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28th AIDS Walk Philly and CBS3

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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!

Fox News National features two-part series on Mural Arts Program

video imageReporter 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).

Barnes Foundation launches kids’ arts adventure app

The renowned Barnes Foundation launched a new App today, at a press event with students demonstrating the technology to media in attendance. Read Ian Bush’s story for KYW Newsradio, here.

(photo by Ian Bush)

Shepard Fairey creates mural with the Mural Arts Program in Philly

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Philly.com covered the dedication of a brand new Mural Arts Program mural by celebrated artist Shepard Fairey.

photo by Steve Weinik for the Mural Arts Program

Mural Arts hosts symposium on issues around mass incarceration

The Mural Arts Program hosted a regional symposium, “Beyond the Wall: A Symposium on Mass Incarceration," on April 15.  The symposium brought together different voices to examine issues from all sides.  It also focused on ways in which art can help inmates adjust to life after prison. Vernon Clark from The Philadelphia Inquirer attended the event.

John Wetzel (left), Pennsylvania secretary for Department of Corrections, Tony Heriza (center), filmmaker and moderator, and El Sawyer (right) filmmaker, participate in panel discussion during a gathering of criminal justice advocates, students, artists, former inmates and others at Community College of Philadelphia for "Beyond the Wall: A Symposium on Mass Incarceration" hosted by Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. ( TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer )

Mural Arts Program highlighted in Huffington Post

“Mural Arts is changing the way neglected or distressed neighborhoods see themselves, and the results are astronomically beneficial,” said Malerie Yolen-Cohen in the Huffington Post.

AIDS Fund Honors 17-Year-Old Twins

Natalie Pompilio profiles Keisha and Kevin Diggs, 17-year-old recipients of the Volunteer of the Year Award from AIDS Fund at this year’s Black-Tie GayBINGO event.  The twins have been volunteering since they were three years old. Here is the story from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Mom Terrie Hawkins (center) and twins Keisha Diggs, (left) and Kevin Diggs volunteering at GayBINGO. The 17-year-olds will be honored this weekend as "Volunteers of the Year" by the AIDS Fund for their years of service. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer)

Mural Arts at 30 on Fox29

The Mural Arts Program’s 30th Anniversary was featured on Fox29. The new book, Mural Arts @ 30, debuts on March 25 at the Free Library. Artist Diana Gonzalez was interviewed about her work with the program. 

Mural Arts Program announces new rowing mural project

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program announced a brand new mural project to reflect Philadelphia’s long history of rowing on the Schuylkill River, to be seen along the river. The Philadelphia Rowing Mural will consist of two murals, one on each side of the Schuylkill, facing each other under the Girard Avenue Bridge. The project was featured in a front page story in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The project was featured in a front page story in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Wayne Roberts works along with a room full of other artists to paint by number the mural sections that will eventually be placed under the Girard Avenue Bridge. The murals are the first to be installed in Philadelphia’s illustrious Fairmount Park. (MICHAEL BRYANT/Staff Photographer)

New board chair at Inglis featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Lauren DeBruicker, recently elected as the first wheelchair user to head the Inglis Board of Directors, was featured in a lovely profile in the Philadelphia Inquirer by Natalie Pompilio.

Lauren DeBruicker with Brian Woznicki, a resident of Inglis House who is using eye-tracking software to type on a computer. (Michael Bryant/Staff)