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Crowds enjoying an outdoor movie, concert, and vigil honoring the life of John Coltrane with the Philadelphia Jazz Project. 

Crowds enjoying an outdoor movie, concert, and vigil honoring the life of John Coltrane with the Philadelphia Jazz Project. 

Community Engagement at the Hatfield House: Strawberry Mansion Cultural Asset Mapping and Gateway Planning

 As artists and activists we are initiating a community-based process in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy (FPC) to gather neighborhood input on the future of this neighborhood gem and surrounding park grounds.  Over the next year we will be hosting monthly community events to showcase neighborhood arts, host discussion, and gather ideas.  We are looking to make the house a site that truly serves the residents of the neighborhood through direct resources, personal and location-based historic preservation, and community celebration.  We have spent the past two years in conversation and facilitation with FPC, during which community coalitions of supporting organizations and neighbor involvement were created and sustained.

Simultaneously, we are participating in the development of a sister project in Sao Paolo, Brazil, where we are co-facilitating an apartment and ‘luncheonette’ as a site for collecting community memory and history.  As we partner on this location, we will compare data, approaches, and methods with the work at Hatfield, so as to best serve the individual communities involved and impacted by each.

 

PLATES painted and CREATED @ THE VILLAGE TABLE, A SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM recently PERFORMED AND DESIGNED BY AMBER art.

The Village of Arts and Humanities, Partner
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Above: 'Staircases and Mountaintops' the mural by Amber Artist, Will Humphrey, shown in-progress before it's grand reveal in Fall 2014.


Above: 'Staircases and Mountaintops' the mural by Amber Artist, Will Humphrey, shown in-progress before it's grand reveal in Fall 2014.

“When an individual helps to create a community center, or any local or public area—they’re investing in the future of it—being a factor in the community. They’re the reason it got better...”

-Will Humphrey, Amber Artist

"...an honor and a blessing."  Roots co-founder, Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter

"...an honor and a blessing." 
Roots co-founder, Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter

AA FEATURED IN SPIN MAGAZINE 
'The Roots Officially Have Their Own Philadelphia Mural Now'

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DR. SHAWN WHITEA TRIBUTE.
LOCAL LANDMARKS & HISTORY
PHILADELPHIA MURAL ARTS 

The Village of Arts and Humanities, Partner
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CORNER STORE—TAKE OUT STORIES
ART + EXHIBITION

Asian Arts Initiative, Partner
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Above: 'Keir Johnston and Charles Barbin from Amber Art & Design with sustainable designer, Johnny @ Philly Earth community garden, Philadelphia


Above: 'Keir Johnston and Charles Barbin from Amber Art & Design with sustainable designer, Johnny @ Philly Earth community garden, Philadelphia


PHILADELPHIA LEGENDS
THE ROOTS + 
LANDMARK MURAL DEDICATION

Philadelphia Mural Arts, Partner
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Here's where we frequently update and share a few team photos, stories, news, and archived moments from our team.

PHILLY MAYOR, 'NUTTER' sHARES A smile WITH US on dedication day. PUBLIC ART


PHILLY MAYOR, 'NUTTER' sHARES
A smile WITH US on dedication day.
PUBLIC ART

A few members of the Amber Art & Design in the studio, where the Roots mural is taking shape. Pictured are (from left) Charles Barbin, Ernel Martinez, Keir Johnston and Willis "Nomo" Humphrey. (Photo: J.R. Blackwell)


A few members of the Amber Art & Design in the studio, where the Roots mural is taking shape. Pictured are (from left) Charles Barbin, Ernel Martinez, Keir Johnston and Willis "Nomo" Humphrey. (Photo: J.R. Blackwell)

ARCHIVE. PAINTING. CHARLES BARBIN. ART + EXHIBITION


ARCHIVE. PAINTING.
CHARLES BARBIN.
ART + EXHIBITION

Philadelphia Mural Arts, Partner
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