Basketball and tennis court mural project at the Crisfield Housing Authority
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Thank you to all of the artists who entered the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District (CAED) Project competition to design the Crisfield Housing Authority Basketball and Tennis Court mural! This design project was made possible by the Maryland State Arts Council, with a $1,000 award to the winning artist There were so many exceptional entries that the selection committee decided to award multiple artists, with an additional $1,500 in awards. Thank you to Shelton Hawkins and Megan Cook of Play in Color for leading this design competition and selection!
Artist Paul Jerry's design of Serena Williams will be used for the tennis court, and of Andre Collins for one basketball court. Artist Morgan Taylor Randolph's design will be used for a basketball court and artist Miriam Moran's style of text surrounding the courts will be used to tie the designs together. Implementation of this grant is contingent upon receiving additional grant funding for the resurfacing of the courts.
The Crisfield Housing Authority, City of Crisfield, Somerset County Parks & Recreation and the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project are partnering to rehabilitate the basketball and tennis courts at the Crisfield Housing Authority, and to provide murals on the courts. These courts are in currently in extremely poor condition, with cracks and vegetation. The total project is approximately $145,000, with about $120,000 of this cost for resurfacing, goals and nets. To see a similar project please go to wmdt.com/2019/06/easton-basketball-courts-transformed-into-colorful-masterpieces/
The final selection process of the artwork for the mural was led by Shelton Hawkins and Megan MacLennan Cook, who have expertise on converting artwork to murals for basketball courts. The committee to select this work included Andre Collins, a Crisfield native and past international pro basketball player, Housing Authority Director Don Bibb, Somerset County Parks and Recreation Director Clint Sterling, and six housing authority residents to be selected by the previously mentioned individuals. Crisfield Mayor Barry Dize and the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project representative Jim Neal will round out the committee.
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Anthenelli, Phoebus & Hickman, LLC $250
Crisfield American Legion #16 $3,000