Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District
From the MyGatewayArts.org Calendar:
HYATTSVILLE, MD – Koch Auto Radiator and the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation are proud to announce the unveiling of a new public art sculpture, entitled “Mourning Bird,” at National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4th at 3PM in Downtown Hyattsville. The sculpture was commissioned by business owners Paul and Susan Koch as part of the Gateway Arts District Art Lives Here: Biz-Art Match-Up Initiative. “Mourning Bird”, painted by artist Mark Walker, reimagines a former Prince George’s County Birds-I-View statue as a blue bird that honors and remembers the fallen heroes of the Prince George’s County Police Department.
The sculpture’s new home is situated atop a pedestal at the corner of Route 1/Baltimore Avenue and Crittenden Street, at 4211 Crittenden St, Hyattsville, MD 20781. Visitors are invited to the unveiling ceremony at 3PM where local officers and the public can pay remembrance to officers killed in the line of duty followed by the National Night Out activities in West Hyattsville near the Queens Chapel Town Center shopping center.
“Mourning Bird” is a non-profit private sector collaboration to express appreciation and gratitude for the public service of the men and women of the Prince George’s County Police Department.
To learn more about the Hyattsville CDC’s Business-Artist Partnership program, visit http://hycdc.org/biz-art. To learn more about artist Mark Walker, visit http://lordants.com. Koch Auto Radiator Service can be found online at http://pkars.com. Lastly, to learn more about the National Night Out programming in Hyattsville (District 1), click here.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2015
|Contact: Justin Fair, Hyattsville CDC
(301) 683-8267 firstname.lastname@example.org