Women’s History Month Spotlight: Artist Ann Northrup
by Latanya Vicks
We’ve come a long way since the suffrage and women’s rights movements of the early 20th century; in 2013, women are doing their thing! We’re world leaders and professionals balancing demands of motherhood, marriage, friendships, and more and, according to Beyoncé, we run the world.
In honor of Women’s History Month, I’d like to give a nod to some notable female muralists who are brightening up walls across Philadelphia.
The Candadian Tourism Comission has installed giant touchscreens in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago that diaplay twitter feeds from Canadian tourists. Passers by in the U.S. cities are encouraged to stop and interact in real time with their vacationing neighbors to the north.
While you were scanning the radio for traffic and weather updates during yesterday evening’s downpour, you might have stumbled across an excellent National Public Radio piece on Mural Arts. The spot features an interview with Executive Director Jane Golden and managed to hit all the right notes in just over 4 minutes.