Saturday, December 13, 2008

Phila Street Art: 47th and Chestnut

This is a gorgeous mural that was finished in early 2008 in association with a community project called B.R.I.D.G.E. (Bringing Race Into Dialogue for Greater Engagement), a series of workshops and community discussions on race. The mural is called "Dialogue on Race."

It has incredible colors, style, and imagery characteristic of other murals done by these artists (Parris Stancell and Davis McShane, with assistance from Josh Smith). It was sponsored by the Urban League of Philadelphia, Leadership Philadelphia, and the Mural Arts Program, and funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (newspaper people). So far this is one of my favorites, and it's only 5 blocks away from my house!

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