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Award-winning artist, Anat Ronen, recently created a two-dimensional, interactive Italian village street scene onsite in The Woodlands® at Creekside Park® Village Green, painted on the wall next to Crust Pizza Co. The Italian streetscape creates the illusion of being in Italy and ties in the Italian-food concept of Crust Pizza. Using latex as her medium, Ronen used a “trompe l’oeil” style, which means “fooling the eye”.

“Interactive murals are a way to inject some fun and interest into our developments, hopefully putting a smile on faces and a sense of wonder for our youngsters in the community,” said Jim Carman, Senior Vice President, Commercial Development for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We have loved working with Anat on murals in Bridgeland®, our sister community, and we are extremely excited to add this one within the Creekside Park Village Center.”

The new 2-D art mural is funded by The Woodlands Art Fund. Ronen was commissioned by The Howard Hughes Corporation to create two murals, using the ghosting technique, in Lakeland Village Center in Bridgeland.

Anat Ronen is an award-winning local urban artist who started her career from scratch with no formal art education. Ronen is known for her murals, street painting, event art and public art. She has won several awards including the Certificate of Congressional Recognition for the Selfie mural in 2016 and the Houston Mayor Proud Partner Award in 2015 and was a featured artist for the Texas Children’s Hospital/Periwinkle Making a Mark program in 2016.