BY REBECCA BENNETT — On Aug. 24, a new mural was dedicated at The Arc Prince George’s County in Largo which designed and put together during an eight week long art workshop with Brentwood Arts Exchange, a press release said.

Photo courtesy the Brentwood Arts Exchange.
Photo courtesy the Brentwood Arts Exchange.

The students worked with artist Rachel Cross to design and build murals for The Arc’s day centers in Largo, Laurel and Temple Hills, organizers said.  One of the participants in the mural project was Hyattsville resident Rebecca Walsh, according to the Brentwood Arts Exchange.

“The beautiful mural panels on wood incorporate hand-drawn images, embellished with Mardi Gras beads donated by the Arc New Orleans,”  a press release said.  “During the art workshop, students learned important skills including creating original representational drawings and designs, painting, sorting and selecting beads, sanding, cutting, and so much more.”

Founded in 1952, The Arc in Prince George’s County provides services to more 2,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, a press release said.  The Arc is a national organization with more than 700 chapters across the country.

The Largo Day Center of The Arc Prince George’s County is located at 1300 Mercantile Lane, Suite. #220, Largo, Md.