The Orioles today unveiled the latest mural installation at Oriole Park at Camden Yards as part of the Birdland Murals series, powered by PNC Bank. The collaboration intends to highlight Baltimore’s vibrant arts community and allows Orioles fans to experience the incredible talents of several local artists.
The mural, located under the video board between the center field bleachers and Eutaw Street, was created by local graffiti writer ADAM STAB in collaboration with Open Walls Baltimore curator GAIA, along with artists JEFFREY EVERS, DAVE DIGGIAN, DAMIAN DiSANTIS, LEONARD BATEMAN, ANDREW FUNK, and JENNIFER WEIGHTMAN. It is comprised of two sets of walls. The ballpark side on the concrete behind the center field bleachers reads “Baltimore” and “Orioles Magic” and depicts baseball scenes with the Oriole Bird swinging a bat, playing catch, and cheering. The Eutaw Street side reads “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and depicts concessions-based ballpark scenes. The mural is located below the 2019 installation by RED SWAN WALLS.
Baltimore’s longest-active graffiti writer, Stab attended the Baltimore School for the Arts and has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in the visual arts as a graphic designer, painter, and muralist. He is credited with being part of an era of writers that have defined the “Baltimore handstyle.” Fans interested in seeing more of Stab’s work can follow him on Instagram at therealadamstab.
The Birdland Murals series began in 2019 and featured local female artists as part of the Orioles’ yearlong celebration of women’s equality and girls’ empowerment in honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in August 2020.
The first mural installation was completed by Baltimore native MEGAN LEWIS, a multi-disciplinary illustrator. The mural, located in Kids’ Corner, features a set of oversized bird wings over bold colors and geometric shapes. Known for her bold colors and wearable brand Blk Women Period, Lewis utilizes various mediums to create works of art that focus on stories that reflect a critical view of social, historical, and cultural issues all inspired by Blk Women images. Lewis has been and continues to be an active and well-regarded member of Baltimore’s thriving arts community. Her mural, “Lady Liberty Please Know Thy Self,” made international news when singer-songwriter Alicia Keys visited Baltimore for “Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America” presented by A&E Networks. Fans interested in seeing more of Lewis’ work can follow her on Instagram at urbanhipsta.
The second mural installation was created by RED SWAN WALLS, a women-owned, Baltimore-based mural studio run by HANNA MORAN and LINDY SWAN. The mural, located on the back of the center field scoreboard on the Budweiser Roof Deck, features a pair of Oriole birds. Moran, a Baltimore native, returned to the area after studying painting at Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Swan moved to Baltimore to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. Moran and Swan like to combine realistically rendered elements, such as oversized flora and fauna, with colorful and dynamic abstract patterns to design and paint bold, unique walls throughout the greater Baltimore and D.C. areas. Fans interested in seeing more of Red Swans’ work can follow them on Instagram at redswanwalls.
Fans are encouraged to share photos of themselves with the murals using the hashtag #BirdlandMurals. For more information about Birdland Murals powered by PNC Bank, please visit Orioles.com/Murals.