Guest Artist Stephen Powers
Since 2004, Steve Powers has executed large-scale, public mural projects in Coney Island, Dublin, Belfast, Philadelphia, Syracuse, Downtown Brooklyn, and Johannesburg. He has worked in partnership with the Fulbright Program, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, the Pew Charitable Trust, the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and New York public art organization Creative Time, among many others. In each city—whether it’s close to home in Philadelphia or as far away as Johannesburg—Powers develops relationships with members of the community that feed directly into the words and images that end up on the walls. These relationships range from the formal—Community Board meetings and neighborhood polls—to the casual—shared meals and curbside conversations—but always result in genuine contributions from community members.
Co-sponsored by the Studio Arts Program and Experimental Humanities