Sunday, February 17, 2013
Want to weigh in on the neighborhood's newest mural?
If you want to provide input on Mt. Airy’s newest mural, your chance is coming Wednesday. According to a release from the city’s Mural Arts Program, there will be a community meeting to review the preliminary design for the proposed West Mt. Pleasant Train Trestle Mural on Wednesday, February 20th, 5:30pm at the Goat Hollow Restaurant, 300 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue. “This meeting is an outlet for anyone in the neighborhood to voice questions, comments, or concerns regarding the design and any other aspect of the mural,” representative Steven Urgo said in a release. “A large public art project such as this mural impacts the entire neighborhood, and we want to ensure that all residents have an opportunity to provide their input before the …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Photos from the mural as it gets painted on Germantown Avenue.
The Bredenbeck's mural is getting more and more complete every day. So as the project continues, Patch snapped a few pictures of the work in progress. For more on the Bredenbeck's mural project:
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
An event encourages community participation in the mural artwork.
A walk up Germantown Avenue shows the progress being made on the Bredenbeck’s mural. For the past few weeks passersby can see the outline and some color coming into place on the artwork that part of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Now, on Saturday, June 30, neighbors can take a part in the mural work. Bredenbeck’s has announced a community mural work day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. During the event, community members can meet the mural artist, Ann Northrup, help sketch the mural design and take a break to decorate some Bredenbeck’s cookies. The event is open to all ages, according to Bredenbeck’s announcement, and supplies and instructions will be provided onsite.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Some outlining of the artwork is visible.
The Philadelphia Mural Arts project that will cover Bredenbeck's side wall with a nature scene from the Wissahickon is underway. On Sunday, scaffolding was up and some of the outlining was visible for what will soon be a mural. To see what the planned mural will look like, visit Chestnut Hill Patch's previous coverage on the project: Tell us in comments what you think of the design, how long you think the mural will take to complete and/or ideas for other murals in Chestnut Hill.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Jane Golden spoke to the Chestnut Hill Community Association's Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee Thursday.
While the Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee of the Chestnut Hill Community Association decided to keep its collective opinions away from the artistic side of a mural, the committee did have questions Thursday night about the technical aspects. Jane Golden, executive director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, spoke to the materials, planning and maintanence of the mural proposed for Bredenbeck's Bakery's wall. "These murals usually last about 25 years, an possibly much longer," said Caroline King, who accompanied Golden to the meeting. The design, which was chosen with input from Bredenbeck's owner Karen Rohde, shows a scene from Wissahickon Park. The painting also incorporated architectural aspects onto the white, stucco wall. …
Friday, March 11, 2011
Partnership, community and dedication were just some of the motivating terms celebrated at the kick off fundraiser for Chestnut Hill’s new mural.
Ken Weinstein of the Mural Arts Program and his wife, Judy, hosted the inaugural mural event Sunday night. They welcomed Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy residents and business owners to learn about the program’s ongoing and continued efforts and goals for the community. For the greater half of the fundraiser, Jane Golden, Executive Director of the Mural Arts Program, manned an informative presentation covering the artist decision, process of installing the mural, remaining funds needed and how the program intends on allocating those funds. Jane also discussed the future costs of having a mural, most specifically the long-term maintenance. She explained, “Mural Arts Program is in part a city agency…it’s a city institution and we are committed…