Register for the presentation now!
Free and Open to the Public
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 5:30pm
Ferguson Theater, Smith Hall
Unable to make it? Watch the live online broadcast at 5:30pm EST!
(Works best with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers)
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change.
For over 30 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts engages communities in 50–100 public art projects each year, and maintains its growing collection through a restoration initiative. Core Mural Arts programs such as Art Education, Restorative Justice, and Porch Light yield unique, project-based learning opportunities for thousands of youth and adults.
As part of the CFAR-led Community Arts & Reintegration Project, the Philadelphia Mural Arts program will visit campus. With a focus on Restorative Justice, Will Cooper-Balis, Restorative Justice Program Manager and Dawan Williams, Guild Coordinator will discuss how Mural Arts’ collective mural-making processes have been a powerful tool for generating dialogue, building relationships, empowering communities, and sparking economic revitalization.