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  • Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program to Bring Art to 10 Locations with Monument Lab this Fall

     
    POSTED February 19, 2017
     

This fall, Philadelphia is going to look even brighter! The Mural Arts program has just announced its Monument Lab, a citywide public art and history project that will create temporary public art installations in 10 locations across the city. It will last for nine weeks and is co-produced by Mural Arts Philadelphia and curators Paul Farber, Ken Lum and A. Will Brown. The exhibition will take place Sept. 16 through Nov. 19, 2017, and will be featured in the five original William Penn Center City squares as well as five neighborhood parks throughout the City of Philadelphia. There are 22 artists – including a host of local artists - contributing to this project. The theme of the project is to answer the question, “what makes a monument in the 21st century?” Highlights include: Tania Bruguera creating a monument to the “new immigrant; Mel Chin making a monument for “me and you;” Tyree Guyton tackling opioid addiction and recovery; Sharon Hayes addressing the lack women in public art; Jamel Shabazz recognizing African American veterans; Zoe Strauss asking questions about ownership of public space.

Check out more information on the artists.  

In addition to the installations, the public art will be accompanied by interactive pop-up “laboratories” for creative conversations and research collected by youth art guides. During open hours, staff will be present at all labs to distribute information, answer questions, prompt participation, and collect submissions from members of the public. Also, Mural Arts Philadelphia will create a central hub at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where all the proposals for Philadelphia monuments of the future, generated around the city during the nine-week project, will be scanned and exhibited, culminating in a new museum of ideas and creative data, built by and for the people. And finally, from panels to parties and tours to talks, there will be public programs public programs creating ways for the programs community to participate in Monument Lab—plus, each site will host its own weekend event, featuring programming created with the artists and neighborhood partners.

For more information about Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Monument Lab project, visit muralarts.org/monumentlab.

In England tea time is a right of passage, but here in the U.S., enjoying tea with friends or family is often reserved for special occasions.

Luckily, Pennsylvania is flush with tea rooms serving up everything from simple cream teas to delectable sandwiches, pastries and savory treats.

These tea rooms invite guests to step away from the rush of everyday life and enjoy a few hours sipping tea and enjoying the company of colleagues.

 

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Randi Talmage was recently hired as sales manager at JW Marriott Grand Rapids.

1. How did you get into the industry? 

 

INSPIRATION

The texture of the Norman Arch leading into the historic Masonic Temple in Philadelphia inspired this clean, midcentury modern table.

DETAILS

This summer table fit for a special event, such as a chairman’s dinner, features a mix of midcentury design with modern elements. Carolyn Rizzo, head designer of Garnish, says this technique is easily accomplished in décor but challenging to pull off in event design.