Community members and Quakers from around Philadelphia are welcome to attend a mural painting day after meeting for worship on Sunday, October 23rd from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Registration is not required.Arch Street Meeting House is preparing the parking lot for the installation of a brand-new mural by Quaker muralist Keir Johnston. You can find Keir's work throughout Philadelphia and around the country, and we are so excited that his next project will be at Arch Street Meeting House! Designs for the upcoming mural were made in conjunction with Frankford Friends School's 8th Grade class in Spring of 2022. The current 8th grade class will continue the previous classes work by coming to ASMH in mid-October to help the final painting of the mural.Keir Johnston, former artist-in-residence for The Philadelphia Museum of Art and co-founder of Amber Art and Design based in Philadelphia, has been involved for nearly 20 years in creative social practice and collaboration in the arts in Philadelphia. Keir is a member of Newtown Monthly Meeting.
Keir Johnston is a community practice public art creator who has dedicated his career to elevating social issues that impact communities of Color through public art. He painted his first mural as a teenager while a student at California State University at Northridge, an experience that fostered an appreciation for the collaborative creative process as well as public art's ability to affect viewers from all walks of life.Johnston has helped guide diverse populations -including incarcerated youth, prisoners serving life sentences, elderly groups, elementary and high school students, and those with disabilities - in mural production, and has worked with Mural Arts Philadelphia to create Colorful Legacy, Remembering a Forgotten Hero, and The Color of Your Voice.Located in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia, Arch Street Meeting House is a museum, National Historic Landmark, and active Quaker place of worship. Constructed in 1804 on two acres of land deeded by William Penn as a burial ground to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Arch Street Meeting House has had an estimated 20,000 burials occur on its historic grounds.
LocationArch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch St, Philadelphia, 19106, United States
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