Marni Manning - Artist

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POW!WOW!DC International Mural Festival 2019

Marni was invited to participate in the 2019 Washington, DC chapter of POW!WOW! She and 16 other artists (8 local, 8 international) each created an original mural in the NOMA neighborhood. Marni's mural, measuring 12x50', is titled "Dead Ends," and represents the following: Marni's personal journey in setting boundaries and also pushing back against society's out-dated expectations of women. Marni's mural will be on display until the next festival in 2020, and is located on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, near the NOMA-Gallaudet U red line metro station. Click here for the list of 2019 sponsors

City Winery Washington, DC's Chalkboard Art

Marni was commissioned by local restaurant / music venue City Winery to design and draw illustrations that represented Washington DC. The Washington Monument, vines of ivy, a musical line from the song "The Bourgeois Blues" by Leadbelly, a woodthrush (DC's official bird), and the Washington DC flag adorn the backsplash of City Winery's wine-on-tap bar. Marni used chalkpens in various colors on black-painted wood to achieve this chalkboard art look. You can see her progress video here.

DC United + Heineken's Man of the Match

Marni was commissioned by Heineken to customize an electric guitar for DC United's "Man of the Match" in September 2018. Marni used spray paint, acrylics, and Sharpie marker to achieve an old-school, tattoo-inspired design, showcasing DC United's eagle emblem and Washington DC's official flag. Marni also added elements of her own style, like the "quilt" stars and the mountain.