Northeast Times

Murals are coming to Frankford

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The artist who will paint a series of mur­als for the Frank­ford busi­ness cor­ridor talked up the pro­ject last week at a meet­ing of the North­east EPIC Stake­hold­ers.

Mur­al­ist Cesar Viver­os and pro­ject man­ager Ne­tanel Por­ti­er said they have in­ter­viewed and video­taped talks with neigh­bor­hood res­id­ents about the im­ages they’d like to see in the Ima­gin­ing Frank­ford mur­als.

Rid­ing on the El led him to be­lieve he wanted to cre­ate art that can be seen from the train, Viver­os said at the Feb. 23 ses­sion con­duc­ted at Aria Health’s Frank­ford cam­pus.

The pro­ject could in­clude up to eight mur­als of vari­ous sizes, Por­ti­er said dur­ing a Feb. 24 in­ter­view.

Mur­al Arts has com­mit­ments from two prop­erty own­ers who will al­low mur­als to be in­stalled on their build­ings, she said. She’s work­ing to get more but said find­ing own­ers has not been easy.

She said sites be­lieved to be best for mur­als have been picked out, but she has a second list to draw from if she can’t get the OKs to use the build­ings on the first list.

Por­ti­er said she is hop­ing mur­al pro­duc­tion will be­gin by late spring and in­stall­a­tion will be­gin in the sum­mer.

For more in­form­a­tion on Mur­al Arts, call 215-685-0750 or vis­it www.mur­alarts.org ••

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