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SoHud Community Mural Project Unveiled

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Over the past few months, Wild Goose Creative has been spearheading a community mural project to replace the graffiti-covered building located on the southwest corner of Summit and Hudson.

A design for the mural submitted by Tim Lai Architect was selected and accepted last week by the community group leading this initiative. The design features an array of tree silhouettes, masking the former urban blight with a rendering of nature.

“We had a wonderful turn out at our community meeting on June 28th and had lots of great discussion about the creative entries that had been submitted,” said Elizabeth Dekker, Curator and General Manager at Wild Goose Creative. “The general feeling was that Tim’s design was striking, unusual, and encompassed the innovative and creative spirit of the neighborhood in which the mural will live.”

The next steps include the fine-tuning of the design and collaborating with a professional mural artist to execute the design.

“Tim wants to create something really simple and different,” said Eliza Ho, Principal and Communications Director at Tim Lai Architect. “Trees —and by extension nature— are of universal appeal. Glen Echo Ravine and the tree-lined streets in Glen Echo are also a part of the inspiration.”

Wild Goose Creative is still seeking volunteers, donations and financial support from anyone interested in helping out with this project.

“We are aiming for the mural to be finished by the end of the Summer, but to make that deadline, we will need a great deal of community support,” said Dekker.

More updates can be found online at SoHudMural.com.

Additional rendering and detail images below, courtesy of Tim Lai Architect.

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