Basketball courts

Student, artists work to improve the basketball courts at Patterson Park

FOR THE GENERAL LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP FUND. USE THE PATTERSON PARK BASKETBALL COURTS AS A CANVAS. ONE GHHI SCHOOL STUDENTS WORK WITH THE CITY AND LOCAL ARTISTS TO UPDATE THE RECREATION SPACE. DARRELL FRANCE GROW UP PLAYING BALL ON THESE COURTS. When he noticed they were in bad shape, he decided to raise money to create a new mural on the courts. ARTIST JORDAN LAWSON HAS CREATED TWO DESIGNS FOR STUDENTS TO VOTE ON. HE SPEAK BALTIMORE, YOU SEE WHAT I WANT? RING COMMUNITY TOGETHER CHILDREN, PARENTS, JUST TO COMMUNITY TOGETHER. I THINK IT’S A BIG MISSION AND ONE THING IN MY WORK IS TO BRING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER, TO BRING THE WORLD TOGETHER THROUGH MY ARTISTIC IDEAS. DESPITE THE PARK NOT BEING THE GREAT CONDITION, IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN PRETTYAC PKED. SO I THINK WITH THESE NEW COURT CONDITIONS IT WILL BE MORE EXCITING AND I HOPE PEOPLE ENJOY IT A LITTLE MORE. ESPECIALLY WITH THE BEAUTIFUL ART THAT WILL BE ON THE COURT. ASHL: EY ALL RIGHT, SO HERE ARE THE OPTIONS FOR MURAL WILL REPRESENT BALTIMORE’S ICONIC TOWNHOUSES. IT IS THE BEST. THE OTHER, BOTTOM, SHOWING DIFFERENT BASIC ITEMS SUCH AS CRABS, TWOLD O BAY AND OF COURSE, BLACK

Students team up with artists to improve basketball courts at Patterson Park

Funds are raised to install Baltimore-centric artwork

A Baltimore high school student is working with the city and local artists to modernize the recreational space at the basketball courts in Patterson Park. Darryl France grew up playing ball on the pitches and he noticed they were in bad shape. So he raised funds to create a new mural on the grounds. Artist Jordan Lawson has produced two designs for students to vote on. parents, just the community together. I think it’s just a big mission and it’s one thing about my artwork is to bring the community together, to bring the world together through my artistic ideas,” Lawson said. Although the courts weren’t in the biggest state, it was still quite crowded. So I think with the new state of the court it will be even more crowded and people are going to enjoy it a bit more, especially with the beautiful art that is going to be on the court,” France said. The community will have a choice. between two murals, one depicting the city’s iconic townhouses and the other featuring different Maryland artifacts, from crabs to Old Bay and black-eyed Susans, the state flower. Installed by Project Backboard emp community loyalties and volunteers by summer if sufficient funds are raised France has raised $7,000 so far Fundraising goal is 28,000 $ to fully fund the mural project. If you would like to contribute to the cause, press here.

A Baltimore high school student is working with the city and local artists to update recreation space at the basketball courts in Patterson Park.

Darryl France grew up playing ball on the courts and he noticed they were in bad shape. So he raised funds to create a new mural on the pitch.

Artist Jordan Lawson has produced two creations for students to vote on.

“It’s about Baltimore, you know what I mean? Bringing the whole community, kids, parents, just the community together. I think it’s just a big mission and that’s one thing about my job is to bring the community together, bring the world together through my artistic ideas,” Lawson said.

“Although the courts weren’t in the best condition, it was still quite crowded. So I think with the new condition of the court it will be even more crowded and people will enjoy it a bit more, especially with the beautiful art that is going to be on the pitch,” France said.

The community will have a choice of two murals, one of which depicts the city’s iconic townhouses and the other features different Maryland-based objects, from crabs to Old Bay and black-eyed Susans, the flower of the state.

The mural will be installed by Project Backboard employees and community volunteers by summer if sufficient funds are raised. So far, France has raised $7,000. The fundraising goal is $28,000 to fully fund the mural project.

If you want to contribute to the cause, press here.