Philadelphia, October 13, 2011: The District Attorney’s Office in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unveiled another custom made piece by the program at the DA’s Community Action Center in Northern Liberties today. The artwork named “The Power of the People” uses traditional mural paint, reverse painted glass, and beadwork. The artists responsible wanted the piece to evoke several reactions, including a sense that the art is both “way finder” and “place maker.” October is Mural Arts Month in Philadelphia, and this unveiling is the perfect opportunity to showcase the programs great work.
“We are honored to partner with the Mural Arts once again,” said District Attorney Seth Williams. “This unique and life changing program is constantly creating a sense of inspiration for the community, and I am humbled that they have chosen to share their artistic gifts with our office.”
The Mural Arts Program is an internationally recognized program has helped to change young people’s lives in Philadelphia since 1984. It gives juvenile delinquents, inmates and ex-offenders a chance to learn new skills and make a positive contribution to their communities through art. The District Attorney knows how important re-entry and pre-entry programs are in the city to help young people find an alternative path for a successful life instead of crime, and he fully supports the Mural Arts Program.