Posted tagged ‘Murals’

New Mural in the Works for 3124 Georgia Avenue

March 20, 2017

A new mural is being planned for this vacant wall at 3124 Georgia Avenue, NW.

A new mural is in the planning stages for the large vacant wall on the southwest corner of Georgia Avenue and Kenyon Street. Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A approved a letter in support of the mural at their March 8, 2017, meeting.

Prior to the approval, Commissioner Rashida Brown had meet with the property’s owner and with Words, Beats & Life with is the organization that has selected the site for the mural. Words, Beats & Life will work closely with the ANC and the community during the mural process. The organization partners with local artists and community members to replace graffiti with art and will provide the supplies and instruction necessary to complete the project.

No design has been shared for this specific site to date.

New Mural at Rock Creek Church Rd and Georgia Ave

October 13, 2016

The new mural at 829 Rock Creek Church Road, by Waone of Interesni Kazki, was finished late last week (completed mural below). It was begun at the end of September. Like the new mural at 649 Kenyon Street, this mural is also part of Art Whino’s District Walls project.

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Below are a few photos of the mural in progress.

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New Mural at 649 Kenyon Street Finished

October 10, 2016
Muralist Remi Rough painting mural at 649 Kenyon Street, NW

Muralist Remi Rough painting mural at 649 Kenyon Street, NW

I posted earlier about two new murals that were in progress in the Park View area. One is near the Georgia Avenue Metro station (post forthcoming) and the other is at 649 Kenyon Street, located just east of Georgia Avenue. Both murals were part of Art Whino’s District Walls project, which curated 10 world renowned abstract muralists who painted murals throughout Washington, DC.

The artist chosen for 649 Kenyon Street was London-based artist Remi Rough. In very quick order, he painted the new mural on the side of the property. Thanks to the homeowner (thank you Zach!) who had the foresight to plan ahead, we have the great time-lapse video below documenting the creation of the new mural.

Enjoy watching the video!

New Murals Headed for Neighborhood as Part of District Walls

September 26, 2016
New Park View mural on Georgia Avenue between Lamont and Kenyon.

New Park View mural on Georgia Avenue between Lamont and Kenyon.

The Georgia Avenue corridor is about to get more colorful in the coming days. I’m sure many have already noticed the new Park View mural on the west side of Georgia midway between Lamont and Kenyon (see inset), but there are two more that I am aware of that will be in progress starting today — one on the side of 829 Rock Creek Church Road (west of Georgia) and one on the side of 649 Kenyon Street (just east of Georgia Avenue).

The new murals on Kenyon and Rock Creek Church Road are part of Art Whino’s District Walls project. Art Whino will be curating 10 world renowned abstract muralists who will be painting murals through Washington, DC.  Numerous local artists will assist these muralists, allowing for an exchange of artistic knowledge.  DISTRICT WALLS is supported in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Muralist began painting the week of September 19th and will finish their murals by September 30th.

Below is a photo of the mural on Rock Creek Church Road in progress.

img_1560(Mural in progress at 829 Rock Creek Church Road, by Waone of Interesni Kazki)

… and below is the design created by artist Remi Rough for the side of Kenyon Place.

remirough-mural(Design by Remi Rough for 649 Kenyon Street)

(h/t to Park View neighbor Zach Nalbone)

1909 Mural in Anderson House Shows Automobile Driving Through Park View

August 26, 2016

Here’s a connection to the neighborhood that I wasn’t aware of (though I’m sure many already do). In reading up on the history of the Anderson House — located at 2118 Massachusetts Avenue in the Dupont Circle neighborhood — I read a reference to murals inside by H. Siddons Mowbray that drew my interest. Today, the house is the national headquarters of the Society of the Cincinatti, and according to their Website, the Mowbray murals in the Key Room and Winter Garden are his only works in Washington, D.C.

I was particularly interested in the description of the two Mowbray murals in the Winter Garden, which are of Washington, D.C., and its surroundings. Between the two murals, they map Larz and Isabel Andersons’ favorite local driving routes and nearby landmarks — some of which include the National Zoo, Old Soldiers’ Home, Great Falls, Arlington House, and Mount Vernon. They were painted in 1909 so its a nice reference to car culture at the beginning of the 20th century. Its also an interesting representation of how much of D.C. was developed and where people would drive on outings at the time.

I’ve not had a change to go to the Anderson House yet (which is open to the public for free), but was able to find a blog post online here that provides more information on the house as well the image below of the mural that shows driving routes up Georgia Avenue, along Rock Creek Church Road, and through the Soldiers’ Home.

Anderson House mural soldiers home(Photo from Museum a Week blog.)

New Park View Mural Greets Georgia Avenue Visitors

April 4, 2016

A new mural was recently painted on the south side of the old Murray’s grocery store which is simple and to the point — directly stating “Park View.” I was able to learn that the mural was painted by local Park View artist Anthony Dihle and his company, Victory Dance Creative. If you haven’t heard of Victory Dance Creative before, I’m confident that you’ve seen their work — especially the posters for their DC Neighborhood Project which are available at Walls of Books.

Murray's mural(New mural at 3400 Georgia Avenue at the intersection with Morton Street.)

Where Should the Chuck Brown Mural Be Relocated

January 5, 2016
Chuck Brown mural at the old Sweet Mango.

Chuck Brown mural at the old Sweet Mango.

We are still many months away before the 3701 New Hampshire Avenue site is redeveloped. One of the issues that came up during the zoning variance process was the Chuck Brown mural at New Hampshire and Rock Creek Church Road. Throughout the process, community members have advocated for the mural to be saved and the developer has agreed to have the mural recreated. Yet, where that mural would go is anyone’s guess. The easiest place would be on the northeast side of the new building after its finished. However, that would mean that the community would be without the mural for about 18 months and the new mural wouldn’t face the Georgia, New Hampshire, Rock Creek Church Road intersection.

Over the weekend, I noticed that the rowhouse structures across New Hampshire Avenue from the former Sweet Mango has a big empty wall facing the same intersection. While it is somewhat obscured from the intersection by the Metro station entrance from certain angles, it also is very visible from other angles.

The more I thought about this the more I liked it. Not only is the orientation similar to the current mural, it would also be the first thing Metro riders exiting the station would see when they visit the neighborhood, perhaps bringing more prominence to the mural. Lastly, if the owners allow it, the new mural could be created before the original is destroyed, ensuring that it remains visible throughout the process.

Can anyone think of other suitable locations for the mural?

IMG_9967(Would the blank wall to the northeast of the Metro Station entrance be a good location for the new Chuck Brown mural?)


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