Rippling Moon: Conversations on Public Art and Wellness

By Mural Arts Philadelphia (other events)

Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM EDT

Rippling Moon: An Urban Fairytale is a powerful new mural project built on principles of trauma-informed care. Renowned artist Meg Saligman's dramatic theater-inspired designs illustrate how healing begins with a single point and then ripples out through a community.

Saligman's project is part of the Porch Light program, an innovative collaboration between Mural Arts Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. Through partnerships with behavioral health service sites, Porch Light creates murals that have been shown to reduce stigma around behavioral health issues and promote community wellness.

This panel event features a series of conversations pairing muralists and leaders of organizations that have worked with Porch Light. Each pair will discuss their experiences with the intersection of public art, community wellness, and behavioral health. Panelists include Meg Saligman, CCTC Executive Director Tony Valdes, muralist Calo Rosa, HACE Executive Director Maria Gonzalez, muralist Eric Okdeh, and DBHIDS Commissioner David Jones. The conversation will be moderated by Michael O'Bryan of the Village of Arts and Humanities. The event will open with a performance by the dance troupe JUNK.

Join us to learn more about how public art and wellness can go hand in hand, and how you can be part of Philadelphia's transformation.