Last Friday, Mural Arts Executive Director Jane Golden was presented with Philadelphia Magazine's Trailblazer Award, in recognition of her lifelong dedication to public art in Philadelphia. The award has been given since 2005 to honor women who "epitomize excellence in their field or community" and to spotlight leaders who are shaping our region's future.
This Sunday, February 8, 2015 from noon to 3 p.m., Mural Arts celebrates the five-year anniversary of its landmark Love Letter project and marriage equality in Pennsylvania with Love Train 2015, a very special Valentine's version of our Love Letter tours. Love Train 2015 is a one-of-a-kind, can't-miss ride, and tickets are still available.
This week Forbes released their annual 30 Under 30 lists. The lists, with categories from venture capital to sports to education, highlight some of the most promising and influential young people around the world. The Art & Style portion, which includes figures in the worlds of art, craft, and fashion, includes three public artists: Gaia, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, and Vhils.
Earlier this month I was privileged to go to Miami for Art Fair Week, one of the most important annual events on the art world calendar. The core attraction is Art Basel Miami Beach, an art fair that began in 2002. Now, in addition to Art Basel Miami Beach, over a dozen competing art fairs and hundreds of smaller events are held throughout Miami over the same few days every December.