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(HOUSTON, TX) – Houston-based Midway, the privately owned, fully integrated real estate investment and development firm, today announced a new public mural installation on the site of its 150-acre East River development in east downtown. Midway tapped local multidisciplinary artist David Maldonado to create the Houston-themed piece. At 60’x20’, the East River mural marks the artist’s largest work to-date.
Inspired by the surrounding Historic Fifth Ward and East End neighborhoods, the East River mural represents the power of the bayou and its ability to connect the city’s diverse communities. Mosaic tiles, beehives promoting sustainability and wellness, and an astronaut nodding to Houston’s strong ties with NASA are all included in the intricately detailed piece. Following a months-long design process, Maldonado painted the mural on-site at East River over a two-week period, using six shipping containers as his canvas.
“Touching on the ideas of personal home, culture and history, this mural represents the merging components within East River’s carefully designed, multiphase, mixed-use development,” said Shannon Bedinger, Midway’s Senior Vice President of Marketing + Communications. “Our hope is that it serves as a legacy reminder of local talent and the power of the arts to create community.”
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