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South Philadelphia: The Electric Street Mural Brings Community Together

South Philadelphia: The Electric Street Mural Brings Community Together

In an alley on Percy Street, just a few blocks away from Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks, a mural attracts events such as music video tapings, parties and even church revivals. The Electric Street Mural, combining lighting and paint, is a street art piece created by street artist David Guinn and lighting designer Drew Billiau. The […]

 

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 […]

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Torresdale: St. Hubert High School’s Contribution to the Pope’s Historic Visit

Torresdale: St. Hubert High School’s Contribution to the Pope’s Historic Visit

St. Hubert High School for Girls played its own part during the World Meeting of Families and the Pope’s historic visit. Among other contributions, St. Hubert’s helped paint tiles for “The Sacred Now: Faith and Family in the 21st Century” (above) at St. Malachy Catholic School’s new home in North Philadelphia, to honor the visit of Pope Francis to […]

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Point Breeze: 4 Things Representing Change

Point Breeze: 4 Things Representing Change

Point Breeze is one of the up-and-coming neighborhoods in South Philadelphia. The neighborhood was originally a self-sustaining, working class neighborhood passionate about local businesses. In the last few decades, South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. Inc. and the Point Breeze Community Development Corp. have worked to redevelop the area. The new residents moving to the neighborhood are young adults working in […]

 

Bella Vista: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Are a Force For Change

Bella Vista: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Are a Force For Change

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (at right), located at 1020 South St, has stood as a visual staple in the community for years. Education and Outreach Manager Olivia Edlund (above) has been working off and on at the PMG since 2009 when she started as a garden guide. Through her work with PMG, Edlund has been able to experience […]

 By Joel Mason-Gaines and Megan Matuzak

University City: Local Artists Collaborate on Mural at International House

University City: Local Artists Collaborate on Mural at International House

The Philadelphia International House was home to a wash of brightly colored acrylic paint this weekend as local artists worked on an in-house abstract mural. Philadelphia-based artists Paul Santoleri and Mauro Zamora painted for six straight hours on a mural currently hanging in the building’s first floor. The duo was part of the Murals Set […]

 By Andrea Lorenzo and Aden Gideon

Point Breeze: Newbold Civic Association Devoted to Keeping Neighborhood Safe and Clean

Point Breeze: Newbold Civic Association Devoted to Keeping Neighborhood Safe and Clean

In the heart of South Philadelphia lies a small yet dedicated neighborhood organization. The Newbold Civic Association, formed in 2006, was created to serve as a forum for residents to share their concerns and interests toward bettering their community. The Newbold neighborhood is part of the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia. In recent years, residents […]