Issuu on Google+

HowPhillyMoves pg.3

illuminating local nurses pg.8

pg.4

signs of the times in North Philly

Spring2010


A L E T T E R F RO M J A N E

a

Dear Friends,

s signs of spring begin to emerge after a long winter, we at Mural Arts are marking this time of newness and growth by embarking on projects that speak to the core of our mission and stress our commitment to innovation, to the transformation of both physical spaces and the lives of the people we serve, and to accessible arts education for our most creative, energetic, and vulnerable young people. We have several exciting new projects on the horizon that explore muralism in the 21st century. These projects include bold new works like our cover story, How Philly Moves, a large-scale public art project at the Philadelphia International Airport; The Evolving Face of Nursing, our homage to the nursing profession and the first mural to feature LED lighting; and Light Drift, a series of glowing orbs by internationally renown artist Meejin Yoon that will soon line the Schuylkill River. Mural Arts is going beyond the wall to create innovative artwork that we hope will challenge and inspire all Philadelphians and affirm our city’s place among the top tier of artistic cities. And in doing so, we discover ways to create democratic, inclusive, community-based art that pushes the boundaries of what mural-making can be. One program I am most excited about is The Guild, a workforce development program made possible with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice through the highly competitive Byrne grants. Through this program, we are providing temporary employment and useful job skills training to dozens of at-risk individuals who are on probation. We hope that through this program we can disrupt the cycle of crime as early and as firmly as possible, enable individuals to seize positive opportunities, and become a part of something inspiring and rewarding. We cannot thank the City of Philadelphia enough for entrusting Mural Arts with this grant. In particular, I would like to thank Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison for believing, not only in Mural Arts, but in second chances and the resilience of the human spirit. Photo by Steve Weinik

Behind the scenes, we recently completed a year-long strategic planning process to determine what steps we should take over the next five years to refine our programmatic focus while improving the quality of our work and ensuring the sustainability of our organization. We are all very excited about the new strategic plan that will serve as the guide of our work for years to come. We are also pleased to announce that this summer we will be launching a new interactive website that will allow visitors to experience Mural Arts and all that we do in a new and engaging way. On May 6th we will host our fifth annual Wall Ball. This year, we are thrilled to honor Ballard Spahr LLP for their contribution to the Philadelphia region and for their tremendous support of Mural Arts over the years. We will also present the Mayor’s Award to Liz Dow, president of LEADERSHIP Philadelphia and the first board chair of Mural Arts Advocates. Check www.muralarts.org for details about Wall Ball and other upcoming events. Lastly, I would also like to express publicly my gratitude to the City of Philadelphia Managing Director, Dr. Camille Barnett, and her chief of staff, Steve Kennebeck, for their extraordinary dedication and commitment to our city, and to Mural Arts. They will both be leaving at the end of June and will be missed. Thank you for your continued support of our work. We hope to see you soon. Best wishes,

Jackramsd Photo (C)

P.S. It is with great sadness that I mourn the passing of one of our beloved community leaders, Norman Ellis. Norman worked with us on our Holding Grandmothers Quilt project at 39th and Aspen Streets. Over the years, he worked tirelessly for his community of Mantua and was determined to change things for the better. He was inspired by Mural Arts and saw what can be achieved when you engage a community around the creation of beauty. His passing and the great spirit that unites all our stakeholders drives us forward. I believe, now more than ever, that when people make art for and with each other, change happens—and the force of life triumphs.

ale.com

Jane Golden Executive Director

t of Drain in fron d Richard an a tu lis El an M an in Norm Quilt ndmother’s Holding Gra


Design concept by JJ Tizou.

HowPhillyMoves a Images of dancing Philadelphians as represented in the above design concept, will adorn the façade of the parking garages at Philadelphia International Airport in June 2011

newly commissioned work by the Mural Arts Program will soon provide a visually stunning gateway for Philadelphia and capture a snapshot of the region’s artistry and movement. How Philly Moves, a nearly 50,000-square-foot mural incorporating the photographic work of and designed by artist Jacques-Jean “JJ” Tiziou, is scheduled for completion in June 2011. This ambitious mural will be painted on the airport’s parking decks facing I-95, and employ 35 artists and individuals involved with various Mural Arts Program workforce development and re-entry initiatives.

