Thursday, April 5, 2012

Street Art Coming to Lennox & Brookfield

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), RHIC, Blue Water Baltimore, John Eager Howard Recreation Center, and Reservoir Hill Mutual Homes partnered on the design of a street mural that highlights Reservoir Hill’s connection to our local watershed. Fifteen Reservoir Hill folks participated with MICA students from the Design for Change class in the design of the concept, and Reservoir Hill residents will participate in the painting.

Reservoir Hill residents and MICA students put together their favorite
neighborhood features into a combined des

At the Reservoir Hill April Community Meeting, MICA students presented the design for a street mural at Lennox Street and Brookfield Avenue. below is the design super-imposed on the site. After incorporating comments from Community Meeting participants the students will work with Reservoir Hill residents, youth and adults, to paint the mural. The target date for installation is 1 May.

The intersection at Lennox & Brookfield will be transformed into a work of art this spring

The project will also produce a range of stencils that can be used to create sidewalk art and to place creative messages by the storm drains in the community encouraging people to not dump liter in the drains. The latter stenciling is intended as a youth project.

In addition to being a great piece of environmental art that’s community-designed and installed, street art helps slow down traffic and transforms a normal intersection into a work of art.