Friday, July 25, 2008


AGAPE Mural ©2008 Philadelphia Mural Arts Program/ Michael B. Schwartz

I just finished this mural today. It’s located at the AGAPE African Senior Center 229 N. 63rd St. in Philadelphia and is a Philadelphia Mural Arts Program project.

The mural tells the story of a Liberian immigrant’s experience of coming to Philadelphia. From the mango tree filled streets of her hometown, to a pensive ride on the airplane, to arrival in Philadelphia. She experiences the cold hard realities of life in Philadelphia before finding her peace in the city. This project included several community input sessions where participants shared ideas through drawings and brainstorm sessions, food and story telling.


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