Students From The 2011 Kaleidscope! Arts Camp Restore Streetcar Mural
Congratulations to the Teens from Kaleidoscope! Arts Camp for restoring the mural on the #8 Streetcar Path in West Catonsville. The 20’ high mural depicts the Catonsville Junction in the 1940s at the intersection of Dutton and Edmondson Avenues and features a full-sized streetcar waiting next to the Caton Tavern (now the Junction 7-Eleven). The mural was originally painted by Eagle Scout Clark LeCompte and Marjean Irwin in 1997 and had fallen into disrepair in the past few years with graffiti and vines covering about 1/3 of the surface.
Teen campers, with their instructors Aleisha Marchewka and Adam LaFon, spent every morning for two weeks, painting over graffiti and reconstructing the painting. The group also learned about cleaning the mural, constructing scaffolding, funding art projects and large scale painting techniques.
The mural is on a retaining wall around Summit Park Rehabilitation and Health Center. Summit Park donated over $1,000 in paint, supplies and in-kind services to the camp.
The mural is located between the 1600 block of Frederick Road (near Matthews) and 1600 block of Edmondson Avenue (near Opie’s). To see an amazing video produced by the teens and their teachers, watch the Kaleidoscope mural restoration video.