WHAT: Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of Kim’s Garden
WHERE: 8th Street at Independence and North Carolina Avenues, S.E., Washington, DC
WHEN: Tuesday, July 8, 2013, 10:30 AM
WHO: The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and Friends of Kim Brenegar, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, and the DC Department of Transportation
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and Friends of Kim Brenegar, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and the DC Department of Transportation are pleased to announce the ribbon cutting and dedication of Kim’s Garden, a restored pocket park, featuring “Ornamental Spirit,” a circular mosaic for the garden courtyard. The 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. Friends of Kim Brenegar is a not-for-profit community group leading the renovation and development of Kim’s Garden. The mosaic installation is designed to celebrate the perennial spirit of the late Kim Brenegar, a Capitol Hill resident and landscaper, who touched so many lives in her community. Kim’s Garden is located at the intersection of 8th Street and Independence and North Carolina Avenues, SE next to Christ Our Shepherd Church. “Kim Brenegar was a beloved member of the Capitol Hill community. This artwork serves as reminder of the great work she did to make her neighborhood beautiful,” says Judith Terra, Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. “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.