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Contest to create mural in Coral Hills neighborhood could win $1,000 stipend for a local artist
Upper Marlboro, Maryland – County Executive Baker’s Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) is teaming up with, the Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities Council, the Path to Greatness Foundation and Radio One Washington, DC to launch a three week contest mural project for local artist to be installed at Bradbury Heights Elementary School in the Coral Hills neighborhood. The theme of the mural will be “Giving Back to the Community” and the winning artist will receive a commission for the artwork, along with a $1000 stipend for the project. Local artists will be asked to follow certain guidelines for their submissions.
“We have seen the impact that other murals have on communities. They uplift and unite people because the residents help create them,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “I want to thank our Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative team, the Arts and Humanities Council, Path to Greatness Foundation, and Radio One for providing this wonderful opportunity for local artists and for bringing the Coral Hills neighborhood together for the sake of art and community fellowship.”
A Mural Submission Committee, hosted by Rhonda Dallas from the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, will select the artist and award the commission. The committee will be comprised of officials and representatives from Prince George’s County, Radio One, Path to Greatness Foundation, and Giant Foods.
A Mural Work Day will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Suitland High School. The day will kick off with an Opening Ceremony hosted by a Radio One Personality and County Executive Baker. The mural project is an activity of the Path to Greatness Foundation’s “Holistic Youth Summit” which will also be held on October 29th.
Upon completion of the mural, a special ribbon cutting ceremony will be scheduled in early November at Bradbury Heights Elementary School. Prince George’s County, in collaboration with the Prince George’s County school district, will install the mural.