In the preliminary phase of production Tiziou brought together over 70 dancers to produce a series of photographs for the proposed design concept for How Philly Moves. In March an additional 104 dancers were photographed by Tiziou. A selection of these images will be incorporated into the final design of the mural. Both professional and amateur dancers, representing a spectrum of dance styles and traditions, were captured in the photos.

participate in a great public art project that welcomes people to the city of Philadelphia and captures the spirit of Philadelphians in a bold way.” Tiziou is a West Philadelphia-based photographer who specializes in portraiture and movement documentation. Tizou, who has “never encountered an un-photogenic person,” uses his work to celebrate the beautiful people around him who are working to make the world a better place. Other aspects of the How Philly Moves project include a documentary produced by The Big Picture Alliance, and a permanent exhibition inside the airport’s public space which will provide the context of the project as a whole. How Philly Moves is funded by the Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia Parking Authority, Bank of America, and US Airways. Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Public Utilities, Rina Cutler, presents the parking garages for the How Philly Moves project

How Philly Moves will celebrate Philadelphia and welcome guests from all over the world, providing visitors with a first taste of the liveliness that awaits them in the City of Brotherly Love. Across the top decks of the airport parking garages, a diverse range of luminous dancing figures will swirl, unified in a rich field of black. From I-95, at 60 miles per hour, the energy of their movements will be unmistakable. This project, under the leadership of Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Public Utilities, Rina Cutler, is part of a new initiative by the Mural Arts Program to create memorable gateways into the city. This gateway initiative was originally envisioned by the newly formed Mural Arts Program Advisory Board led by John Westrum and Nicole Cashman. “I was stuck in traffic on I-95 near the airport one day and took a look at the parking garages,” Cutler recalls. “It occurred to me that this was a perfect canvas for a gateway to the city project, so I called Jane Golden to discuss a collaboration. I am excited to

Photo by Kevin Slattery

3


I N N O V A T I O N redefining muralism in the 21st century

A Glowing Tribute

Design concept by Meg Saligman.

t

Design for The Evolving Face of Nursing by Meg Saligman

o celebrate nurses and commemorate their contributions, the Mural Arts Program has commissioned nationally-renowned muralist Meg Saligman to design an innovative masterpiece that changes the way we look at public art and the nursing profession.

Replacing the A Tribute to Nursing mural at the intersection of Broad and Vine Streets, the new mural­—The Evolving Face of Nursing­—will incorporate LED lights in a way unlike any other piece of public art that has been created in Philadelphia. The mural will be one image by day, and a different one by night under the glow of the lights. The project is designed to honor the invaluable role of nurses by incorporating their stories of healing and hope into a transformative work of art that will be seen each day by tens of thousands of individuals as they travel past this busy intersection and through the city. Saligman has researched and interviewed practicing nurses throughout the region. The mural will represent a diverse range of nurses from students and directors, to home care and visiting nurses.

studio. Installation of the painted cloth and the LED lights will begin in April 2010. The project will be dedicated in October 2010 during Mural Arts Month. The Evolving Face of Nursing Mural is made possible thanks to the generosity and leadership of the Independence Foundation, its president, Susan Sherman, and its board. Generous support is also provided by Bayada Nurses, The Connelly Foundation, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, GlaxoSmithKline, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Hahnemann University Hospital, Independence Foundation, Jefferson University, LaSalle University, Neumann University, NewCourtland Elder Services, The Philadelphia Foundation, Seymour S. Preston III, Siemens USA, Tasty Baking Company, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Villanova University College of Nursing, Virtua, Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia, and the William Penn Foundation. The in-kind partners on the project are Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Local 98, Wm. Proud Masonry Restoration Company, Inc., Hunter Roberts Construction Group, E-Z Park, Inc., MacIntosh Engineering, Rumsey Electric and Wm. Aungst & Sons, Inc. Muralist Meg Saligman hard at work in her studio on the Evolving Face of Nursing

Over the winter and spring of 2010, Saligman has been working on the design, and the mural is being painted on sections of cloth in the artist’s

Photo by Sue Spolan

The 6,500-square-foot mural will integrate the portraits and words alongside historical nursing imagery and modern medical symbols. Enhancing the magnificent design, the previously unexplored relationship between paint and LED light will generate remarkable effects. The elegant imagery will be lit with lights that will change color throughout the night. The portraits will transform on the wall, glowing and shifting in color to draw in passing viewers.


