The Backman Community Mural Project at Franklin Park
A rotating display of designs created for the community, by the community. Named for its founder, Hannah Backman.
The dedication for the new mural happened this past weekend at the Franklin Park Performing Arts Center in Purcellville, VA. The inaugural mural is themed around ‘Loudoun County Symbols’, Designed by Erica Wujcik. Created as a classroom project by students of the Art Institute of Washington– Dulles; taught by Courtney Murphy.
The Franklin Park Arts Center (FPAC) is pleased to announce an exciting new program, an ongoing extension of a recent Girl Scout Gold project originally created by Purcellville resident, Hannah Backman. Hannah created her original mural of 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.
The new mural was selected through a design competition of 17 designs submitted by local artists. Two designs were selected from students of the Art Institute of Washington-Dulles. One of those designs, Loudoun County Symbols, was selected for this installation.
The designer and artists who helped create the mural were in attendance along with representatives of The Arts Center and The Art Institute of Washington- Dulles. This dedication coincided with the Western Loudoun Artist Studio Tour.