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An aerial view of the mural painted on the basketball court in Poe Homes by artist Wendell “Supreme” Shannon, residents and volunteers.

An aerial view of the mural painted on the basketball court in Poe Homes by artist Wendell “Supreme” Shannon, residents and volunteers.

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Baltimore Artist’s Colorful Mural Transforms Poe Houses Basketball Court

A bright, freshly minted, attractive mural that promises to pump excitement into Poe Homes Apartment buildings in Baltimore has transformed the neighborhood basketball court. The project is the work of Baltimore artist Wendell “Supreme” Shannon, whose art career was inspired by the legendary Charm City artist, Larry Poncho Brown. Volunteers from Baltimore were joined by people from as far away as Atlanta, Charlotte, and New York and set to work. The result is a geometric abstract painting that includes several vibrant colors, which Shannon says is intended to promote positivity, energy and optimism