Dedication of the new mural “Loudoun County Symbols” at the Franklin Park Arts Center was held on Sat. June 9 at 11am at the Center.
The mural is part of the new Backman Community Mural Project, an extension of a recent Girl Scout Gold project originally created by Purcellville resident, Hannah Backman, who created a mural depicting historic Purcellville in the summer of 2011. The Arts Center then committed to continue to feature murals created by Loudoun residents or students, rotating the designs approximately twice a year.
Designed by Erica Wujcik, the new mural “Loudoun County Symbols” was created as a classroom project by students of the Art Institute of Washington– Dulles; taught by Courtney Murphy, and was selected through a design competition of 17 designs submitted by local artists.
The large mural depicts images of Loudoun County and includes six symbols representing: vineyards, Goose Creek, the Waterford Fair, Farmers Markets, horse country and Hill High Orchards.
Leading the dedication was Franklin Park Arts Center manager Jeff Stern. The mural can be seen today during the Western Loudoun Artist Studio Tour. As a tour stop location, the Arts Center is hosting four local artists and their remarkable work from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.