Mural Arts Philadelphia’s July muraLAB event features Amanda Lovelee, the City Artist for St. Paul, Minnesota. Her residency is a collaboration of the City and Public Art Saint Paul, an independent arts organization.
Lovelee acts as translator between the city’s government and its residents, with the goal of building a city everyone wants to live in. She focuses on civic engagement through projects such as Pop Up Meeting, a city popsicle truck, and Urban Flower Field, a vacant lot turned gathering space and live science project. She is interested in how people connect and the spaces in which they do so within contemporary society. Her personal projects have explored a myriad of topics: the lives of beekeepers and ice fishermen, strangers’ love stories, and the sociology of square dancing.
This event is co-sponsored by the Community Design Collaborative and Mural Arts Philadelphia. muraLAB’s Thought Experiments and Artist Residency programs are funded by the Ford Foundation.