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Philadelphia Mural Arts Program presented by Montgomery McCracken’s Diversity Committee

October 11, 2012


Montgomery McCracken’s Diversity Committee presented “The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Through the Eyes of Its Founder, Jane Golden.” In a powerful and moving presentation, Jane Golden, executive director of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, shared how the program has created collaborative projects between artists and communities to lift the spirit of Philadelphia.  The program has not only created works of art for otherwise blighted areas of the city, but has transformed the lives of and given purpose to the artists, community members, children, victims, inmates, people with substance abuse problems, elderly and disabled who work side-by-side with this program to bring hope and inspiration to the community. The Mural Arts Program began in 1984 as a component of the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network and Jane has continued and expanded this award-winning program, working with thousands of young people, artists and community members annually.  As October is Mural Art Month, Montgomery McCracken invites city dwellers, visitors, art enthusiasts, and all to find out more about the amazing work of the Mural Arts Program by visiting www.muralarts.org.

Montgomery McCracken sponsored the 2008 renovation of the mural “Spring” at 13th and Pine.