t

Journeys South

his October, Mural Arts moves off the wall and onto the streets with Journeys South, four multimedia projects interpreting the immigrant histories of South Philadelphia. Journeys South brings our signature community-based approach with muralmaking to the media of photography, video, performance, poetry and art installations, creating innovative public art that explores new artistic territory for Mural Arts. With the Historical Society of Pennsylvania as a partner and a diverse committee of community-based professionals as advisors, Journeys South asked artists to spend months delving into the life and times of South Philadelphia through historical research and ethnographic-style field work. By searching the archives at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, conducting oral histories with neighborhood residents, and immersing themselves in South Philly’s community life, the artists developed a unique inspiration for their projects. Starting this summer, the Journeys South process of historical and community research can be explored by the public on PhilaPlace.org, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s interactive website documenting the neighborhood history of Philadelphia. One of the four Journeys South projects features the work of photographer R. A. Friedman. With Identity Remains, Friedman will use vintage photographic techniques to create portraits of South Philadelphia residents that evoke their personal histories and the history of their neighborhoods. Collaged together with archival photographs, viewers will experience a “movie” of these images in an old-fashioned low-tech way: by turning the crank on a kinetoscope, a flip-book-style motion picture device invented in 1894. The kinetoscope will be housed in a self-contained kiosk and will travel to different street corners and public spaces in South Philadelphia throughout October, November and December 2010. Check www.muralarts.org in the fall for a schedule of the kinetoscope’s appearances, as well as for updates on other Journeys South exhibits, performances, and events. This project has been funded by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, through the Heritage Philadelphia Program.

j

oin us on the Schuylkill River banks this fall at the opening of Light Drift—our first-ever interactive public art installation. Light Drift, designed by renowned artist Meejin Yoon, will be constructed out of colored orbs made out of plastic lighting elements, lining the waterfront and sprinkled on the surface of the river. The orbs on land will double as a seating area and as each orb is engaged it will change color and create a ripple effect in the orbs on the water. Viewers can interact with the orbs, creating intersections of linear patterns on the water and transforming the river into a flickering constellation of colored lights. The orbs in the water become an index of activities on land, visible from multiple vantage points along the river. As a second project in the Mural Arts Program’s gateway initiative, Light Drift will create a temporary, glittering spectacle along the banks of the Schuylkill River. This installation will only be on display this fall for a limited time.

LightDrift

Stay tuned to www.muralarts.org for more information! This project is funded by a generous grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Design concept for Light Drift by Meejin Yoon coming this fall to the Schulykill Banks

5


T R A N S F O R M A T I using the power of art to transform communities and lives

Lighting the Way

t

Design concept for Finding Home by Josh Sarantitis

he Porch Light Initiative unites artists with behavioral health service providers and individuals struggling with drug addiction, homelessness, developmental disabilities or mental illness to create powerful works of art that transform spaces and reduce stigma. This summer, two Porch Light Initiative projects, Personal Renaissance and Finding Home, will be completed while two more projects are underway that focus respectively on faithbased service providers and individuals with developmental disabilities. To create Personal Renaissance, which illustrates the path to recovery from drug addiction, Mural Arts has partnered with JEVS Human Services and individuals in recovery from drug addiction. For over a year, muralist James Burns has worked with the enthusiastic group at JEVS who helped brainstorm about and paint the mural. “One woman felt like she had lost her ability to express herself,” says Burns, “but now feels revitalized after being able to paint and speak about her experience.” The mural will be dedicated this June. The Finding Home project was created at shelters and cafes throughout the city in partnership with homeless individuals. A collaboration between artists Kathryn Pannepacker and Josh Saranatitis, Finding Home incorporates fabric art, as portions of the mural were painted on woven cloth. The project will be completed and dedicated in summer 2010. The Porch Light Initiative is made possible through support and partnership with the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services. We are very grateful to the department’s Director, Dr. Arthur Evans, who sees our work as an “alternative therapeutic model.” The Scatttergood Foundation provided additional support for the Personal Renaissance project. The Hummingbird Foundation provided additional support for the Finding Home project. Panels of Personal Renaissance viewed from above laid out in the JEVS parking lot prior to installation

