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New Coltrane Mural




Old Coltrane MuralSunday, September 24th, 2017 –  1pm

New Coltrane Mural Dedication
29th and Diamond Streets Philadelphia, PA 19121

 

Mural Arts Philadelphia will present a public dedication for the new John Coltrane-inspired mural, "Why We Love Coltrane"  mural created by visual artist, Ernel Martinez. The event will include the artistic team, speakers as well as musical performances. 

 

Ernel MartinezErnel Martinez was born in Belize and was raised in South Central Los Angeles and Detroit. He holds a BFA from Kutztown University and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2003, Martinez has been producing public art in the city of Philadelphia, and has worked with various nonprofits and social services to provide art to disenfranchised youth. In 2011, Martinez helped to found AMBER Art & Design a collective of five Philadelphia-based public artists. His practice focuses on creative methods that give urban communities the tools to tell their stories through art making. Martinez uses their stories as a framework to produce social practice artwork that engages and builds dialogue.

 

 

Sunday, September 24th, 2017 –  1pm

New Coltrane Mural Dedication
29th and Diamond Streets Philadelphia, PA 19121

 

 

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This celebration is presented by the Philadelphia Jazz Project, in collaboration with WRTI, PhillyCAM, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, South Jazz Cafe, Rittenhouse Soundworks, Jazz Near You, City of Philadelphia, Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Fairmount Park Conservancy, East Fairmount Park Coalition, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

 

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Celebrating Coltrane 2017 was made possible by support from the The Wyncote Foundation / Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.

 

 

 

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