Posts Tagged ‘Mural Arts Program’

Pending Destruction Of Zagar Mural Spurs Community Into Action

Pending Destruction Of Zagar Mural Spurs Community Into Action

February 25, 2016  |  Art & Design

Public artwork and real estate development collide with the demolition of the Society Hill Playhouse. Michael Bixler reports > more

Talking LOVE, Philly Style

Talking LOVE, Philly Style

October 6, 2015  |  History

One of Philadelphia's greatest contemporary writers, Beth Kephart changed the way we look at place and history in Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River. She's back with LOVE: A Philadelphia Affair, a memoir and meditation on this city. Nathaniel Popkin caught up with Kephart for a chance to talk about the ideas behind the book > more

Blazing A Trail To Venice Island With <em>Waterways</em>

Blazing A Trail To Venice Island With Waterways

May 18, 2015  |  Art & Design

In Manayunk, Venice Island's new facilities are something to behold. The performing arts building, green-roofed pump house, and outdoor amphitheater are just a few of the rec center's recent upgrades, though not everyone in the neighborhood knows about it. To help raise awareness, artist Eurhi Jones has collaborated with Mural Arts and the Philadelphia Water Department on a 10 block outdoor installation that literally guides you to the center's front door > more

Fine Tuning At Cunningham Piano Company

Fine Tuning At Cunningham Piano Company

September 10, 2014  |  Art & Design

The Mural Arts Program is giving the vintage exterior signs of Cunningham Piano Company in Germantown a little polishing up. Maria Gorshin has the story on the project and some background on this world-renowned local pearl > more

Mural Arts, Crossing The Tracks In Living Color

Mural Arts, Crossing The Tracks In Living Color

May 1, 2014  |  Uncategorized

With two weeks of work on Katharina Grosse's psychylustro set to begin today (weather permitting), the Mural Arts Program will brighten up five miles of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor with striking color. But what about the colors already there—the decades old graffiti? Brad Maule discusses conflicts and philosophies with the artist and Mural Arts' Jane Golden > more