16 Aug 2018

Commissioned Artists

Project: 1801 McCormick Drive

Nehemiah Dixon III adds his voice and experience to the Art Works Environmental Public Art Project team advocating for social justice through his artwork, community involvement and teaching. As a native of Washington D.C. he believes that art should be experienced through any means necessary which drives him to create art for public places.

Krista Schlyer is a conservation photographer and writer living in the Washington DC area. She is a senior fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers, whose work has been published by BBC, The Nature Conservancy, High Country News, The National Geographic Society and Audubon.

Martha Jackson Jarvis’ sculptures have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Studio Museum of Harlem, N.Y. Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island, N.Y.; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Anacostia Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Tretyakov Gallery Moscow, U.S.S.R.

Project: Laurel Library

After a 20 year career as an architect in the United States and Australia, Michael Janis returned to the US with a focus on working with glass. In 2005, Janis became the Co-Director of the Washington Glass School in Washington, DC. Janis has received numerous awards for his artwork including the Florida Art Glass Alliance’s Emerging Artist Award 2009, the Bay Area Glass Institute’s 2010 Saxe Fellowship and he was named a “Rising Star” at Wheaton Arts 2011.

Project: Public Safety Complex

Stephon Senegal was born in Louisiana. The challenges of his upbringing became a catalyst for his early visual investigations. He continued these explorations throughout his adolescence with hyperrealistic drawings. After secondary school, he attended Howard University for undergraduate studies. The thematic constructs of his work heavily indulged ideas around vice and brutality, a carryover from his adolescent art. While at Howard he began to merge these notions into a more cohesive paradigm.

Project: 1801 McCormick Drive

As a designer and builder I produce concept drawings and finished projects to define spaces. I’m multi disciplinary and use various new & recycled materials to make structures, centerpieces, and kinetic sculptures. Propeller Studios Partner: Commercial art for restaurants, museums, and photo special effects 1990-2003. Howard Connelly Design Studio: Opened in 2004 and expanded into a full design, engineering, fabricating, and finishing studio with advanced metal-working tools.

Project: District VII Police Station

Blessing Hancock owns Skyrim Studio Inc which focuses on site specific sculpture. She utilizes her BFA in Sculpture and MLA in Landscape Architecture to create innovative work for public spaces. She has completed monumental sculpture projects throughout the world and has extensive experience working with city agencies, project teams and community groups. I believe there is enormous potential for public art that is skillfully integrated with the built environment.

Project: 1801 McCormick Drive

An artist and educator for over thirty years, Ms. Johnson founded Art Works Now with a vision of increasing accessibility to visual arts education across economic and ability spectrums. She is a passionate advocate for social justice who sees access to visual art education as an important civil rights issue facing Americans today.

Project: Brandywine Fire Station

Liza & Allen Linder have been producing glass mosaic murals from their studio/home in Prince George’s County, MD for the last ten years. Their body of work includes public commissions, private commissions and nationally-shown personal work. Please visit their websites at LinderMosaics.com & LinderScuplture.com for more information.

New Carrollton Library

Prince George’s County Arts in Public Places is seeking to commission an artist to create a dynamic art installation that will compliment the modern interiors of the newly renovated New Carrollton Library. The theme of the art installation, the Kaleidoscope of Learning, should complement the architecture and embody the essence of the modern library.

Built in the 1970’s, the existing structure embraced the architectural Field Theory movement of Walter Netsch; creating the interior layout using a series of rotated equilateral triangles. The renovation design is based on the fundamentals of this classic architectural style, yet responds to the flexible needs of the modern day library. Using elements such as light, color, and geometry, the two dimensional static form of the former library transitions to an elevated three-dimensional dynamic form that is energetic and welcoming.

Location: New Carrollton Library 7414 Riverdale Road
Title: Kaleidoscope of Learning

Environmental Public Art Project

1801 McCormick Drive

Location: 1801 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD
Artist(s): Artworks, Howard Connelly, Neimiah Dixon, Krista Schlyer, Washington DC
Title: Wind Vane of the Helenium Autumnale
Details: Exterior 3D Sculpture, reclaimed materials

Installation is expected to take place Summer 2016

District VII Police Station

District VII Police Station unveils Accolades, an illuminated sculpture by artist Blessing Hancock of Tucson, AZ. The metal geometrical installation was commissioned by the Prince George’s County Art in Public Places (AIPP) program through the Office of Central Services and managed by the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council.

Location: 11108 Fort Washington Road, Ft. Washington, MD
Artist(s): Blessing Hancock, Tuscon, AZ
Title: Accolades
Details: Exterior illuminated geometric metal sculpture