|Join us Friday, October 10, for the dedication of Home Safe, the journey2home mural at 42nd and Lancaster Ave.
To shine a new light on our existing work, Mural Arts has partnered with the American Composers Forum – Philadelphia Chapter to present If You Could Hear These Walls, a community engagement project featuring residencies, new music written for Philadelphia murals and performances to celebrate both mural art and community identity.
“This is the coolest car!” exclaimed a 10-year-old girl as she walked up to the Honda Fit “Pocus” car wrapped in Benjamin Volta’s We Are All Neurons. The girl proceeded to pose for numerous pictures with the car for her mother and besieged Volta with a number of questions between smiles.
At the September meeting of the Mural Arts Advocates and after six years as Board Chair, I passed the gavel to my able successor, David Pudlin. While good nonprofit governance requires an orderly succession plan and new leaders with new ideas, I exit reluctantly because I have loved being Chair of this incredible organization. Yes, it was hard work – early morning meetings; major crises and creative solutions; financial roadblocks; and always balancing the artistic big-vision agenda with the pragmatic and obtainable.