Thursday, February 25, 2010

PMA Kids Make Bus Shelter Posters for Philagrafika

Animal Portraits, by students from General Louis Wagner
Middle School, with artist Roslyn Don

Every year, the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Delphi After School Art Club's students devise and execute a community service project: a large, collaborative public art project. The goal of the project is to bring their art to a broader public,in order to benefit of the larger community. In years past, they've created large ceramic murals on school buildings, and worked with Philadelphia Mural Arts to add ceramic tiles to city murals.

Philly Under the Blue Moon, by students from Martha Washington
Elementary School, with artist Doris Nogueira-Rogers

Environmental Tree, by students from William M. Meredith
Elementary School, with artist Heather Pieters

This year, in honor of Philagrafika 2010, the students undertook a collaborative printmaking project, creating posters for display on bus shelters throughout the city. The students worked on collaborative prints with various themes under the teaching artists of the Delphi After School Art Club. They then collaborated with PMA's Graphic Design and Editorial Departments to design the layouts of the posters. The posters will be livening up the following bus stops from March 1 - March 14:

1. Northwest Corner Broad and Locust
2. Southeast Corner, Broad and Spruce
3 Walnut and Broad
4. Walnut and 7th
5. Walnut and 19th
6. Chestnut and 19th
7. Chestnut and 20th
8. Mid-700 block, north side of Market
9. Mid -800 block, north side of Market
10. Mid-900 block, north side of Market
11. Southwest corner 10th and Market
12. Southeast corner of 21st and Market

Try to Remember, by students from Russell Byers
Charter School, with artist Ben Volta

Wall of Voices, by students from Cook-Wissahickon
Elementary School, with artist Roslyn Don

1 comment:

Joe Mikuliak said...

These poster are beautiful. It's great people will be looking at them as they travel around the city. Thanks.