There are two significant art centers being built right here in Harford County, Maryland – Maryland Center for the Arts and Harmer’s Town Art Center. Space has been secured for both and there is solid interest and investment in seeing them both come to fruition. As each advances in progress, we look forward to keeping you updated and hope to have the opportunity to provide you with information from personal interviews from those at the head.
Yesterday was the groundbreaking ceremony for The Harmer’s Town Art Center. The Governor of Maryland’s wife, Yumi Hogan, was there. She is an outstanding Asian-American artist. The art center has many outdoors public art displays already in place through wall murals, which have historical references to Maryland and the role Havre de Grace played in the Revolutionary War. The murals are adjacent to the buildings that will be overhauled for galleries and art workshops. I’ve included photos of only a few of the murals. The plans for Graw Alley include a wonderful park with beautiful landscaping and benches to sit and ponder the art. Photos of yesterday’s events can be seen through this link to the Havre de Grace Living Facebook page.
Clearly, the town of Havre de Grace has grabbed ahold of their uniqueness.
The historic aspect of the town and accessibility to the Chesapeake Bay for boaters gives more reasons to visit.
From my viewpoint, not only will the centers put closer focus on the wonderful art connections within Harford County, Maryland but the cultural centers will draw many art enthusiasts because their locations are so accessible to the corridor of I-95 running through Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Other major routes lead into this area as well.
In our next post, we will be featuring the Maryland Center for the Arts being built in Bel Air, Maryland. Come on back to AllThingsFulfilling.com.