St. Mary’s County Arts Council, along with St. Mary’s CDC and St. Mary’s County Health Department, is hosting a public painting day on November 4th from 12-4pm at the Health Hub (21625 Great Mills Road). The entire community is invited to come out and be a part of completing the newest public mural in Lexington Park!
On August 25th the west-facing wall on the Health Hub was first prepared for painting, and as of the first week of October the mural has been traced.
The group of artists, Toni Wolf, Sarah Houde and Jeanne Hammett, nicknamed the ‘Mural Mavens’, have been working together on the mural. Toni Wolf is a realistic acrylic and oil painter, Sarah Houde works with surfaces and texturing them with shells, leaves, and other found objects, and Jeanne Hammett is a silkscreen printmaker who bases her images on the Chesapeake Bay. St. Mary’s County Arts Council coordinated the search for muralists for this project. In consultation with the artists, and with feedback from the public, the sponsoring partners collaborated to determine the theme of the mural.
Awarded in December 2022, the Community Safety Works Facility and Community Improvement grant provided St. Mary’s CDC with $4,500 to install the mural at the Health Hub in Lexington Park. Other funding and assistance for the project comes from our partners: Cedar Point Federal Credit Union, St. Mary’s County Arts Council, PNC Bank, and St. Mary’s County Health Department. Cedar Point Federal Credit Union and PNC Bank have aided by providing funding to the project. The St. Mary’s County Arts Council has helped out with coordination, planning, funding, and signage. The Health Hub provided the location and staff has also aided in planning.
We look forward to watching the mural come to fruition and are excited to see the final project and its impact here in Lexington Park!