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MAYOR NUTTER, MURAL ARTS TO ANNOUNCE GATEWAY PROJECT AT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

MAYOR NUTTER, MURAL ARTS TO ANNOUNCE GATEWAY PROJECT AT PHILADELPHIA
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Mayor Nutter, Deputy Mayor Cutler, and the Mural Arts Program will announce How Philly Moves, a project that will create an extraordinary and vibrant new work of public art on the Airport’s parking decks facing Interstate 95. The artwork will feature local Philadelphia dancers against a rich field of black, illustrating the city’s vibrant and diverse culture. (My friend David Persica [yellow shirt] is one of the dancers that will be depicted in the mural. Congratulations David!!)The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is pleased to announce How Philly Moves, a project that will place an extraordinary and vibrant new work of community-based public art on the parking decks facing Interstate 95 at the Philadelphia International Airport. The nearly 50,000 square foot mural, incorporating the photographic work of and designed by artist Jacques-Jean “JJ” Tiziou, will be produced over the next 18 months and is scheduled to be dedicated in June 2011. The project, developed in cooperation with the City of Philadelphia Office on Transportation and Utilities, will employ 35 artists and individuals in various Mural Arts Program workforce development and re-entry initiatives.