Thursday, July 29, 2010

Of Bricks and Beauty Murals feed the urban soul By DeNeen L. Brown

Sunday, May 17, 2009
"Of Bricks and Beauty, Murals Feed the Urban Soul," by Deneen L. Brown Read it HERE*

See Community Mural by Anne Marchand in photo gallery.
Anne Marchand painted this 2002 mural on Westminster Street between S and T streets NW. The redesigned playground has become a focal point for the Shaw neighborhood.

Monday, March 16, 2009

AAV ArtCast, 20th Edition: Art and Change: Part 3: Art Murals and the Community

Sharon Burton of Authentic Contemporary Art and I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday talking about murals and their effect on communities. You can listen to the ArtCast: Art and Change: Part 3: Art Murals and the Community / Interview HERE. These are some of the murals we discuss.

Prism, Metro Gateway Mural Anne Marchand 2008, acrylic on concrete, 9' 4" x 160'
18th and S. Bell Streets Arlington, VA 22202
Photo Courtesy: Crystal City BID

Building Blocks, High Up Close to Heaven, 2006 Mural, acrylic, 7' x 18'
Takoma Community Center, 300 Van Buren St., NW Washington, DC
Photo Credit: Greg Staley


AAV ArtCast, 20th Edition: Art and Change: Part 3: Art Murals and the Community
We are continuing our series called Art and Change, and today's topic is about one of the most visual art that can be seen in many neighborhoods - the art mural. To discuss how the mural concept contributes to community change and growth, I invited DC based artist, Anne Marchand to join us. Anne Marchand was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Growing up in a colorful environment of Spanish and French influences ..... Anne recently completed a 160' mural for the Crystal City Metro Gateway in 2008 and installed work on an art wall on the outside of the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Read more HERE.

ARTCAST presented by Sharon Burton

Community, Mural Anne Marchand 2002, acrylic, 35' x 35'
DC Creates Public Art
915 Westminster Street NW, Washington, DC
Photo Credit: Greg Staley

See more of Anne Marchand's Public Art Projects at these sites:
Hyatt Art Wall
Prism Mural in Crystal City, VA
On the Wall Blog

For more information on the ArtCast series contact:
Authentic Contemporary Art
1-888-861-1395


List of Resources

Anne Marchand's Murals locations:

“Community” Mural
Westminster Playground
913 Westminster Street (Between S and T Sts. NW)
Washington, DC
Commissioned by DC Creates Public Art

“Building Blocks, High Up Close to Heaven” Mural
Takoma Community Center
300 Van Buren St., NW Washington, DC 20011 (202) 576-7068
Commissioned by DC Creates Public Art / Dept. of Parks and Recreation

“Red Delicious” Mural
Eastern Market
7th St. & North Carolina Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Commissioned by DC Creates Public Art, Office of Property Management

“Prism” Mural
18 th and S. Bell Streets
Arlington, VA 22202
Commissioned by Crystal City BID
703-412-9434

“Ellipsis” Art Wall
Hyatt Regency at Ronald Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 US
Commissioned by Crystal City BID 703-412-9434
Sponsors - Hyatt Regency, Concord Residences, and Gould Property Company

Anne also mentioned community resources for funding and information to develop murals in DC. Please check these resources out!

Mural Program Resources: DC Creates Public Art Program
Rachel Dickerson
DC Creates Public Art Manager
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
1371 Harvard Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 724-5613 main
(202) 727-4135 fax
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/

Public Art Building Communities Grant
Rachel Dickerson
DC Creates Public Art Manager
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
1371 Harvard Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 724-5613 main
(202) 727-4135 fax
http://www.dcarts.dc.gov/

The DC Mural Initiative or Murals DC
Midnight Forum
Dominic Painter, Executive Director
(202) 640-2040
http://www.midnightforum.org/
contact@midnightforum.org

Albus Cavus
2451 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
http://www.albuscav.us/
albuscavus@gmail.com

City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center at the Thomas Eakins House
1727-29 Mt. Vernon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215.685.0750 Fax: 215.685.0757

Diego Rivera, a famous Mexican muralist summed up the importance of murals, "mural painting must help in [a person's] struggle to become a human being, and for that purpose it must live wherever it can; no place is bad for it, so long as it is permitted to fulfill its primary functions of nutrition and enlightenment" (Rivera & Wolfe, 1934, p. 13).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hyatt Regency Art Wall

HYATT ART WALL - ELLIPSIS
A Crystal City BID Installation

Artwork by Washington, DC based artist, Anne Marchand


Public Art Project by Anne Marchand
Direct UV printing to Dibond, 10' x 10'
www.annemarchand.com




Crystal City BID President Angela Fox

Washington, DC based artist, Anne Marchand

CRYSTAL CITY is a gallery and the area’s walls serve as canvases. Launched in October of 2008 (read the press release), the Art Walls project infuses color and character into the area while leading to fun, whimsical, and interesting spaces for Crystal City’s guests, residents, and employees.
Location - Hyatt Regency Crystal City - 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
Materials - Existing works photograped by Greg Staley and printed directly on 3mm Dibond panels by Dodge Color. The ten 10' x 10' panels are mounted directly onto the exterior of the Hyatt Regency using 2x4" wood studs giving the works a floating appearance.

Works reproduced courtesy of Anne Marchand.
Axis © 2007
Portal © 2006
Around © 2007
Recollection © 2006
Consonance © 2007
Evening Star © 2005
Kindled Flame © 2006
Luminous Motion © 2006
Arcs Revelation © 2005
Space Between © 2005
Cushion of Ancient Secrets © 2007
Red Spiral © 2005


More pictures HERE

Visit the artwork at his location:
Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Arlington, Virginia, USA 22202
703-418-1234

Friday, October 10, 2008

18th Street Gateway / "Prism" Mural / Crystal City, Virginia

The Mural Environs. Prism by Anne Marchand

Looking East towards the 18th Street Underpass, pedestrians and cars enter the Crystal City, VA neighborhood and have access to Metro across the street from the "Prism" mural. The mural spans 160' of the underpass creating a colorful pedestrian walkway and drive by. The Sheraton Hotel is situated on the corner of S.Eads and 18th Streets and has a side entrance to 18 Eads Bar and Restaurant. Many thanks to the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel Management for offering their facilities to assist the artists in creating the mural.


Store to Door Container held all our work tools over the course of the month, giving us the needed space to store paint and materials on a daily basis, the container sometimes working as a portable office. Thanks to Tom Johnston and the staff for support with the mural project! You folks are the best!





Two coats of a urethane, finishes the surface of the mural and gives it a soft satin sheen that helps protect it from the elements.



Prism, 9' 4" x 160', acrylic on concrete
Washington, DC Artist Anne Marchand, www.annemarchand.com
Commissioned by the Crystal City Business Improvement District

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Varnishing and Photography

The last few days of varnishing and now Greg Staley has come to take photos of the mural. The team gets our fun pics as well! Anne Marchand, Jose Piedra and Michael Hammond






Sunday, October 5, 2008

Le Signature

Prism by Anne Marchand



Varnishing to come....