Sep 2012

Mural dedication at the Frederick Arts Council

On September 7, 2012 the Frederick Arts Council held a formal dedication ceremony for an incredible mosaic and painted mural created by Frederick area Artists Anthony Owens & Jack Pabis. A crowd gathered outside the Cultural Arts Center at the Patrick Street entrance to hear remarks by Acting Executive Director Susie Miller followed by comments from Anthony and Jack about the inspirations and work that went into producing the mural.

At a pre-arranged signal from Ms. Miller the cloth covering the window was removed and the mural unveiled. After that the public was invited into the foyer area to see the mural up close and to interact with the Artists and each other. Mixed in among the crowd present for the unveiling were Frederick Arts Council board members, former members of Frederick City government and a representative from the Maryland Arts Council.

Anthony Owens, Jack Pabis, Cultural Arts Center mural
(Real people) L to R - Anthony Owens, Anthony’s son, Jack Pabis

The mural, a collaboration between Mr. Owens mosaic tile skills and Mr. Pabis’ painting skills, depicts the rolling fields of Frederick County giving way to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mr. Pabis has incorporated paintings of local citizens (including Mr. Owens) engaged in various artistic endeavors.Additionally, the Gallery space located on the Market Street side of the building includes an exhibit of the exquisite paintings of Jack Pabis and an extensive exhibit of Anthony Owens unique mosaic pieces. If you are anywhere in downtown Frederick you owe it to yourself to stop by the Cultural Arts Center and visit the Gallery exhibit as well as taking the time to view the addition of the newly installed permanent mural.

Anthony Owens, Jack Pabis, mosaic & painted mural, Frederick, MD

Some of you may already know the work of these two talented Artists through a large mural project they created on the wall at Lord Nickens Street and Market Street (between 6th & 7th Street). If you stop to look at it you can usually find a parking space on Market Street. Lord Nickens Street is one way and there is no area to park near the mural. Note the painting of Anthony Owens working from a ladder that Jack Pabis had incorporated into that mural.

more photos to come....

....and here they are

Anthony Owens, Jack Pabis, Phoenix Rising mural installation

Frederick Arts Council’s Acting Executive Director Susie Miller presents the Artists Anthony Owens (l) and Jack Pabis (r) with a copy of the plaque that will be affixed to their mural installation.

Anthony Owens, Jack Pabis, Phoenix Rising mural installation

The gathered crowd at the unveiling of the Phoenix Rising mural is reflected in the Cultural Art Center window as the black cover was removed and seen gathered outside on the Patrick Street sidewalk.

Anthony Owens, Jack Pabis, Phoenix Rising mural installation

Jack Pabis, Anthony Owens, Phoenix Rising mural installation
Artists Jack Pabis & Anthony Owens pose for photographs in front of their joint mural project during the formal unveiling. Anthony created the wonderful mosaic piece while Jack provided the painted highlights and portraits.

Jack Pabis, Anthony Owens, Phoenix Rising mural installation
Artists Jack Pabis and Anthony Owens stand in front of the Phoenix Rising multi media they created in the lobby of the Frederick Arts Council’s Cultural Arts Center.

Anthony Owens, Jack Pabis, Evan Owens, Phoenix Rising Mural installation
The Artists and their Masterpiece. Anthony Owens (l) and Jack Pabis (c) pose along with Anthony’s son Evan (r) who served as the model for the guitar player behind them as visitors photograph them with their work.