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.
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.
This past weekend on Saturday, May 17, 2014 was the opening ride and reception for our latest installation, psychylustro. We had an astounding turn-out with 300 guests boarding Septa's Chestnut Hill West - Regional Rail train, to experience the work of contemporary artist, Katharina Grosse's, her largest creation to-date. The outpouring of love and support from Philadelphians truly captured the essence of why we work tirelessly to bring forth public art to inspire this great city.
As The Mural Arts Program highlights its focus beyond traditional mural-making into social practice we continue to be guided by a fundamental drive toward local participant as expert and coproduction.