Photo by James Burns


O N

Spotlight on Re-Entry

w

hen Tjai Abdullah first learned to draw and paint, she was incarcerated at the Riverside Correctional Facility in 2004. With support from the Philadelphia Prison System and Commissioner Louis Giorla and the Prison Board, the Mural Arts Program enlisted Muralist Ann Northrup to teach a course on art-making to Tjai and a group of other women. Upon completing their coursework, the group helped paint the Going Home mural which speaks to their hopes for returning to their communities and now adorns the exterior of the Riverside Correctional Facility. Six years later, Tjai has worked on eight mural projects, developed a portfolio, and is studying to become a lead muralist and teaching artist. Of her coursework at Riverside Correctional Facility, Tjai notes, “It introduced me to art as a practice and provided a different outlet from what I was used to. It was an opportunity for us to make a positive impact in the community. Ann Northrup taught me how to draw, how to paint, how to… everything!” After Tjai was released from prison she was contacted by the Mural Arts Program about joining our re-entry program which helps ease the transition for former inmates returning to the workforce and provides an alternative to recommitting crimes. “It was like a great adventure,” says Tjai, “I love it because I believe in it. I once heard Jane Golden say, ‘Mural Arts is not my job—it is my moral imperative.’ When you are part of a larger vision, it’s different than a boss telling you that you did a good job.”

Photo by Vanessa Mortillo

While Tjai continues to study to become a muralist and art teacher, she also continues to work on murals throughout Philadelphia and aspires to be a mural tour guide. “Mural Arts is a reminder that you have the ability to do something positive. I often say that you need to have the blinders on in your neighborhood and in the neighborhoods that we work in to stay out of trouble. But Mural Arts allows you to leave the blinders off, and to just choose not to be a part of it. I really believe in this—Mural Arts believes in change and transformation and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Tjai at work painting a mural panel at the Mural Arts Program’s studios

TheGuild

t

his year, Mural Arts has been making a difference by working with an extremely vulnerable population of young adults who are currently on probation through The Guild, a new workforce development program. Initiated in December 2009, The Guild puts at-risk individuals to work for nine months on public art projects in the service of communities. Through a newly established three-year partnership with the Youth Violence Reduction Partnership, Mural Arts is offering this unique temporary work opportunity for up to 40 youth (ages 19–24). The program is designed to build practical job and life skills—including wall repair and exterior painting, landscaping and lot clean-up, mural design and creation, and entrepreneurial craftsmanship—that will be useful as program participants seek a path to long-term employment. Thus far, The Guild has been hard at work renovating a new workshop called the Guild House at 211 South 52nd Street in West Philadelphia that will function as the primary studio space for their major projects. This spring, The Guild will be participating in a woodworking workshop, learning carpentry skills and creating benches and a pergola that will be used for the garden space adjacent to the Personal Renaissance mural. In addition they will work with artists on several other large-scale projects painting, preparing walls, and landscaping.

Photo by Robyn Buseman

At work in the Guild House

After a mere three months, Mural Arts is already beginning to see the impact of this important work and class attendance for Guild participants is near 100 percent. Markus Scott, a member of The Guild notes, “Before this, I never felt anything that I really wanted to do. I’ve had a very good experience. I like coming to work. There are always new things to do and it helps me stay out of trouble.” The Guild is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice through the competitive Byrne grants.

7


E D U C A T I O N

TheWallReMixed

inspiring kids to think creatively and create fearlessly

Photo by Steve Weinik

s

Webb’s Department Store received a free billboard designed by Carl Pope, Maria Hulick, and students in the ArtWorks! program

tudents from our ArtWorks! program teamed up with artists Carl Pope, Maria Hulick, and Homer Jackson to create The Wall Remixed, a series of colorful billboards that raise awareness about small businesses and community organizations in their own backyard. Pope and Jackson empowered local youth to act as historians and public storytellers to exhibit their personal experiences as well as portray the history of this culturally-rich North Philadelphia neighborhood. The project focuses on the challenges that small family businesses along the North Broad Street corridor face in this era of rising development and economic changes. The goal is to raise awareness of the thriving neighborhood and business center in North Central Philadelphia in addition to the social and health services that are available in the community. Pope spent several weeks becoming familiar with the small business owners to see if they would be interested in working with youth and offering them an opportunity to advertise their businesses through the project.

through The Wall Remixed were on display through the month of March near North Broad Street from Roosevelt Boulevard to Spring Garden Street, with the bulk between Girard and Wyoming Streets. The billboards consist of designs by students, Pope, and Hulick with input from the local business owners, and each one promoted a specific business involved in the project. An exhibition of The Wall Remixed artwork including a wall-sized map illustrating billboard locations is on display at the Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center through April 23, 2010. The exhibition is part of Philagrafika 2010, a city-wide exposition celebrating the role of print in contemporary artistic practice. The ArtWorks! program is made possible by the City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

Original artwork by students was used as design elements for the Philadelphia Doll Museum Billboard

