We are passionate about public art and the effect it can have on a community. Click the tabs below to learn more about the public art projects St. Mary’s CDC has championed.
Lexington Park Alive! was the first mural project by St. Mary’s Community Development Corp. (CDC) in collaboration with the St. Mary’s County Arts Council. The CDC’s Art Park Committee held a contest for design submissions and the winner was Lynn Wescoe.
“Artist Rainbow” combines the faces of famous artists, speakers, poets, orators, a hip hop musician, a street artist, a Piscataway performing artist, and that very famous smiling portrait!
Roz Racanello, St. Mary’s CDC staff artist, was inspired to design the collage after overseeing the installation of the corporation’s first mural Lexington Park Alive!
A competition was held to select four additional Maryland artists to work with Ms. Racanello on “Artist Rainbow” , those selected were Kailee Findlay, Caitlin Jones, Elizabeth Lopez, and Katia Meisinger.
“Wings Across Lexington Park”, located in the alley off eastbound Great Mills Road between Amazing Nails 2 & Spa and Ashley Furniture, is a portrait-height installation of wings along the wall flanking the sidewalk. People posing in front of the whimsical and realistic wings can be viewed online and sprinkled throughout social media.