Fox29’s Hank Flynn took a look at an older mural project, and a new one as well, as he examines “Love Letter” and “Sanctuary” by Mural Arts Philadelphia. Terrific projects by Steve ESPO Powers and James Burns.
Mural Arts gets the spotlight on the huge national show, CBS Sunday Morning. Reporter Anthony Mason and Producer Sari Aviv spent multiple days over six weeks shooting the story and meeting people who work with this renowned public art program.
The pop-up park on the Parkway, The Oval, returns for summer 2016 created by the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation with help from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. CBS3’s Jan Carabeo previewed the project on opening day.
The launch of the Google Trekker project in Fairmount Park Belmont Plateau May 16, 2016
Philadelphia Magazine highlighted the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation partnering on capturing Philadelphia’s trails and parks with the Google Trekker, on loan from Google.
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.
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
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