RA Friedman, Amanda Miller & Tobin Rothlein, Michelle Angela Ortiz & Tony Rocco, Frank Sherlock & Erik Ruin
27 April 2011
South 9th Street and East Passyunk Avenue between Christian Street and West Moore Street
Journeys South moves public art “off the wall” and invites you to examine the richly layered and evolving immigrant histories of South Philadelphia through four unique interactive community-based public art projects and free public tours that celebrate the stories of immigrants and their descendants—both long-time and new residents—to South Philadelphia.
The seven artists creating each part of Journeys South, five of whom were born and raised and/or currently reside in South Philadelphia, worked with community members, historians, and folklorists to gain a deeper understanding of the culture and history of South Philadelphia's legendary neighborhoods.
These four temporary works of public art will be on exhibition from April 27—June 11, 2011 at various locations along South 9th Street and East Passyunk Avenue, bordered by Christian Street to the north and West Moore Street to the south.
FREE walking tours of Journeys South will depart each Saturday from Pronto, 920 South 9th Street (at Montrose Street) at 10:00 am beginning Saturday, April 30 through Saturday, June 11.
Journeys South has been funded by The PewCenter for Arts and Heritage, through the Heritage Philadelphia Program.
Journeys South In the News
Click here to read a Philadelphia City Paper cover story on the Journeys South project
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