Jackson and Pope worked with students to teach them about storytelling through images and the significance of outdoor advertising in their neighborhood, illustrating how billboards and posters can be effective in creating positive change. In partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor, who donated billboard space to the project, the 25 billboards created Photo by Steve Weinik


T

b

H

E

O N

ig Picture and Mural Corps students are stretching their creativity to the limit with the Spoken Word Project, a series of seven vibrant small-scale murals that tell their stories and promote literacy through spoken word poetry and artwork. The Spoken Word Project is designed to build a safe space for youth to feel comfortable writing and reading aloud regardless of their skill level, explore their creativity and identity through spoken word poetry, and build confidence as they learn to perform their original works. During a series of workshops with professional poets, students are being asked to examine what inspires them in their lives, and to create poetry that exemplifies this idea. Through these workshops students will strengthen their reading and writing skills, and prepare for several performances of their poetry in front of a live audience.

W R

T

H

I

E

T

I

W A

N G

L

L

Photo by Brad Carney

Students are also working with a muralist to transform their poems into a mural, employing graphic design and typography techniques to illustrate their words. During their art-making Mural Corps student Daniel Montgomery performs his original spoken word poetry in front of his peers sessions, they will learn text-based artwork techniques such as stamping, mono-printing, and photographing magnetic text. The murals, designed from their artwork, will serve as a visual representation of the voices and inspiration of youth. The murals will be completed this summer, and original spoken word poetry will be performed at each mural dedication. Mural Corps and Big Picture are made possible through the support of ACE INA, Anonymous, the Christopher Ludwick Foundation, the City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services, Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Foundations Inc., the Lincoln Financial Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Philadelphia Youth Network, the PTS Foundation, the Shelia Fortune Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, the TD Foundation, Verizon, and the William Penn Foundation.

Lunch Outside theBox

y

ou might be in for an unexpected visual treat the next time you go out to lunch. While Philadelphians were enduring particularly harsh winter months, artist Shira Walinsky was hard at work on designs for a series of graphic vinyl wraps that have enhanced the visibility of four lunch trucks located in different Philadelphia neighborhoods. Walinsky and ArtWorks! students conducted interviews with the truck owners, gathering material that would be integrated into the mural designs. The resulting imagery that now beautifully colors each truck offers a window into the history of that lunch truck, an introduction to the foods, patterns, and colors that reflect the culture of the featured truck’s cuisine, and the families and friends who have owned and operated these businesses for years. To date, four trucks have been transformed by the project: Honest Tom’s, a Tex Mex lunch truck located at the southeast corner of 33rd and Arch Streets; KOJA, a lunch truck specializing in Korean and Japanese cuisine, located at the corner of 38th and Walnut Streets; Rami’s, a beloved middle eastern lunch truck that hugs the edge of the UPenn campus at 40th and The Candy Truck design tells the story of owner Aaron Carter’s family who moved to Philadelphia from North Carolina

Photo by Sherman Fleming

Photo by Emily Squires

Rami’s Luncheonette incorporates imagery from the Lebanese flag to tell the story of the truck

Locust Streets; and the Candy Truck, which specializes in candy and mixed nuts and rests at the southwest corner of Broad and Spring Garden Streets. A fifth lunch truck—an Indonesian lunch truck at 31st and Market Streets— is set to be wrapped this spring, to coincide with a formal unveiling and dedication event for all of the trucks. For this project, ArtWorks! students learned the processes of audio and digital recording, designing vinyl applique, and gained hands-on experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software programs. The students were also visited by Urban Nutrition Initiative, a nonprofit organization that promotes community nutrition. They were encouraged to learn about the various cuisines and their origins through workshops supplemented by food tastings. The ArtWorks! program is made possible by the City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

9


G E T

I N V O L V E D

com i soong Official Mural Tours Expand for 2010 Season! When it comes to unique and fun Philadelphia experiences, there are few options as original and memorable as a Mural Tour. The Mural Arts Program’s official tour program offers behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn about the rich stories behind the murals, all led by trained and experienced guides. And in 2010, there are more opportunities than ever before to explore the “City of Murals.” Mural Tours are perfect for friends and relatives, group outings, and employee incentives! Advance reservations are suggested, so purchase your Mural Tour tickets today at www.muralarts.org/tours or call 800-537-7676. To book a private or group Mural Tour, call 215-685-0754. All tour proceeds benefit the Mural Arts Program.

