Ernel Martinez came to Philadelphia twelve years ago as a student at the University of Pennsylvania. There, he took a class with Jane Golden, Executive Director of the Mural Arts Program. Since then, Martinez has featured prominently in Mural Arts’ body of work, having worked as a lead or assistant artist in close to 30 projects across Philadelphia. His latest, ASpire: No Limits will be dedicated Saturday November 8.
You’ve worked with Mural Arts for more than a decade. What are some of the projects that are closest to you?
On November 1st, we'll be concluding this year's Mural Arts Month with perhaps our biggest mural dedication of the season. ASpire is a mural and community outreach program inspired by and honoring the work of Shawn L. White, Ph.D.
Thanks to our advisory board member Lauren Dewitsky for writing this post.