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
The Winter Art Exhibit and Sale will feature self portrait paintings by
Mural Corps students and individually site inspired projects by the Big
Picture students. The 150+ pieces of artwork will range from large
on canvas self portraits, charcoal on paper self portraits, mixed medium
masks, collage pieces. The prices range from $25 to $70. Proceeds from
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
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
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
Sacramento, California, California's Arts - in Corrections Program, and
California State Summer School for the Arts and Education Department at
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
also provide life stories from his work over the last two decades.
Big Picture and Mural Corps programs made possible by the generous
Children's Investment Strategy Forrest C. Lattner Foundation
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
Lincoln Financial Group Foundation PNC Bank Whole
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.
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