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Frederick's Third Mural Features Almost 5,000 Glass Pieces

The Maryland Ensemble Theater and Phoenix Rising, a modeling and repair business, teamed up for Frederick's third mural.
FREDERICK, Md.- Imagine hand placing around 5,000 glass tiles for a mosaic mural. That's what two groups in Frederick did.

The Maryland Ensemble Theater and Phoenix Rising, a modeling and repair business, teamed up for Frederick's third mural.

"This was a very unusual set of circumstances. We had many members from the Maryland Ensemble Theater and Phoenix Rising working together on this project trying to prove that anyone in Frederick, when you work together as a team, can produce something extraordinary," said Anthony Owens, owner of Phoenix Rising and a mosaic artist.

The mural is a whopping 32-square feet and took 200 man hours to complete.

Three panels hang from the ceiling and aren't attached to a wall.

Those who worked on the piece of abstract art say it's a symbol of the growing arts community in Frederick.

"Frederick, like many other mid-sized American cities, has the same traditional artists, yet it's a sea of undiscovered talent and creativity, and that's what the Maryland Ensemble Theater is all about, and that's what we'd like to think of ourselves as being all about," Owens said. 

Owens says he'll get started on Frederick's fourth mural at the Banner School in about six to eight weeks.
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