Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sally Wern Comport's “Shaping a City”
Annapolis Charter 300 1708-2008
Sally Wern Comport's two dimensional artwork "Shaping a City" on the Newman Park fence celebrates the foundation of our city: the working class, its farmers, its watermen, factory workers, carpenters, other highly skilled tradesmen, and suppliers of goods and services who helped build Annapolis and the Naval Academy and fostered the city's vital role in our country's development. City planners and the developers provided incentives or all of the working classes to own property, ultimately providing homes and emancipation to many African American citizens. Take a short walk across the street to the seasonal farmers market or over to bridge to Eastport, a neighborhood rich in maritime history. Visit the boatyards, the Maritime Museum, the Barge House and a vibrant community still retaining its own special identity.
Partially Funded by a Grant from the
Art in Public Places Commission
Sally Wern Comport's dynamic art has been commissioned by some of the most recognized publishing, advertising, institutional and private clients around the globe. She established Art at Large Inc. to produce large scale original works for interior and exterior wall spaces. In addition, Comport is the curator for the current ARTWALK public art exhibits. Her illustration portfolio is represented worldwide
City-wide Annapolis Public Art Exhibition locations:
1 Harbormaster City Dock
2 USNA Craig St. Gate
3 Newman Park
4 Donlan's Parking Lot
5 Attman Glazer Building
6 Severn Bank Building
Erected 2007 by the City of Annapolis. (Marker Number 3.)
Location. 38° 58.574′ N, 76° 29.205′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Compromise Street north of Newman Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. On the grounds of Newman Street Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Newman Street, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leonard A. Blackshear Walk (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beyond the Bridge (about 400 feet away); Annapolis Depicted (about 500 feet away); Sy Mohr's City Dock Harbormaster Collage (about 500 feet away); Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Under the Title of the Immaculate Conception (about 500 feet away); Watermen and Working Harbor (about 500 feet away); Roger W. Moyer (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Additional keywords. On the grounds of Newman Park
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Closeup of artwork. • Can you help?