PBS NewsHour features Mural Arts Artist in Residency at District Attorney’s Office

Sep 30, 2020 | Mural Arts Philadelphia

Mural Arts Philadelphia and Fair and Just Prosecution announced the public exhibition of the groundbreaking Artist-in-Residence program at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO) featuring the creations of artist James “Yaya” Hough. The 10-month residency culminated with works of public art that explore the human toll of incarceration and highlight the importance of creating alternatives to a punitive and incarceration-driven justice system. PBS NewsHour filmed a story in January 2019, but it never aired because of COVID. After the press event today, they finally aired the piece.

Philadelphia DA explores new role for arts in the criminal justice system

Mixing art with criminal justice has become increasingly common in the U.S. The work often tackles complex subjects of redemption and reform. Jeffrey Brown traveled to Philadelphia to explore a program that brought art to an unexpected part of the justice system: the office of the city’s top prosecutor.

Clients in the News...

Drag Queen Stella D’Oro featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

AIDS Fund’s GayBINGO with drag queen Stella D’Oro highlighted in the Philadelphia Inquirer

New York Times Sunday Front Page highlights Xylazine and Prevention Point Philadelphia

The New York Times spent time with Prevention Point Philadelphia to learn all about a veterinary tranquilizer called xylazine infiltrating the street drug supply.

Prevention Point Philadelphia Announces End of Year Data for WHYY

Prevention Point Philadelphia said it collected more used syringes than clean ones distributed in the past 12 months, highlighting the increasing drug consumption following the pandemic.

FDR Park Plan received endorsement of Philadelphia Inquirer’s Editorial Board

“The redesign of FDR Park is the kind of planning Philly should get behind” from the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Editorial Board.

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is a photographer’s dream

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Chip Fox captured gorgeous images of the 2023 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square.

Mural Arts Featured on The Kelly Clarkson Show

Mural Arts Philadelphia was featured as a Good Neighbor on The Kelly Clarkson Show with Executive Director Jane Golden and Color Me Back participant Norman Bonk.

Prevention Point Highlighted on NBC National News

NBC Now’s Zinhle Essamuah highlighted the work of harm reduction organization Prevention Point Philadelphia and their work to prevent overdoses.

Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Color Me Back Featured on WHYY

Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Color Me Back program was featured on WHYY, highlighting the impactful work of individuals experiencing economic insecurity.

CBS Mornings features Ed Bradley Historical Marker Unveiling

CBS Mornings features Ed Bradley Historical Marker

National CBS News features Mural Arts’ Color Me Back initiative

Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Color Me Back initiative featured on national CBS News.