MLK Mural Project – To Be Created April 28
On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Future History Now will work with members of the Black Wall Street Annapolis and youth from the Newtowne 20 and Woodside Gardens communities to create this mural honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at the Elizamae Robinson Community Center, Newtowne 20. This will kick off a series of pubic murals within Newtowne 20, Robinwood and Eastport Terrace communities, subsidized in part by the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis.
Pearl Bailey Mural Project – To be created May 5 and 6
The following week-end, May 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, Future History Now will join guest artist George “Lassie” Belt and youth from the Stanton Community Center to create a public mural on the Whitmore Garage. It will depict Pearl Bailey, the well-known American actress and singer who once worked at the Dixie Hotel (no longer extant) of the Old Fourth Ward which once existed in this neighborhood. The garage is located at Clay and Calvert Streets in Annapolis.
Maritime Mural at Eastport Shell – Completed
On April 8, Future History Now worked with featured local artist Charles Lawrance and kids from the local Box of Rain youth program to create this mural showing the treasures of the Chesapeake, from fish and birds to boating, paddle boarding and recreational activities.
Weird and Wonderful Painting Project at Maryland Hall
In one day, April 14, ten mural panels of fauna and flora went up to beautify the boarded up windows in the rear exterior of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. This project was a collaboration of Future History Now with Laura Brino and Black Wall Street Annapolis, uniting 40 youth from Jovenes Artistas, Newtowne 20 and Woodside Gardens, Centro de Ayuda, Bates Middle School Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) program and Annapolis High School PVA program.
Check them out, and watch the budding artists at work this Saturday, April 28 and next week-end, May 5 and 6.
Jeff Huntington is a painter who lives and works in Annapolis and who founded Future History Now with his wife, Julia Gibb.
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