Aug 3

The Top 9 Mural Arts Moments in July

by: Carly Rapaport-Stein and Steve Weinik

Best of the Best 

Every month at Mural Arts is chock-full of high points, from intriguing events to mural dedications to giant public paint days. Scroll down to check out our top moments in July!

 

  • The Atlas of Tomorrow © 2016 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Candy Chang. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • The Mural Arts crew installs a giant dial on The Atlas of Tomorrow. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • The Atlas of Tomorrow © 2016 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Candy Chang. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Spin that dial and see what story unfolds. We started the month by dedicating Candy Chang’s philosophical input to public mental health, The Atlas of Tomorrow.

 

  • 14 Movements: A Symphony of Color and Words © 2016 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Mat Tomezsko. Photo by Steve Weinik.

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s Mural Arts’ photographer, Steve Weinik, taking super snaps of 14 Movements: A Symphony of Color and Words from the top of City Hall.

 

  • Rhythm & Hues © 2016 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Brad Carney. Photo by Dave Tavani.

  • Rhythm & Hues © 2016 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Brad Carney. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Rhythm & Hues © 2016 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Brad Carney. Photo by Dave Tavani.

The mile-high July photographs continue with these stunning shots of The Oval and Brad Carney’s dance-worthy Rhythm & Hues.

 

  • Paint Day for the 76ers mural. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Delegates and students galore helped color in the lines of the new 76ers mural, which was designed by Ernel Martinez and inspired by Philadelphia student Brandon Dougherty.

 

  • Colorado by Colleen McCubbin Stepanic. Located outside the Union League at 140 South Broad Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Truth Booth sets up on Independence Mall. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • CityKids Speak on Liberty © 1986 Keith Haring. Photo by Steve Weinik.

The Democratic National Convention brought out lots of fun art around the city. 57 donkeys danced about, Philadelphians had a chance to deliver their truth at the Truth Booth, and a special Keith Haring banner marked the Truth to Power exhibition.

Wild Tuscan Lilies © 2016 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Berny Brownstein. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Berny Brownstein’s verdant mural Wild Tuscan Lilies blossomed across Sansom Street at a late July mural dedication.

 

  • Navy Yard Shipping Container © 2016 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Sarah Folger and Richard Allen Charter Preparatory School Students. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Navy Yard Shipping Container © 2016 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Sarah Folger and Richard Allen Charter Preparatory School Students. Photo by Steve Weinik.

The Navy Yard got a pretty spruce as students in Mural Arts’ Art Education program wrapped a shipping container with their colorful designs.

Attendees at the In/Out Symposium. Photo by Steve Weinik.

The second annual In/Out Symposium took a deep dive into ethics and intention with a day of lectures and a day of field observation.

The Legacy of Bishop Richard Allen and the A.M.E. Church © 2016 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Willis “Nomo” Humphrey. Photo by Steve Weinik.

It’s a celebration! On the Fourth of July, before we went off to our barbeques and fireworks, we gathered together to remember Bishop Richard Allen and the founding of the A.M.E. Church at the dedication of a commemorative mural.

Last updated: Aug 2, 2016

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