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DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Grant Recipient Deirdre Saunder Completes Mosaic Centerpiece at Kim's Garden on Capitol Hill

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and Friends of Kim Brenegar, a not-for-profit community group leading the renovation and development of Kim's Garden, are pleased to announce the completed installation of a circular mosaic for the garden courtyardThe design is by Deirdre Saunder (Hopscotch Bridge, Glenmont Metro Station and Silver Plaza Fountain) and is commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, as part of its Public Art Building Communities grant.

The mosaic installation is part of Phase III of the garden restoration project and is designed to celebrate the perennial spirit of the former DC resident and landscaper, who touched so many lives on Capitol Hill. Kim's Garden is located at the intersection of 8th Street and Independence and North Carolina Avenues, SE next to Christ Our Shepherd Church.

"The DCCAH presents public art for audiences who live, work and visit the District. The artwork project for Kim's Garden exemplifies our important partnerships with communities to enhance public spaces," says Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Deirdre Saunder will be available for photos and interviews on site in August. For more information, please see www.kimsgardendc.blogspot.com. Interviews, electronic images and photography appointments may be arranged through the press contacts. 

Kim's Garden is the restoration project of a Capitol Hill park to honor the memory of Kim Brenegar, and is a partnership between the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Kim Brenegar. Care Company is fiscal agent.  

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia.

The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.