Did you know the City of Brotherly Love is also the unofficial mural capital of the world?
Join the Arcadia University Alumni Association for a fall outing highlighting downtown Philadelphia's "Mural Mile" and exploring the University's own contributions to the area's public art.
While you enjoy lunch at McCormick & Schmick's, David Guinn, adjunct professor of Visual Art and world-renowned muralist, will discuss his personal experiences as an artist, having painted more than 35 murals around the world, and share the work he and Arcadia students have undertaken in the University's community. Guinn led the 2017 Mural Arts project efforts to create an innovative mural with Arcadia students and community members in downtown Glenside and has been recognized for his inclusive approach in executing public art pieces.
After the discussion, take a private walking tour with fellow alumni led by Mural Arts Philadelphia. On the tour, you'll have the opportunity to take photos, learn about Philadelphia history, and experience one-of-a-kind public works of art.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch
12 to 12:30 p.m. Faculty Discussion
1 to 3 p.m. Mural Arts Tour
Please note the walking tour will span approximately one mile on city sidewalks over the course of two hours.
Registration is $40 and includes discussion, two-course lunch with choice of entrée and soft drinks, and guided walking tour.
Space is limited! Please register by September 16, 2019.
David Guinn is a mural artist based in Philadelphia, Pa. A graduate of Columbia University in New York City, he was originally trained as an architect. Painting in public space since 1998, Guinn has created numerous public and private commissions around the United States and other cities worldwide including Amman, Jordan; Skien, Norway; Montreal; Toronto; New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; and Charlottesville, Va.
Guinn is on the faculty of Arcadia University. (Learn more about the public art project that Guinn led in downtown Glenside with Arcadia students here.)
In 2016, Guinn founded The Percy Street Project, an outdoor space dedicated to promoting innovative, technologically driven public art. He lives with his wife, artist Desiree Guinn, and two daughters in South Philadelphia.