CBS3’s Cherri Gregg produced a wonderful segment highlighting the pioneering work of Judith Porter who has been working with drug addicts for over 25 years to provide education and needle exchange to avoid getting HIV. CBS3 and KYW Newsradio spotlighted Judith’s work since she will be receiving the Favorite Straight Person of the Year Award at AIDS Fund’s Black-Tie GayBINGO on March 19. Watch the video here. Special thanks to Prevention Point for opening their doors to enable an important story to be told.
Posted: March 8, 2016 under AIDS Fund.
Tags: AIDS Fund, CBS3, Cherri Gregg, Gay Bingo, GayBINGO, Judith Porter, Prevention Point
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program created a project called “Open Source” which brought together 14 artists from around the world to create public art. The month-long outdoor exhibition and celebration was covered by Max Kutner for Newsweek.
The street artist MOMO has created a 22-story mural for "Open Source," a monthlong exhibition organized by the Mural Arts program in Philadelphia. STEVE WEINIK FOR THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA MURAL ARTS PROGRAM
Posted: October 22, 2015 under Mural Arts Program.
Tags: Jane Golden, Jesse Krimes, JR, MOMO, Mural Arts Program, Open Source, Pedro Alonzo, Swoon
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program created a beautiful new mural, “The Sacred Now,” in honor of the September visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia. Artist Cesar Viveros and some children presented Pope Francis with the final panel and he signed it, “Francis” to become a permanent part of the mural, created in partnership with the World Meeting of Families. CNN commentator Bruce Feiler talked about the mural during the live presentation.
photo by Bradley Maule for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Posted: September 28, 2015 under Mural Arts Program.
Tags: mural, Mural Arts Program, Pope Francis, World Meeting of Families
Natalie Pompilio from the Philadelphia Inquirer covered the new Future Storyteller program created by Historic Philadelphia, Inc. for the 10th Anniversary of their Once Upon A Nation program.
On the storytelling bench at the Betsy Ross house, Joanna Harris and "history maker" Meredith LaBoon who portrays Betsy Ross, exchange stories. ( ED HILLE / Staff Photographer )
Posted: August 5, 2015 under Historic Philadelphia Inc..
Tags: Betsy Ross House, Historic Philadelphia Inc., Once Upon A Nation
Artists from the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program worked with inmates at Graterford Prison and their children to create a mural that depicts the bond between father and child. 6abc featured the project on Father’s Day for their 6abc Loves the Arts segment.
Posted: June 21, 2015 under Mural Arts Program.
Tags: Ernel Martinez, F.A.C.T., Graterford, Mural Arts
WHYY’s Peter Crimmins visited with teenagers from the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance to hear the audio tours of museums created by teens for other teens and available for free. The youth gave inside tips on what they found interesting at several cultural institutions where STAMP members can visit for free.
Students who created audio tours (from left) Asia Kaiser, Academy of Natural Sciences; Asef Khurshan, The Barnes; and Sharon Shania, Eastern State Penitentiary, gather at The Barnes for a press event. (Emma Lee/WHYY)
Posted: May 21, 2015 under Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.
Tags: Barnes Foundation, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, STAMP
Rebuilding Together Philadelphia has renovated 100 homes in the Mantua neighborhood of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer featured a story about Delores Clark, the homeowner, and an additional story about the wonderful volunteers who make the work happen.
Adonis Hernandez, 18, (left), and Isaiah George, both of Mercy Vocational School, carry a new water heater into a home. (Michael Wirtz, Philadelphia Inquirer)
Posted: May 4, 2015 under Rebuilding Together Philadelphia.
Tags: Inquirer, Mantua, Rebuilding Together Philadelphia, volunteer
Check out this drop-dead gorgeous photograph of Mural Arts Program artist Ben Volta by Catherine Karnow and great short piece by Lauren McCutcheon in the upcoming issue of National Geographic Traveler. I love that Ben’s work integrating art into a math and science curriculum is being highlighted. Not to mention a GORGEOUS mural! Read the piece here.
Photograph by Catherine Karnow
Posted: November 20, 2014 under Mural Arts Program.
Tags: Ben Volta, Mantua, mural, Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia
The wonderful Syma Chowdhry from CBS3 spent all morning at the 28th Annual AIDS Walk/Run Philly 5K, and filed this terrific report. Thanks for all the support!
Posted: October 19, 2014 under AIDS Fund.
Tags: AIDS Fund, AIDS Run Philly, AIDS Walk Philly, Attic Youth Center, GALAEI
Reporter Kelly Wright visited the journey2home project at the Mural Arts Program and created a two-part series for national Fox News. View Part One here (which aired on September 6), and Part Two here (which aired on September 13).
Posted: September 15, 2014 under Mural Arts Program.
Tags: Fox News, homelessness, journey2home, Mural Arts Program, youth