in front of a mural in Berwyn Heights, Md., looks as if
it's about to get smashed by a steam locomotive. But the locomotive,
representative of the many that used to travel through Prince George's
County, is harmless. It's a key piece of "Berwyn," completed in
February 2000 in homage to the old Berwyn railroad station that used to be
located at Berwyn Road and Potomac Avenue - not too far from the mural.
The City of College Park kicked in $4,000
to have the mural painted on the side of Yates Auto Parts, at Baltimore Avenue
and Berwyn Road. The Berwyn Arts Exchange and members of the
Berwyn District Civic Association also helped fund the mural, which
beautifies an otherwise blank wall.
Daniel Kennedy, along with six art students from Eleanor Roosevelt High
School in Greenbelt, painted the mural. The project helped
unify the community,
says Sandra Tyler, a member of the Berwyn Arts Exchange.
was a total community effort," Tyler
says. "More than half of the donations came from