Friday, August 1, 2014
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City's first green wall sculpture celebrated in Powelton Village

In West Philly’s Powelton Village, a group of community organizations will gather this afternoon to somewhat unveil and celebrate the city’s first “green wall” sculpture. Well, the first of its kind. It all started when the Mural Arts Program, and a Florida-based, nationally known, environmental artist who goes by the name JEFRË, helped a group of Sayre High School students/aspiring artists explore the concepts of environment and public art. The result: two towers that mirror the old and new architecture of the city. It's a single image that visitors can walk through. The outside edges serve as living, green walls that symbolize the edges of the river.

City's first green wall sculpture celebrated in Powelton Village

In West Philly’s Powelton Village, a group of community organizations will gather this afternoon to somewhat unveil and celebrate the city’s first “green wall” sculpture. Well, the first of its kind. It all started when the Mural Arts Program, and a Florida-based, nationally known, environmental artist who goes by the name JEFRË, helped a group of Sayre High School students/aspiring artists explore the concepts of environment and public art. The result: two towers that mirror the old and new architecture of the city. It's a single image that visitors can walk through. The outside edges serve as living, green walls that symbolize the edges of the river.

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Kia Gregory is a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She's a proud native of the city and an alumna of Temple University. Contact Kia by e-mail by clicking here, or by phone at 215-854-2601.


Vernon Clark, a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, has reported extensively neighborhood issues in North and Northwest Philadelphia. Vernon has also been an editor for the Inquirer and has worked as an editor and writer at the Boston Globe and Akron Beacon Journal. Contact Vernon by e-mail by clicking here, or by phone at 215-854-5717.

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