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Peter D. Tasi


Story Wall Design—Art and Graphics Help Tell the Story

Peter D. Tasi, exhibition designer for nearly 40 years, designed the graphics for the ten bronze, one-of-a-kind, plaques that comprise the Story Wall. A graduate of Pratt Institute in graphic, architectural and industrial design, Tasi designed U.S. government exhibitions locally and abroad. Later, with two partners in Washington, D.C. he produced the opening exhibit for the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, and first logo for the National Endowment for the Arts. After establishing his own studio in Annapolis, Maryland, Tasi designed numerous exhibitions for the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

His design approach to the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial’s Story Wall drew upon his work with the Eastport Historical Walking Tour and the Annapolis Gateway exhibition at City Dock. He serves as the director of exhibitions for the Annapolis Maritime Museum.

Artist Patricia Fisher assisted Peter Tasi in plaque design. McHold has been a sculptor and painter for over 30 years. Her masks in paper, clay and other media have been used in dance productions and stem from an interest in ritual and psychodrama. Her work has received awards in national and regional juried competitions and is in numerous corporate collections, including Baltimore Gas & Electric, Verizon Telephone, United Technologies, University of Maryland Medical Center, National Institutes of Health, and the White House Christmas Tree Archives.