mural arts

Officials unveiled a new mural in Septa's suburban station Tuesday, but the artwork was only part of the story. The mural is the product of a program to reduce panhandling by providing low barrier jobs that offer same-day pay.
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Pat Loeb
July 30, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In April, Mural Arts Philadelphia began offering 10 jobs a day to any takers with payment made at the end of that day's shift. So many people lined up they had to use a lottery system to award the jobs. On Tuesday, many of those employed by the program joined the city...
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Artist Faith 47
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Paul Kurtz
April 12, 2019 - 3:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mural Arts Philadelphia has commissioned an internationally acclaimed artist to create a masterpiece in West Philadelphia. Her street art can be found in cities all over the world, and come September Faith 47 will add Philadelphia to the map. The Cape Town, South...
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A contingent of Philadelphians want to replace the Frank Rizzo mural in South Philly with an image of Gritty, the fiery new Philadelphia Flyers mascot.
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Eric Walter
October 04, 2018 - 3:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A contingent of Philadelphians want to replace the Frank Rizzo mural in South Philly with an image of Gritty, the fiery new Philadelphia Flyers mascot. An online petition looked all but certain to meet or exceed its goal of 2,500 signatures Thursday afternoon. The...
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"Dreams, Diaspora and Destiny" mural
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Justin Udo
October 01, 2018 - 6:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Barnes on the Block is back again, this year with food trucks, dancing, a beer garden, plus a new visual art experience by Mural Arts Philadelphia. Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday at 20th and Callowhill streets, the pay-as-you-go block party from 4 to 8...
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Students from The Haverford School, like 17-year-old Garrett Johnson, helped paint the AR mural, along with others from Mastery Shoemaker Charter School.
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John McDevitt
September 27, 2018 - 8:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mural Arts Philadelphia is hosting 31 free events in October to celebrate the power of art. One in particular will center around Philadelphia's first augmented reality (AR) mural. The mural, called "Dreams, Diaspora and Destiny," created by artist Joshua Mays and DJ...
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Located at 20th and Tasker streets sat a mural that listed the names of children lost to violence.
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Cherri Gregg
August 12, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A recent dust-up over the destruction of a beloved mural in South Philadelphia highlights a growing problem: How do you preserve public art that stands in the way of development? Located at 20th and Tasker streets sat a mural that listed the names of children lost to...
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Statue of Frank Rizzo
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Mike DeNardo
August 10, 2018 - 7:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last November, after criticism by some who saw the statue of Frank Rizzo, in front of the Municipal Services Building, as a monument to racist police actions, Mayor Jim Kenney said the statue of the former mayor would be moved. But it looks like any relocation will...
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Chilean artist Ian Pierce (third from left) and his crew worked in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia to conceive and create the "Families Belong Together" mural, displayed as a protest to the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy.
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Shara Dae Howard
July 16, 2018 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A North Philadelphia community is the home of a new mural along North Front Street, which creators say is meant to send a message to President Donald Trump. Within three weeks, Chilean artist Ian Pierce and his crew worked in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia...
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Local artists Brad Carney (left) and Melissa Mandel (right), along with student volunteers, paint a smaller version of the mural before they will paint the pedestrian and vehicular tunnels along Fifth Street under the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
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Shara Dae Howard
July 09, 2018 - 5:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Benjamin Franklin Bridge is getting a makeover — but you have to go underground to see it. Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Delaware River Port Authority have partnered together to create murals along Fifth Street in the pedestrian and vehicular tunnels . Local...
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