Mural Arts: Leader(s) for Youth Mini Camp

Mural Arts: Leader(s) for Youth Mini Camp

This Deadline Expired: Monday, May 20, 2019

The City of Philadelphia Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is seeking an artist or artist team to lead a youth mural “mini camp” at the Diamond Recreation Center between June 17 and 28, 2019. The youth mural “mini camp” is related to a broad public art project being developed for the areas in and around three SEPTA Regional Rail underpasses in the North Central Choice Neighborhood in North Philadelphia. The artworks are part of a long-term, multi-faceted series of investments in physical, community and economic activities in the area of the Norris Apartments, a historic public housing development that is being modernized by the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

The mural “mini camp” is an important early action in a process that is expected to be completed fourteen months from now. The “mini camp” will be designed and facilitated by the artist, with support from the Mural Arts Philadelphia Community Murals team. It will provide programming for youth during the first few weeks of summer, between when school end and when summer programs begin, and result in a visible temporary art project, and generate excitement for the forthcoming public art initiative.

The mural “mini camp” is being managed by Mural Arts Philadelphia on behalf of DCHD. Mural Arts will manage the community engagement process; production and installation of the temporary artwork; and coordination with Parks and Recreation (use of the recreation center), DCHD (sponsoring agency), and any agencies related to permissions for installing the temporary artwork.

My art is a hybrid of the figurative and the abstract.The satire and cartoon imagery of my youthful artwork began to evolve as I grew more familiar with German Expressionism, American Social Realism and Abstract Expressionism. The sketches of people drawn from life that I do almost daily provide constant fodder for my humorous paintings, drawings and prints. My work is a synthesis of humor and fine art. I am quite serious about being silly. My goal is to create art that is sown from the depths of comic outrageousness, satirical observation and mild misanthropy. If Matisse had the “sun in his belly," I have a banana peel permanently attached to my shoe!
Ellen Lana Abraham
Ellen Lana Abraham

My art is a hybrid of the figurative and the abstract.The satire and cartoon imagery of my youthful artwork began to evolve…

My art is a hybrid of the figurative and the abstract.The satire and cartoon imagery of my youthful artwork began to evolve as I grew more familiar with German Expressionism, American Social Realism and…

My art is a hybrid of the figurative and the abstract.The satire and cartoon imagery of my youthful artwork began to evolve as I grew more familiar with German Expressionism, American Social Realism and Abstract Expressionism.…

Kimberly Stemler
Kimberly Stemler
Leora Brecher
Leora Brecher
John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
Allison Hudson
Allison Hudson
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