Artist James “Yaya” Hough poses for photographs during a news conference in Philadelphia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Hough, who was sent to prison for life as a 17-year-old, has been chosen for a Mural Arts Philadelphia residency and will design a public mural that addresses mass incarceration. He is among the “juvenile lifers” released since the U.S. Supreme Court banned mandatory life sentences for minors. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Mural Arts Philadelphia partners with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and Fair and Just Prosecution to create residency for ex-inmate artist. Artist James “Yaya” Hough will design public mural that condemns mass incarceration. Maryclaire Dale and photographer Matt Rouke from AP voice Hough’s story here.
CBS3 visits Mantua playground for Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins Mural Dedication with Mural Arts Philadelphia
Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation dedicate a mural inspired by Drexel’s Young Dragon Summer Camp. Campers and Jenkins helped paint beautiful mural at Mantua playground to inspire creativity in the neighborhood.
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AIDS Fund Philly’s 33rd Annual AIDS Walk brought thousands of people together and raised over $300,000 for the fight against AIDS. Molly Daly from KYW Newsradio covers the large community impact of the Philadelphia event.
Artists run through their building-sized nighttime video projections titled “Moon Viewing Platform (First Quarter Moon),” in The Cut, between 17 and 18th Streets, north of Callowhill Street October 1, 2019, one of the installation performances in advance of the weekend opening of “Site/Sound: Revealing the Rail Park.” Three core installations will take place in various locations along the path of the current and future Rail Park on three Saturdays in October. Photo by Tom Gralish/Inquirer Staff Photographer
Site/Sound:Revealing the Rail Park, a partnership of Mural Arts Philadelphia, Friends of the Rail Park, and American Composers Forum, was a highlight in the Philadelphia art scene in October. The Inquirer’s Shaun Brady and photographer Tom Gralish captured the essence of this unique project.
Woodford Mansion in Fairmount Park was built by William Coleman, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice, founder of University of Pennsylvania and the American Philosophical Society, and trusted confidant of Benjamin Franklin. Photo by Grace Dickinson/Inquirer Staff
CiderFest was Fairmount Park Conservancy’s one of a kind opportunity to explore Philadelphia’s rich history while drinking Pennsylvania-made cider. The Inquirer’s Grace Dickinson captured the beauty and history of the six historic mansions this September.
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Mural Arts Philadelphia has embarked on a groundbreaking new program putting economically insecure individuals to work creating public art with partners MHP, Scattergood Foundation, and Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health. Samantha Melamed of the Philadelphia Inquirer covered the story on the front page here.
Parks on Tap returns for 2019. The partnership of Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and FCM Hospitality kicked off in the Azalea Garden and was featured on 6abc.
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The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Franklin Square and the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Grace Dickenson gets behind the scenes to see how it all comes together. The cover story for the Do This Weekend Section is here.
Cari Feiler Bender was selected by the Philadelphia Public Relations Association to represent the field at the annual Philly Ad Club Women in Advertising event. Watch her remarks here.
Vittoria Woodill has fun with s’mores and more at the Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show.