Community Day this Saturday


11:00-3:00 P.M.

Please join us for a day of activities, dialogue, and information to explore Mural Arts’ latest multidisciplinary project, Family Interrupted! This project sparks a dialogue around the impact of incarceration on families and the community at large through the mural-making process. At the Community Day, you will be invited to share your ideas, learn more, and contribute to the project. Referrals and information about resources for those struggling with this issue will also be available.

Sponsored by: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services, United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation, Ford Foundation
RSVP: Kristin Hankins, 215-685-0756,

To learn more: Robyn Buseman, Restorative Justice Program Director, 215-685-0756,

City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center at the Thomas Eakins House |
1727-29 Mt. Vernon Street | Philadelphia, PA 19130
Email us | 215.685.0750

About Eric Okdeh

Eric Okdeh is a Philadelphia based muralist, who has been creating public art since 1998. After receiving his BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art, Eric chose to focus on mural work exclusively. Since 2002, in addition to his commissioned work, Eric has taught mural making classes to children and teens throughout the city as well as inmates at SCI Graterford Prison. The classes exist as leadership, teamwork, and skill building exercises which culminate in major mural projects. In an attempt to capture these significant community collaborations and interactions, Eric has developed this website and mural blog. The projects are journalized and documented in photographs and video clips to lend outside observers insight into the processes by which his murals come about. Eric has over 65 commissions throughout the city of Philadelphia and one in Seville, Spain. He has participated in mural projects in Tucson, Arizona and Los Angeles. His work is featured in four books about public and Mural art.
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