A few weeks ago, Barra Foundation President Kristina (Tina) Wahl sat down with me to discuss what piqued the Foundation’s interest in Open Source. Read on for Tina’s take on innovation, art, and the trending currents happening in and around Philadelphia.
Carly: Tell me a little bit about the Barra Foundation.
If you spend any time at all tuned into street art in Philadelphia, then you know Joe Boruchow. His black and white wheatpastes are unmistakable. While the work isn’t sanctioned, his public compositions on mailboxes, big belly trash cans and other 2d surfaces are so thoughtful in placement and clean in design, that they’re often mistaken for legal artwork.
by Kario Oriolo
“We had to find a way.”
Those were the words of Jane Golden, Mural Arts’ Executive Director, when the federal government shutdown threatened the viability of 70 x 7 The Meal, act XXXIV, originally slated to be held on Independence Mall.
Love is in the Air: The Love Train Tour
By Latanya Vicks
“Graffiti Boy meets girl. Girl has their child. Boy gets in some trouble and goes away. Boy returns only to find girl won’t take him back unless he gets his act together. Boy shapes up and leaves her love notes along her daily commute…Girl takes him back!” – A Love Letter For You (film) by Joey Garfield
What happens when you combine 3D printing artists? Watch the video above to see something you probably weren't expecting to see. This is the kind of stuff that gives us ideas...
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