South Street: Words are Mightier Than the Sword for Veterans

South Street: Words are Mightier Than the Sword for Veterans

Lamont B. Steptoe said that when he returned from Vietnam, he was ready to buy a gun. In the wake of a much-debated war, the veteran was so frustrated with his country that he said he was ready to become a “home-grown terrorist.” Instead, Steptoe picked up a pen. He joined Warrior Writers, a veterans-focused arts […]

 By Casey Brannigan and Morgyn Seigfried

South Philadelphia: Art Sanctuary Offers More Than Paintings

South Philadelphia: Art Sanctuary Offers More Than Paintings

[vimeo 60857251] African-American artists across Philadelphia have been discovered, united and transformed by the hands-on activity taken by the Art Sanctuary since 1998. Located at 628 S. 16th St., this organization has prided itself as being a place where communities can use art as a sanctuary. “It gave me confidence,” said Tina Smith-Brown, a board member at the […]