Posts Tagged ‘murals’

Meta Muralist Blends Architecture With Public Art

Meta Muralist Blends Architecture With Public Art

April 4, 2017  |  Art & Design

Contributor Karen Chernick sits down with artist Michael Webb to discuss the process of mural making and his revolving theme of building-inspired public art > more

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

With Ice And Coal Building's Murals Gone, Is Italian Market Development Coming?

With Ice And Coal Building’s Murals Gone, Is Italian Market Development Coming?

January 26, 2015  |  Development

The community mural wall at 9th and Ellsworth is all but a gray-washed memory today. A barrier for the empty lot where the Ice And Coal building once stood, it stands a fine example of artists pitching it to tackle urban blight. Daniel Shurley takes us down to South 9th Street, where plans for a Business Improvement District, and possibly a new, creative life for the wall, are currently in the works > more

The New Life Of The Old Family Court (And Its Murals)

The New Life Of The Old Family Court (And Its Murals)

June 25, 2014  |  Art & Design

When the Family Court relocates to its new building on LOVE Park later this year, it will vacate the French-inspired structure on Logan Square it's called home for over 70 years. Max Ufberg digs in to see what will become of the New Deal-era murals, as well as a looming sculpture of a prominent judge, when the building is reborn as a luxury hotel > more

Wild Cards Of The City's Walls

Wild Cards Of The City’s Walls

October 28, 2013  |  Photography

Mural Arts may paint most of Philly's walls and get all the press, but there are plenty of murals created outside the system. Peter Woodall and Katrina Ohstrom survey the idiosyncratic field > more