In 2008 and 2009, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities partnered with the Department of Public Works to further the MuralsDC mission. The goal of MuralsDC is to positively engage the District’s youth by teaching proper art techniques, providing supplies and a legal means to practice and perform their skill in a way that promotes respect for public and private property and community awareness. "Seasons in the City: was one of the six new murals, each reflecting the character, culture and history of the neighborhoods in the District.
We worked with hundreds of local students and residents to develop the theme for the mural. Over 15 students actively contributed to the mural.
One freezing morning, we all got on a bus that took us to all six works of art created as a part of MuralsDC. This program was initiated in 2007 by Ward One Councilmember Jim Graham as an effort to replace illegal graffiti with artistic works, to revitalize sites within the community and to teach young people the art of aerosol painting. It is currently managed by Dominic “Tru” Painter.
Collaborators and Supporters:
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, MuralsDC, Jim Graham's Office, Midnight Forum, ANC, Refrigeration Supply Company, Massey Media, Liquitex, Winsor & Newton, MTN 94, Fast Signs,
The mural is located at the intersection of Sherman Avenue and Barry Place NW.