Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Footage Released Of Anti-Police Graffiti, Police Arrest Man Stealing From Mailbox

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Footage Released Of Anti-Police Graffiti, Police Arrest Man Stealing From Mailbox

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Police Release Footage of Suspects Wanted for Anti-Police Graffiti: The Philadelphia Police Department released footage of suspects wanted for spray-painting anti-police graffiti in South Philadelphia. Police are investigating a potential connection to the “Kill a […]

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South Philadelphia: Community Organizations Combat Graffiti

South Philadelphia: Community Organizations Combat Graffiti

In Philadelphia, large-scale murals, art installations from internationally renowned creatives and pop-up art pieces have become standard, with South Philadelphia being no exception. South Philadelphia is known for mosaics from Isaiah Zagar and murals of local greats. Despite this, an illegal artform also finds a home in this part of the city. The scribbling and […]

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Juniata Park: Carribbean Native Connects Local Community To Philly Creek

Juniata Park: Carribbean Native Connects Local Community To Philly Creek

As litter from the sea washed upon the white sand beaches of Puerto Rico, Doryán De Angel discovered her zeal. Fueling her fervor for the recovery of Earth’s waterways, the environmentalist is now the community watershed leader of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF), a Philadelphia-based initiative established in 2000 to promote community engagement with the body […]

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Mayfair: Art History 101’s Jay Pross Sticks to Mayfair Roots

Mayfair: Art History 101’s Jay Pross Sticks to Mayfair Roots

Jay Pross never thought he would own a clothing store with more than 100 of his designs on display. He also didn’t think that his hand-painted T-shirts would go on to become a major hit in the music industry, drawing attention of iconic artists such as Soulja Boy, The Game and even Beyoncé. It wasn’t until […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Artist Tyler Teran Uses the City As His Canvas

Arts & Entertainment: Artist Tyler Teran Uses the City As His Canvas

Tyler Teran didn’t plan on being an artist. During his freshman year at Temple University, Teran hadn’t declared a major and considered studying history. But while taking a class for non-art majors, Teran realized he was happiest when creating. “It was an 8 a.m. class,” Teran said. “I don’t think I ever passed a class […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: The Art of Removing Graffiti

Arts & Entertainment: The Art of Removing Graffiti

Artistic creation can be visually appealing to anyone. Street art is a way for people to share their work with a broad audience without the awkwardness of attending a cramped gallery showing. It is right in front of them whether they like it or not. Some street art is commissioned, other street art is illegal […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: MAP And Philly Writers Paint Their Own Paths

Arts & Entertainment: MAP And Philly Writers Paint Their Own Paths

In reaction to an increase in graffiti in the 1980s, the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network was created to eradicate the artwork from the city’s buildings, trains, bridges and anything else that graffiti artists – properly known as writers – could spray. Muralist Jane Golden was hired by PAGN to connect with writers and refocus their energies […]

 

West Kensington: Street Art Adds Vibrance to Neighborhood

West Kensington: Street Art Adds Vibrance to Neighborhood

“No sense caring about it,” said Richard Connon, owner of Richard’s Bike Shop on Kensington Avenue at Lehigh Avenue. “I can’t do nothin’ about it. It ain’t the first time, they do it a lot of times.” The 81-year-old has seen graffiti come and go around the West Kensington area. Currently, Connon’s shop is covered […]

 

Waterfront: Conrad Benner Explores Philly to Expose Art in Unexpected Spaces

Waterfront: Conrad Benner Explores Philly to Expose Art in Unexpected Spaces

Arms outstretched, Conrad Benner leaned out over the silver railing that separated the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk from the water below. Adjusting the frame of his camera to fit the distant Philadelphia skyline, the 29-year-old held, snapped and nodded. Part of Benner’s grind as founder and editor of street art blog StreetsDept.com is sharing his perspective […]

 

Bella Vista: Neighborhood Teams Up To Fight Blight

Bella Vista: Neighborhood Teams Up To Fight Blight

Sipping a coffee at the Bean Exchange three blocks from his home on Bainbridge Street, Bella Vista resident Joel Palmer spoke in disgust about a trash container. “Why this one has been allowed to stay out there, only the Streets Department could answer,” said Palmer. “We’ve reported it for the better part of two years, […]