Monday, October 20, 2008

Mosaic Mural By G. Byron Peck Installed at Lamond Recreation Center

Dedication for the new mosaic mural at Lamond Recreation Center.
Thursday October 23, 4 pm
Lamond Recreation Center, 20 Tuckerman Street, NE
Event is Free and open to the public

The Lamond Recreation Center is the first LEED® Silver Certified building in the District and features a host of after school programs and activities for students from surrounding schools.

In partnership with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) announces the installation of a mosaic mural by DC public artist G. Byron Peck, City Arts, LLC. Located at the intersection of Kansas Avenue and Tuckerman Street, NE, Washington, DC, Lamond is designed to revitalize and enhance the mind, body and spirit of the users and the surrounding urban community. It is also designed to provide the neighborhood with an environmentally efficient recreation facility, the first LEED Silver Certified facility built by DPR.

Utilizing sustainable and recycled materials, the 12 by 16 foot mosaic mural enhances the facility’s unique characteristics and highlight activities within the community. It contains references to native plant life, sports and multigenerational relationships that are reflected within the community.

G. Byron Peck, City Arts LLC, has created more than 20 high-profile public murals, mosaics, and other artworks, mostly located in Washington, DC. In April, Peck received First Prize for Creative Use of Mosaic in Commercial Project at the International Spectrum Awards in Miami. The project, funded by the DCCAH, involved four 300-foot long mosaic sections spanning the walls of the 12th Street Tunnel where it joins Maine Avenue, SW, also known as the Southwest Gateway.

The Lamond Recreation Center mosaic mural is made possible through the generous funding from the Department of Parks and Recreation and commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.


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