Trolley Tours

NEW!

Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – Noon, April – November Wednesdays, 10 am – Noon, May – October Depart from the Independence Visitor Center, 6th & Market Streets Tickets: $25 adult, $23 senior, $15 children (3-10)

Guided Walking Tours Daily, 11:30 am – 1 pm, May to November Depart from the Independence Visitor Center, 6th & Market Streets Tickets: $17 per person

Love Letter Mural Tours

NEW!

Every Saturday, 10 – 11:30 am, year round Depart from LOVE Park Visitors Center, 16th Street and JFK Boulevard Tickets: $17 per person (includes SEPTA train token)

Guided Bicycle Tours Second Saturday of the month, 10 am – Noon, May to November Depart from Lloyd Hall, Kelly Drive and Water Works Drive Tickets: $17 per person

n!

How many times have you walked by one of Philadelphia’s murals and wondered who painted it and how? Have you ever been curious about the theme or meaning of a mural? Through an exciting new initiative, the Mural Mile, you will soon be able to explore the stories behind some of Philadelphia’s world-famous murals. The Mural Mile represents a group of 17 murals located in Center City that demonstrate the diversity of styles and subject matter that make our collection of over 3,000 murals so dynamic. In June, a downloadable podcast will be available on our website, www.muralarts.org/muralmile, that will lead you on a walking tour of the Mural Mile, introducing you to the muralists, community members and other Philadelphia voices that bring each mural to life. The audio tour will lead you from 7th and Chestnut Streets to 6th and South Streets, from commercial districts to residential blocks, while exploring the compelling stories behind the walls. If podcasts aren’t for you, you will also be able to a call a phone number from your cell phone to access the free audio narratives about each mural at each mural site. To celebrate the launch of the Mural Mile, through June and July we will be hosting mural-related events, including “Meet the Muralist” days, special performances, guest speakers, happy hours and other fun-filled occasions. We will also be offering guided walking tours of the Mural Mile, leaving daily from the Independence Visitors Center. The Mural Mile is presented by PNC Arts Alive with support from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.


Photo

ery

n Slatt

by Kevi

n ct rain, a Love T r proje st the e Lette o v h o L to d up ne w d o re n a e e re team g e of th guide erienc in tour ur exp ra to T y e a v The Lo Valentines D ive exclus

Photo by Kevin

Photo by Steve

Weinik

Jane Golden and Ann Marie Ambrose, Com City of Philade missioner of lphia Departm the ent of Human her pair of cu Services, pose stom shoes de with signed by Big Picture studen ts

Slattery

First Lady Lis a Nutter and Mayor Micha the love at th el Nutter we e Love Train re feeling reception at SEPTA head quarters

Photo by

nik

Steve Wei

-made e custom ws off th o ject sh ro t p n e le o ture stud e Art & S A Big Pic ted for th a e cr e sh sneakers

Photo

man

yn Buse

by Rob

ses addres ated afety, S cre c s li b rk o Pu n of w or for ty May bers exhibitio u p e D n, um Gilliso r by N ram e Colo e prog Everett d at th rative Justic w ro c to s the e R h our throug

Photo by Mayor M Steve Wei ichael N nik utter po rally, wh se s ere stud with Big e Picture yo nts marc sneakers hed to c uth at th carrying ity hall to e Art & S their me show off ole ssages o their han f positive d-painte change d

11


The Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center at the Thomas Eakins House 1727-29 Mt. Vernon Street Philadelphia, PA 19130

muralarts.org muralfarm.org Support the Mural Arts Program through the United Way! Donor Choice #12472

Presented by:

Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 6pm – 9:30pm Loews Philadelphia Hotel 1200 Market Street This year, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program will honor Ballard Spahr LLP for their contribution to the Philadelphia region and for their tremendous support of Mural Arts over the years. Mural Arts will also present the Mayor’s Award to Liz Dow, president of LEADERSHIP Philadelphia and first board chair of the Mural Arts Advocates for her outstanding work mobilizing and connecting the talent of the private sector to serve the local community.

For event information or to purchase tickets, call 215-888-9116 or visit www.muralarts.org

• Joe and Jane Goldblum Silver Sponsors:

• Susanna Lachs and Dean Adler

Bronze Sponsors:

• • • • •

Zach Oppenheimer and family Linda DeJure David and Margaret Langfitt Karen and Herb Lotman Mr. and Mrs. Robert A Fox

Public Relations Sponsor:


Mural Arts 2010 Newsletter