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Mural Arts Launches New ‘How Philly Moves’ Project

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – What better place is there for a mural arts studio than at the Gallery? No, not A gallery, THE Gallery at Market East in Center City.

The folks at the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts program celebrated the grand opening of their new work space at the Gallery, for their upcoming “How Philly Moves” mural project at Philadelphia International Airport.

Chief Advancement Officer Kathryn Ott Lovell explains, these days, murals don’t need to be painted on site:

“Not many people know that most of the murals we do here at the mural arts program are actually painted on a parachute cloth material. They’re painted on 5 foot by 5 foot squares and then adhered to the wall with an acrylic gel. So most of the murals that you see around Philadelphia were actually painted in a studio, in a prison, in a classroom, in a nursing home, and then put up on a wall at a later date.”

She says the new mural depicting dance in Philadelphia is slated to be posted, much like wallpaper, in June of 2011:

“And it will grace the sides of the parking garage at the Philadelphia International Airport.”

Reported By Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio