Headlines – Anne Arundel County, Annapolis Arts District and Anne Arundel County Arts Council Announce Selected Artists for Arundel Center Mural Project

The international search ends with the selection of a couple of local artists

Annapolis, Maryland (June 8, 2022) – Anne Arundel County Executive, Steuart Pittman, Annapolis Arts District and Anne Arundel County Arts Council announced the selection of Comacell “Cell Spitfire” Brown Jr. and Cindy Fletcher-Holden, both of Annapolis, to create a mural on an exterior wall of the Arundel Center, located at 44 Calvert Street.

“Celebrating local art and artists benefits all of our residents and helps make our county a great place to live,” County Executive Steuart Pittman said. “I am thrilled to see what these artists are creating for the Arundel Center and for all of our staff and residents who will have the chance to experience this mural once it is complete.

The two muralists will collaborate on the project, with work expected to begin in the coming weeks before finishing later this summer. Brown is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in murals, graphic design, brand consulting, entrepreneurial skills, and local outreach through art. Fletcher-Holden is a MICA-trained muralist who has created murals in Dover DE; McLean VA; Baltimore; and Linthicum.

“I believe that public/mural art projects like this are important not only to the county, but to the country as a whole. When you see a diverse project being created in the heart of a city that displays diversity, unity to celebrate community members and its people, it can only enhance and enhance the overall landscape of the city. city”, Comacell “Cell Spitfire” Brown, Jr. . said. “This project is the perfect recipe developed together by Cindy and myself to give viewers a collage of memories and bodies that make life in Anne Arundel County so special.”

“This mural project presents an exciting challenge not only to illustrate why Anne Arundel County is a great place to live and how the many different people who call it home make it a thriving community, but also to create a painting that has aesthetic integrity, a dynamic composition and is a work of art,” said Cindy Fletcher-Holden. “I believe the collaboration of Comacell and myself will result in an amazing painting that will capture the interest of passers-by and , will hopefully bring joy to those who stop and watch it.”

For more information on the project, visit www.aacounty.org/arundel-center-mural.

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