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    Please join the City of Philadelphia s Mural Arts Program for the Annual Student Winter Art Exhibit & Sale and Lecture by William Cleveland Opening Wednesday,
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      Please join the City of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program for
      the Annual Student Winter Art Exhibit & Sale and
      Lecture by William Cleveland

      Opening Wednesday, December 8, 4:00-6:30PM

      Lecture by William Cleveland to immediately follow the exhibit at 6:45PM

      Thomas Eakins House, 1729 Mount Vernon Street, Philadelphia PA 19130

      Questions? Call 215-685-0753 or log onto www.muralarts.org

      Exhibit Info:
      The Winter Art Exhibit and Sale will feature self portrait paintings by
      the
      Mural Corps students and individually site inspired projects by the Big
      Picture students. The 150+ pieces of artwork will range from large
      acrylic
      on canvas self portraits, charcoal on paper self portraits, mixed medium
      masks, collage pieces. The prices range from $25 to $70. Proceeds from
      all
      art sales to go directly to the young artists. The exhibit will also
      feature the instructors' personal work.

      Big Picture and Mural Corps, two of the Mural Arts Program's after-school
      programs, reach 300 students ages 10-18 at fifteen different locations
      across the city. Students are instructed by professional artists in
      mural-making and other skills and in community beautification projects.
      Show dates are from December 6 to January 31, 2005


      Lecture Info:
      Mr. Cleveland is a writer, musician, and Director of the Center for the
      Study of Art and Community (CSA & C). In addition, he is the author of
      Art
      in Other Places: Artist's at Work in America's Community and Social
      Institutions. The Center cultivates relationships between people,
      neighborhoods and the arts. His work shows how the creative process is an
      essential component of community life.

      Prior to establishing CSA & C in 1990, he directed the ArtReach Program
      in
      Sacramento, California, California's Arts - in Corrections Program, and
      the
      California State Summer School for the Arts and Education Department at
      the
      Walker Art Center.

      Mr. Cleveland will discuss how and why community based art making is
      critical to the development of the health and life of a community. He
      will
      also provide life stories from his work over the last two decades.

      Big Picture and Mural Corps programs made possible by the generous
      support
      of:

      Children's Investment Strategy Forrest C. Lattner Foundation
      SEI
      Investments
      City of Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership
      Sheila Fortune Foundation
      Citizens Bank National Endowment for the Arts
      Stockamp & Associates
      Department of Education Pew Charitable Trusts Surdna
      Foundation
      Lincoln Financial Group Foundation PNC Bank Whole
      Foods Market
      Anonymous

      This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment
      for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.




      Brian Campbell
      Executive Assistant to the Director
      Project Management and Communications
      City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
      1729 Mt. Vernon Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19130
      tel: (215) 685-0760
      fax: (215) 685-0757
      www.muralarts.org
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