Arcadia University News


May 29, 2018

Guinn Discusses Incorporating Community into Street Art

On May 1, David Guinn , adjunct professor of Visual Art and world-renowned muralist, was featured in a Commercial Appeal article for his culturally sensitive approach to street art. Guinn stressed the importance of giving community members a voice when executing public art pieces— an approach he’s...

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November 16, 2017

Township Honors Students, Faculty for LED Mural

Cheltenham Township Commissioners presented the students in the Spring 2017 Entrepreneurship/Gallery Apprenticeship class and renowned muralist David Guinn with a resolution during the Nov. 15 township meeting. The Commissioners cited the students’ “creative skills” and role in the mural process,...

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October 10, 2017

Students and Professor David Guinn Recognized by Montgomery News for Glenside Mural

“Bits and Pieces,” the LED mural created by students in the Apprenticeship Program, was featured by the Times Chronicle for the lighting ceremony on Sept. 28. The mural, designed based on community meetings and feedback, showcases the key elements of Glenside, including the lattice on the roof of...

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October 4, 2017

Arcadia Students Light Up Glenside with Mural Reveal

On a brisk late September evening, renowned Philadelphia muralist and adjunct professor David Guinn and students from Arcadia University illuminated Glenside with the LED mural reveal during the Downtown Glenside Food Truck Festival on Sept. 28. After a yearlong public art project, the creative...

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May 17, 2017

Mural Arts Recognized After Glenside Arts Festival

On May 10, Montgomery Media highlighted the Mural Arts program’s community involvement during the Downtown Glenside Arts Festival in late April. The mural , which is located at the Glenside Station underpass, was a year-long collaborative project between Cheltenham Township, SEPTA, and Arcadia...

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March 29, 2017

Glenside Arts Festival, April 22: Arcadia Table Space Available, Explore Mural Project

This is a special year marking the 4th Annual Downtown Glenside Arts Festival, celebrating the arts and Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. The festival will run, rain or shine, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Easton Road in Glenside, between the Glenside Train Station and Waverly Road, easily accessible by...

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March 17, 2017

Arcadia Public Art Project Receives Positive Community Feedback

Arcadia University students in the apprenticeship program (Entrepreneurship/Gallery Apprenticeship) and renowned muralist David Guinn received positive feedback at the community forum they hosted on March 6, where they presented a sketch of the public art project for Glenside station. Approximately...

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November 5, 2016

Times Chronicle and Glenside News Highlight “Exploring Public Art” Series

The Times Chronicle and Glenside News published a feature story about Arcadia University’s “Exploring Public Art: Legacy, Community, & Innovation” series on Nov. 4. Arcadia’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Laura Baldwin and Art Gallery Director Richard Torchia were quoted throughout...

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October 7, 2016

Exhibitions at Arcadia Presents: “David Guinn: Before the Wall, Mural Sketches and Designs”

The Arcadia University Exhibitions Program is pleased to present “David Guinn: Before the Wall, Mural Sketches and Designs” on view in the Great Room Lobby of the University Commons from Oct. 10, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017. This exhibition focuses on paintings and drawings on paper created by David Guinn...

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September 30, 2016

“What Makes a Successful Mural?” Discusses Challenges of Effective Murals

Arcadia University is pleased to announce “What Makes a Successful Mural?,” a panel discussion featuring prominent Philadelphia-based public artists David Guinn, Keir Johnston of Amber Art and Design, Jon Laidacker, and Meg Saligman. Scheduled for Monday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the University...

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September 6, 2016

"Public Art in Philadelphia," free lecture by Penny Balkin Bach on Sept. 15

Arcadia University is pleased to present a free public lecture by Penny Balkin Bach , the executive director and chief curator of the Association for Public Art (aPA). Scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the University Commons, Bach’s talk, entitled “Public Art in...

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