mural Anne Marchand 2008, acrylic on concrete, 9' 4" x 160'
18th and S. Bell Streets Arlington, VA 22202 Photo Courtesy: Crystal City BID

Building Blocks, High Up Close to Heaven, 2006 Mural, acrylic, 7' x 18'
Takoma Community Center, 300 Van Buren St., NW Washington, DC
Photo Credit: Greg Staley


AAV ArtCast, 20th Edition: Art and Change: Part 3: Art Murals and the Community
We are continuing our series called Art and Change, and today's topic is about one of the most visual art that can be seen in many neighborhoods - the art mural. To discuss how the mural concept contributes to community change and growth, I invited DC based artist, Anne Marchand to join us. Anne Marchand was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Growing up in a colorful environment of Spanish and French influences ..... Anne recently completed a 160' mural for the Crystal City Metro Gateway in 2008 and installed work on an art wall on the outside of the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Read more HERE.
Authentic Art Visions Podcast presented by Sharon Burton


Community, Mural, Anne Marchand 2002, acrylic, 35' x 35' DC Creates Public Art
915 Westminster Street NW, Washington, DC Photo Credit: Greg Staley

For more information on the Art and Change Podcast series contact: Authentic Contemporary Art, 1-888-861-1395

List of Resources

Anne Marchand's Murals locations:

“Community” Mural
Westminster Playground
913 Westminster Street (Between S and T Sts. NW)
Washington, DC
Commissioned by DC Creates Public Art

“Building Blocks, High Up Close to Heaven” Mural
Takoma Community Center
300 Van Buren St., NW Washington, DC 20011 (202) 576-7068
Commissioned by DC Creates Public Art / Dept. of Parks and Recreation

“Red Delicious” Mural
Eastern Market
7th St. & North Carolina Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Commissioned by DC Creates Public Art, Office of Property Management

“Prism” Mural
18 th and S. Bell Streets
Arlington, VA 22202
Commissioned by Crystal City BID
703-412-9434

“Ellipsis” Art Wall
Hyatt Regency at Ronald Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 US
Commissioned by Crystal City BID 703-412-9434
Sponsors - Hyatt Regency, Concord Residences, and Gould Property Company

Anne also mentioned community resources for funding and information to develop murals in DC. Please check these resources out!

Mural Program Resources: DC Creates Public Art Program
Rachel Dickerson
DC Creates Public Art Manager
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
1371 Harvard Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 724-5613 main
(202) 727-4135 fax
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/

Public Art Building Communities Grant
Rachel Dickerson
DC Creates Public Art Manager
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
1371 Harvard Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 724-5613 main
(202) 727-4135 fax
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/

The DC Mural Initiative or Murals DC
Midnight Forum
Dominic Painter, Executive Director
(202) 640-2040
http://www.midnightforum.org/
contact@midnightforum.org

Albus Cavus
2451 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
http://www.albuscav.us/
albuscavus@gmail.com

City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center at the Thomas Eakins House
1727-29 Mt. Vernon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215.685.0750 Fax: 215.685.0757

Diego Rivera, a famous Mexican muralist summed up the importance of murals, "mural painting must help in [a person's] struggle to become a human being, and for that purpose it must live wherever it can; no place is bad for it, so long as it is permitted to fulfill its primary functions of nutrition and enlightenment" (Rivera & Wolfe, 1934, p. 13).

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