BOPA announces 'Love Letter to Baltimore' mural project by Stephen Powers

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September 15, 2014|By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts announced that New York-based Stephen Powers, known for his public art projects, will create a series of large-scale murals as part of a project called "Love Letter to Baltimore."

Permanent and temporary murals will appear at various locations in East Baltimore and Southwest Baltimore. The object, BOPA says, is to concentrate the murals "around high-traffic transportation corridors, visible to people on the street as well as travelers and commuters passing through Baltimore by car or train."

The first location is the Fitch Company Building on Russell Street. Additional sites will be announced.

Partners for the project are BOPA, the City of Baltimore, and Baltimore Housing and Baltimore Development Corporation.

Powers, whose "Forever Together" mural was created over the summer at Eager Street and Milton Avenue, is also opening a temporary storefront office, ICY Signs, at 224 N. Paca St., where free signs for local businesses will be painted and workshops held. For more information, email icybaltimore@gmail.com.

Powers, who was born in Philadelphia, recently offered a "love letter" to Brooklyn. His previous public art projects have been seen in Philadelphia and Coney Island. 

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