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Mural Arts Program Exhibit at Rotunda
May 8, 2007, Volume 53, No. 33

Mural Arts Exhibit
Above, Untitled, 2006 by Taufiqq, AVRP ArtWorks! Program one of the works in the MAP show.

The Mural Arts Program (MAP) Annual Spring Exhibit is an exhibition and sale featuring works created by youth from the Mural Arts Program ArtWorks!, Adolescent Violence Reduction Partnership (AVRP), and ARTscape Art Education programs. The proceeds from the artwork sales will go directly to the young artists.

The opening reception, on Monday, May 21, 4– 6 p.m. at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, will feature a special performance by live performance artist, Flip. Students who created the art work will be present, along with the Mural Arts Program staff and artists who helped guide their process, alongside the varied and beautiful work.

The ArtWorks! Program provides year-round workshops in mural training and art education opportunities for chronically truant youth. AVRP provides on-going sessions for at risk youth to work on anti-violence mural making projects.  This year, youth worked on the “Cops and Kids, Turning the Corner” Project. ARTscape offers adjudicated youth the opportunity to complete their community service requirements by participating in public art projects. All these programs are made possible by the City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This gallery show and sale is an integral part of these art education programs, providing an ideal opportunity to celebrate the Mural Arts Program students’ individual achievements.

Gallery hours: Monday and Thursday, noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. The exhibit runs through Thursday, June 28. For more information: (215) 685-0750 or www.muralarts.org.

Almanac - May 8, 2007, Volume 53, No. 33