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PAFA Beyond the Paint Exhibit: Videos

What: Mural Arts Program’s 30th Year Anniversary Beyond The Paint Exhibit

When: Running NOW until April 6th

Where: 128 N. Broad St, Philadelphia

Time is running out!  Get to PAFA by April 6th for the Mural Arts interactive Beyond the Paint Exhibit – located at 128 N. Broad Street. Artists and creative minds have teamed up with the Mural Arts Program to celebrate 30 years of engaging community members through art that has transformed the city. Learn about creative and physical processes inside custom-built studio spaces, take part in hands-on workshops, and of course enjoy installments from some of the finest artists in Philadelphia.

These insightful videos (watch below) bring together Reef the lost Cauze – prominent Philadelphia underground hip-hop artist and streets spokesman, Catzie Vilayphonh – poet from Yellow Rage female spoken word and Def Poetry Jam + the premier lifestyle and sneaker boutique Ubiq, and Rich Medina – world renowned DJ, poet, and producer. They take to the streets at 3 different mural sites highlighting how educating communities through art makes a difference, how this art gives a voice to those that take part in the projects, and how this art represents history and inspires the youth of tomorrow.

Reef the lost Cauze | Mural: Liberty Coin Mural | Mural artist: Joshua Sarantitis

Catzie Vilayphonh | Mural: Love Letter | Mural Artist: Stephen “Espo” Powers

Rich Medina | Mural: Dr. J | Mural Artist: Kent Twitchell

South Street Headhouse District Heats Up for The Roots Mural Project

Gallery 327 brings out the works of Charles Barbin from The Roots Mural Project

Gallery 327 is the new home of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program for Arts on South. The space is amazing, along with the works of Charles Barbin.

Charles is not a newcomer to the Mural Arts Program.  He is a teaching artist and has been with the MAP for many years.  His abstract paintings take form by adding and subtracting and his use of lines, form, colors, etc bring forth some amazing work that I haven’t seen in a lot of recent artists. Seeing through my eyes his work is amazing and if you have the chance you should stop by Gallery 327 (327 South Street) to see for yourself. His work will be up until the fourth Friday in June.