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October 04, 2016
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From Anti-Graffiti to Pro-Art: Murals as Engines for Good

Steve Weinik

JUMPIN' JIVE: Brad Carney of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program celebrates the completion of "Rhythm & Hues," a music-themed, 33,000-square-foot ground mural he and a team of artists painted in week at a pop-up park.

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program began as an effort to fight graffiti, working with kids who illicitly painted walls in the 1980s. But, says Jane Golden, founder and executive director, "we quickly realized we were a pro-art program, not...

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