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Howard MICA Mural 7
Howard MICA Mural 7

MICA students painting the mural in front of JEH Recreation Center (5/8/12) Photo credit: Howard Fink

We had to wait a week because our original painting day last Tuesday was rained out, and we'll have to wait another week or so to finish what we started this Tuesday before the rain stopped us again, but there are now bright colors painted on the pavement in front of John Eager Howard Recreation Center. The street mural project represents the final product of a semester-long collaboration between Maryland Institute College of Art students and Reservoir Hill residents to design public art installations that link the neighborhood with its local waterways

We hope that on 5/21/12, the sun will stay out, the JEH Recreation Center students will join us, and there will be crabs and fish circling the intersection of Lennox St. and Brookfield Avenue!

10:40 AM:

Howard MICA mural 1
Howard MICA mural 1

Measuring out the distances for the concentric circles of color (5/8/12) Photo credit: Howard Fink

11:00 AM:

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Howard MICA Mural 3

Painting the first colors on the pavement (5/8/12) Photo credit: Howard Fink

11:54 AM:

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Completing the first layers of paint inside the inner circles (5/8/12)

12:30 PM:

Howard MICA Mural 5
Howard MICA Mural 5

Mixing the paints together to make green (5/8/12) Photo credit: Howard Fink

1:30 PM:

Howard MICA Mural 6
Howard MICA Mural 6

Rushing to finish the outer green layer before the rain (5/8/12) Photo credit: Howard Fink

1:52 PM:

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A light drizzle suspends the day's painting (5/8/12)

2:08 PM:

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A rain downpour prompts more complete coverage of the mural (5/8/12)