The Baltimore City Paper has awarded it's BOB (Best of Baltimore) honors and bestowed Best Mural on, well, me! Last year, myself and 3 other muralists worked on 5 panels belonging to the Waverly Giant Supermarket, and now our mural has won Best in Baltimore.
Don't get us wrong: We love having a grocery store in Waverly. But the Giant has always been a bit too suburban for our tastes. The parking lot is too big and the three street-facing sides of the building are completely unused. Fortunately, the Baltimore Mural Program, part of the city's Office of Promotion and the Arts, commissioned five murals--painted by Gary Mullen, Michael Owen, Nelson Rivas, and Danamarie Hosler--to fill up the walls left blank by the store's owners. The murals by Rivas and Hosler are the best, picturing Waverylites past and present in the leafy setting for which the community was once known. Unlike murals that depict a mish-mash of local places and famous people, the Waverly murals are higher-minded, almost making up for the sterility of the Giant's building.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Posted by Fall 2011 at 9:08 PM