Annapolis, MD (September 22, 2022) – At this time, Anne Arundel County Govt Steuart Pittman welcomed residents, group companions, elected officers, and others to rejoice the completion of “The Finest Place – For All” mural on the Arundel Middle positioned at 44 Calvert Road in Annapolis, MD. The mural is now the most important within the county, and contains a collaboration between two well-known, native artists – Comacell Brown Jr. and Cindy Fletcher-Holden.
“The Finest Place – For All, our county slogan, is now depicted in artwork proper on the aspect of the Arundel Middle for all our residents to see,” stated County Govt Steuart Pittman. “Celebrating artwork and our native artists advantages all of our residents, and helps make our county a extra stunning place to dwell.”
This mural is a part of a collection of artistic enhancements Anne Arundel County is pursuing to beautify its properties by way of public artwork. In February 2022 Anne Arundel County and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County fashioned a committee to problem a “Name for Artists” looking for an artist, designer, or workforce to design and execute a mural on the Arundel Middle. The objective was to draw artists with the flexibility to design a novel mural that might seize Anne Arundel County’s dedication to constructing empowered, wholesome, secure, educated, thriving, and sustainable communities. The committee seemed for historic components and pictures of native significance that mirror the cultural values of the county. The ultimate design would ideally emphasize the distinctive attributes that make Anne Arundel County “The Finest Place – For All”.
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Annapolis Artwork District, and members of the County Govt’s workers fashioned a committee of native arts leaders who served as the choice panel for the mural. Thirty-nine purposes had been obtained from throughout the USA. The highest two artists had been so shut in scores that the committee requested if they might contemplate working collectively to supply the mural. The artists – Cindy Fletcher-Holden and Comacell “Cell Spitfire” Brown Jr. collaborated to create a shocking, interactive mural on the 65′ x 45’ wall at Arundel Middle, now the most important mural in Anne Arundel County.
“Being part of ‘The Finest Place – For All’ mural with Cindy was a beautiful expertise,” stated Comacell Brown Jr. “I discovered a lot from Cindy along with her experience and I am so grateful for County Govt Pittman, Anne Arundel County Authorities, The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, and the Annapolis Arts District for permitting me to be part of this undertaking. This mural will actually stand the check of time and can hopefully assist bridge the hole between the completely different teams of folks that dwell on this county, and actually mirror our county’s motto.”
“Portray this mural was an thrilling problem and I used to be honored to share with Comacell lots of my tried and true strategies of such massive scale work.” stated Cindy Fletcher-Holden. “I used to be amazed and thrilled with how the general public reacted with such positivity over the course of the six weeks. I really feel that this wall and the story it tells actually will probably be a fantastic addition to the county.”
This mural will not be solely stunning, it’s an immersive expertise. Comacell and Cindy labored with a videographer and animator to create an augmented actuality show for the mural. This show is accessible by way of a QR code signal that has been put in subsequent to the mural so residents can deliver the mural to life.
Anne Arundel County captured the artistic course of as the 2 artists labored on the huge mural with a time lapse video. A net web page has additionally been created that features pictures and descriptions of murals all through Anne Arundel County to encourage residents to discover all the county’s native artwork.
Cindy Fletcher-Holden is an Annapolis-born skilled artist with over 30 years of expertise hand lettering, and portray murals. Her lettering is discovered on transoms and sides of boats everywhere in the Chesapeake Bay, and her murals have been painted all through the nation on many personal partitions in addition to on partitions of Starbucks, Glory Days Eating places, Graduate Lodges and some personal murals in Spain and Portugal. She was accountable for portray the Nice Wall of Eastport, the mind little one of former mayor Ellen Moyer, and the primary mural in Annapolis.
Comacell Brown Jr., aka Cell Spitfire, is the lead designer at Tunnel Imaginative and prescient, a sports activities attire firm positioned in Severn. He’s the CEO of Cell Spitfire Work and Designs, and a instructing artist and mentor who was named 2021 Visible Artist of the Yr by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County on the twenty first Annie Awards. He’s additionally a nationally-renowned muralist, having accomplished numerous works of high-visibility outdoor artwork in Annapolis—for instance The Strolling Man, memorializing Carlester “Buckwheat” Smith, on the wall of Pinkey’s West Road Liquors, and the Carr’s Seashore Mural, which memorializes what was as soon as the go-to seaside for African-People within the mid-Atlantic, on the Maryland Cultural Convention Middle in addition to quite a few different works. His artwork can be discovered on basketball courts in Washington, D.C., Louisville, Kentucky, and Harlem, New York.