By KAROLYN GEPHART
Photos by PAIGE PLAIA
A new mural is planned for Downtown Friendswood and both the concept and muralist were presented at the inaugural outdoor event, Farm & Vine: A Friendswood Harvest, held Nov. 3 at the Farm on Winding Way.
With approximately 100 attending, the event was a fundraiser to get a new mural sponsored by Friends of Downtown Friendswood. The first mural they sponsored is on a building that houses Sherwin Williams. The mural faces the Brown Museum on Skyview.
The new mural will be in the same building complex but on the other side facing Clearview.
Those attending the multicourse outdoor under-the-stars dinner and musical entertainment were introduced to muralist Adam Socie who will complete the mural. Socie worked on a design in collaboration with Friendswood Fine Arts Director Sara Peters. Peters is also on the FDFA board of directors.
The mural will represent the community of Friendswood’s strength and coming together through the difficulties of Hurricane Harvey. It also touches in a subtle way on the city’s new color scheme of orange and blue along with incorporating the new Friendswood symbol, the acorn.
Socie’s work can be seen in Stevenson Park where he has murals on display.
The outdoor fundraiser was an idea by Susan and Greg Asimakis who partnered with FDFA to plan the event. The date was moved from October to November due to rain.
The Farm on Winding Way is owned by Lee and Edwina Vidosh.
To see photos of the event, go to the FDFA website at www.friendsofdowntownfriendswood.org.