Mural Design Reveal and Paint Day with Philadelphia Eagles Star Malcolm Jenkins
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) and Mural Arts Philadelphia are teaming up on a new mural project to beautify the 33rd & Wallace Playground in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia. Along with Malcolm Jenkins, youth living in Mantua who are campers in TMJF’s Young Dragons Summer STEAM Camp (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Athletics and Math) will be participate in painting a new mural. West Philadelphia artists Gabe Tiberino and Nilé Livingston have designed the mural that depicts the Young Dragons STEAM’s theme that will be created on the playground’s spray pad and on a wall adjacent to the playground.
The design paints a story of TMJF’s and Mural Arts’ commitment to transforming lives and communities. The paint day further supports The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation’s connection to West Philly’s Mantua community through the camp that was established in 2014 and provides the opportunity for youth from the community who are also part of that program to take part in the paint day.
WHO: Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia Eagles player and activist, Gabe Tiberino and Nilé Livingston, Lead Artists, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Jane Golden, Executive Director, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Gwendolyn V. Jenkins, President & CEO, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation
WHEN: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 10 am
WHERE: 33rd and Wallace Streets Playground
ABOUT THE ARTISTS Gabe Tiberino was born in Philadelphia. At the age of eight, he had his first one-man show in a South Street art gallery. By age 18, Tiberino, scion of one of Philadelphia’s best-known art families, had already spent half of his life as a professional artist and became one of the youngest to be lead artist on a Mural Arts Philadelphia project. After graduating from Philadelphia’s High School of Creative and Performing Arts, Tiberino attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 2005. Having assisted on a multitude of mural arts projects, Gabe has garnered a network of renowned international colleagues and has become a lead artist and collaborator on murals in cities around the country. Tiberino’s work has been in numerous art shows, including major exhibitions with Philadelphia’s top venues such as the legendary Sande Webster Gallery, The African American Museum in Philadelphia and the Arch Enemy Gallery and in private collections nationally and internationally.
Nilé Livingston is a native of West Philadelphia whose ancestral roots in the city go back three generations. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Kutztown University and works across an array of media, including computer graphics, mural arts, and drawing. She is the founder of Creative Repute, LLC graphic design agency. Awarded ‘Rad Girl Artist of the Year’ in 2018, Nilé has exhibited at the African American Museum, the Philadelphia International Airport, and has work in the permanent collection of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
About Mural Arts Philadelphia Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. For over 35 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative and equitable process, creating nearly 4,000 artworks that have transformed public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts aims to empower people, stimulate dialogue, and build bridges to understanding with projects that attract artists from Philadelphia and around the world, and programs that focus on youth education, restorative justice, mental health and wellness, and public art and its preservation. Popular mural tours offer a firsthand glimpse into the inspiring stories behind Mural Arts' iconic and unparalleled collection, which has earned Philadelphia worldwide recognition as the “City of Murals.” Follow along on social media: @muralarts on Twitter and Instagram, phillymuralarts on YouTube, and MuralArtsPhiladelphia on Facebook. To stay up on the latest news on Mural Arts, please visit www.muralarts.org.