The Color Of Your Voice
2417 Ridge Avenue, North Philadelphia
THE PORCH LIGHT INITIATIVE situates art and human connection at the heart of recovery, resilience, and healing in distressed Philadelphia neighborhoods. We partnered with behavioral health clinics around the city to create transformational public art with those who receive services for mental health challenges, substance use, trauma, and other behavioral health issues.
The mural is entitled The Color of Your Voice and represents a partnership between Mural Arts, Project HOME, the Hank Gathers Rec Center, and the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbility Services. The mural design incorporates perspectives on community resilience, history, and individual strengths and challenges. The mural design draws from poetry created by community members in weekly Porch Light workshops at Hank Gathers Rec Center between October 2011 and May 2012.
Keir Johnston & Ernel Martinez