By Judy Curry
Curry’s Auto Service
I love making something out of nothing, and I love art. So when Curry’s Auto opens a new location, I’m totally in my element when the new site’s exterior walls are dull and drab.
I view these walls as simply canvases on which to create beautiful murals. Not only do the walls become transformed, but murals are one of the ways Curry’s Auto makes a connection with the surrounding community.
This is the second mural project we have finished in the last year, and it’s a great opportunity to connect with our neighbors through what is depicted in the mural.
Plus, everyone who drives by can appreciate the art. There is no reason that art needs to live inside a museum or gallery. A mural is art that can be appreciated by everyone.
Curry’s Auto Service created its first mural in 2011 at its Arlington, Va., location, which is adjacent to Barcroft Park.
And since Curry’s is a proud sponsor of Arlington Little League, it seemed only natural for us to feature images of kids at play in this mural project.
The local environment equally inspired the Gaithersburg, Md., mural. Designed by renowned DC mural artist Peter Krsko, this work of art features a large Ferris wheel (a nod to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds), as well as the city’s official flower: the peony.
I knew that it would be a creative challenge to incorporate these two elements into one mural, but our designer, Krsko, a partner in the firm Albus Cavus, found a way to do it beautifully.
In fact, the peony is notable in Gaithersburg, thanks to Edward P. Schwartz. In 1913, the successful realtor from DC bought what is now Gaithersburg City Hall and planted the “World Famous Schwartz Peony Garden,” complete with 40,000 blooms from 410 varieties of peonies.
I knew that it would be a creative challenge to incorporate these two elements into one mural, but Krsko, a partner in the firm Albus Cavus, found a way to do it beautifully.
The completion of the mural means discounts for customers
“It just wouldn’t be appropriate to not celebrate the completion of the mural,” says Curry, who is offering a special throughout the month of November.
About Judy Curry
Judy Curry, chief marketing officer for Curry’s Auto Service, has a Business Management degree from George Mason University.
When she and her husband Matt opened up the first shop in Chantilly in 1998, Judy was initially responsible for maintaining the books, paperwork, payroll, and a variety of other vital administrative functions needed to keep the business going. Now there are nine Curry’s Auto Service locations, soon to be 10 when the Leesburg shop opens in December.
Once the company grew, she took on all the marketing and advertising responsibility, a job she thoroughly enjoys. She is instrumental in creating a safe and comfortable repair shop environment for her female colleagues and friends. This effort, along with several Car Care and Driving clinics she conducts every year, got her recognized in 2009 by the Washington Business Journal as one of their “Women Who Mean Business” Awards.
Need more information about how to care for your car? Contact Judy at email@example.com.
For more information about Curry’s Auto Service, visit www.currysauto.com.