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)
Posted: January 29, 2014 under Inglis.
Tags: disabled, Inglis, Lauren DeBruicker, wheelchair
Franklin Square debuted a brand new seasonal attraction: Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show. CBS3 had a live weather report here showing off the new lights.
Posted: November 15, 2013 under Franklin Square.
Tags: Electrical Spectacle, Franklin Square, Historic Philadelphia Inc.
The Mural Arts Program restored the only remaining collaborative mural created by pop artist Keith Haring. Kathy Matheson and Matt Rourke from the Associated Press came out to cover the story.
The 1987 mural titled "We The Youth" by artist Keith Haring, seen Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Philadelphia, has gotten a makeover. The city’s Mural Arts Program has worked for months to restore the only collaborative public mural by Haring that is still intact and at its original site. Haring died of AIDS in 1990 at the age of 31. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Posted: October 31, 2013 under Mural Arts Program.
Tags: Keith Haring, Mural Arts Program, Point Breeze, Pop Art, South Philadelphia
The 27th Annual AIDS Walk Philly raised funds and awareness about HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia. NBC10 reported live from the event, see the video here.
Posted: October 21, 2013 under AIDS Fund.
Tags: AIDS Fund, AIDS Walk Philly, HIV/AIDS
Mural Arts Program and Michael Whittington
The Mural Arts Program does really amazing work in the Restorative Justice field, helping those in or coming out of the criminal justice system find a new path. The story of Michael Whittington is told here on CNN.
Posted: September 23, 2013 under Mural Arts Program.
Tags: mural, Mural Arts Program, peace, Philadelphia, Restorative Justice
The young life of Shirkey Warthen was honored with a mural in West Philadelphia, and featured on the cover of Metro. In a moving dedication, family and friends, as well as a nearby school gathered to commemorate a life gone too soon.
Michelle Puriefoy, Shirkey’s mother, speaks at the dedication of a new mural in honor of Shirkey Warthen, who was shot to death in Southwest Philadelphia on April 17, 2012. Credit: Charles Mostoller/METRO
Posted: September 18, 2013 under Mural Arts Program.
Tags: gun violence, Mural Arts Program, Shirkey Warthen
This week the Mural Arts Program announced details of the cool What We Sow project, including more about the 70×7 The Meal, act XXXIV culminating event on October 5. KYW Newsradio’s Cherri Gregg did a great job covering the piece, as did Peter Crimmins from WHYY.
(credit: Cherri Gregg)
Joe Volpe, whose Cescaphe Event Group is providing the catering for the Mural Arts event on Independence Mall, speaks at a press conference Wednesday. (Nathaniel Hamilton/for NewsWorks)
Posted: September 6, 2013 under Mural Arts Program.
Tags: 30th Anniversary, Cescaphe, Mural Arts Program, Orta, Vetri, What We Sow
In a charming ceremony with children feeding koi and launching origami boats into the pond, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden rededicated their beautifully restored garden. Steve Tawa from KYW Newsradio was one of several reporters to capture the event.
(Children launch origami boats and feed the koi in the pond of the Japanese House and Garden. Credit: Steve Tawa)
Posted: August 16, 2013 under Japanese House and Garden.
Tags: Fairmount Park, Garden, Japanese House and Garden, restoration, Shofuso
Mural Arts Program featured on The Today Show
The Today Show featured a gorgeous, moving piece today about the Mural Arts Program and their work with youth in their Art Education program. Reporter Craig Melvin and Producer Michele Leone did a beautiful job capturing the story of important work of Mural Arts for a national audience.
Posted: June 13, 2013 under Mural Arts Program.
Tags: Art Education, at-risk youth, Mural Arts Program, Today Show
Philadelphia, the ‘city of murals’ by Agence France Presse
Martin de Montvalon and Guillaume Meyer of Agence France Presse came and spent a full day shooting and interviewing leaders, artists, and youth involved in the Mural Arts Program. This is the fantastic video they created. Or read the article here that was picked up all over the world in multiple languages.
Posted: June 6, 2013 under Mural Arts Program.
Tags: Agence France Presse, Mural Arts Program, mural preservation