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King Britt partners with Joshua Mays and students from Mural Arts Philadelphia for Youth Monument to the Future event

King Britt | photo by Jon Kaufman | via facebook.com/KingBritt

This year, the Mural Arts Program’s Monument Lab project has pondered the question: what is an appropriate monument for the City of Philadelphia in 2017? This idea has been explored in various installations and workshops across the city, and over the summer, DJ and multimedia artist King Britt and visual artist Joshua Mays worked with students from the Mural Art Philly’s Art Education Program to create a “monumental time portal” titled Dreams, Diaspora, and Destiny.

This interactive music and visual performance will piece together sound samples, student-designed banners and artwork in order to both honor the past, and look with hope upon the future. The event, Youth Monument to the Future, will be free and open to the public this Saturday the 14th at Malcolm X Park in West Philly. Continue reading →

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Mural Arts Philadelphia honors Frankie Avalon, Jerry Blavat and other South Philly bandstand musicians in new mural

South Philly Musicians Remix mural rendering | image by Eric Okdeh for Mural Arts Philadelphia | courtesy of Mural Arts
South Philly Musicians Remix mural rendering | image by Eric Okdeh for Mural Arts Philadelphia | courtesy of Mural Arts

Philadelphia’s contributions to the Bandstand era of American music will be memorialized in a new mural at Broad and Tasker streets. The unveiling of South Philly Musicians Remix, created by Mural Arts Philadelphia‘s Eric Okdeh, will take place on Saturday, October 15th with a few recognizable faces in attendance (and on the wall).

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