By Maria D. James (View full story online on Hyattsville Life &
Neighbors, city leaders — even children — rolled up their sleeves to take part in “Bursting on the Scene,” the community mural event hosted by the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) on Saturday, May 20.
Residents were invited to paint with professional muralists Cory Stowers and Henry Portillo of ART BLOC DC, to create two paint-by-numbers murals on the underpass at the West Hyattsville Metro Station. The event was initially scheduled for Saturday, May 13, but was rescheduled to May 20 due to rain. “Bursting on the Scene” is the original design by Stowers and Portillo, with vibrant, space-warping geometric forms: arrows, stars, psychedelic waves, and telephone poles. The artists’ designs were chosen by juried selection from a pool of 28 submissions by 18 area artists.