Off The Wall

The Official Blog of Mural Arts

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Posted 7 July 2014 by Nadera Rahman

Up With Hope, Down with Dope: The Legacy of Herman Wrice

 Herman Wrice transformed Philadelphia  through his enduring commitment to social activism and belief in the transformative power of a strong community. A native of West Philadelphia, Wrice experienced firsthand the gang violence and drug culture that infiltrated the lives of many youths in the neighborhood. Through the creation of an organization to inspire entrepreneurs and future leaders in underserved neighborhoods, and his work as a sports league organizer for teens in Mantua, he mounted his strong movement against neighborhood crime.

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Posted 30 June 2014 by Steve Weinik

Two Projects Recognized by the Public Art Network

We are elated to share the news that both, Lucy + Jorge Orta's 70 x 7 The Meal, act XXXIV and Virgil Marti's Five Standards (Dazzle) were recognized by Public Art Network, Year in Review.

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Posted 17 June 2014 by Rachel Luber Cevera

Great Gateways and the Cities That Make Them

What does psychylustro mean to you? Is it simply splashes of neon paint that adds entertainment and excitement to your daily commute, in and out of the city? Does it inspire you to think about your day and life in a new way? Perhaps, it shines a light on the neighborhoods and communities that you travel through on your train ride? There is no right or wrong answer.

Posted 16 June 2014 by Almaz Crowe

A Muralist is Born

A Muralist is Born
by Nadera Rahman 

The Mural Training Program exhibition opened on Wednesday, June 11 with a reception honoring the artists. The opening reception, hosted at the Thomas Eakins House (1727-29 Mt. Vernon Street), allowed artists’ friends and family the chance to view a piece of their original work. This highly selective program allows artists with strong foundations in painting and studio art the opportunity to adapt their skills towards public mural creations.