Philly Public Arts Forum: Building the #TempleFreewall

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 // 6:00 pm

Paley Library: Ground Floor Lecture Hall -- 1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

image of a mouth open that says in a world where women are told to take up less space I refuse to shrink

Join Philly street artist Blur and poet and organizer Luis Marrero (of Voices of Power) to get some tips on writing, creating, and wheatpasting your own art (supplies will be available). We'll be pasting up all the work on our freewall together at the end of the workshop.

In this series of events, we’ll explore the state of art in Philadelphia’s public spaces. Who’s creating the work we see around the city? How does access to art and arts education shape who’s invited to participate in our city’s creative placemaking? And what role can public art play in sparking conversation, empowerment, empathy, and understanding around important social and political issues?

About the Organizers:

Cindy M. Ngo is currently the promotions manager at Social Impact Studios, the co-founder of Eat Up The Borders, and a lifelong Philadelphian. Her latest project will take her across the country as a creative collaborator to share the stories for the 2018-19 Intercultural Leadership Institute cohort of fellows, an intensive leadership development program that brings together rising artists and culture bearers from marginalized communities across the United States.

Conrad Benner is a photographer, podcaster, curator, and founder of StreetsDept.com, a photo-blog that discovers art on the streets of Philadelphia. Conrad’s blog has been named one of the ‘Best Blogs for Travellers’ by The Guardian, and his photography has been highlighted by Mashable and Instagram, as well as printed in Time Magazine and the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Registration is encouraged.

Public art by Blur, photo courtesy Conrad Benner.

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