Off The Wall

The Official Blog of Mural Arts

Posted 17 July 2014 by Julius Ferraro

Designing with nature & community: an interview with artist Kim Beck

Every afternoon, in a big, sunny corner room at Mastery Charter School’s Shoemaker Campus, sixteen students busily paint away in bright strokes of green, brown and purple. Standing around large, five-foot-square pieces of parachute cloth, they steadily color in sections of a mural.

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.

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.