|When:||Back to Calendar November 7, 2012 @ 3:00 pm – November 8, 2012 @ 4:00 am|
|Repeats:||Daily until November 12, 2012|
|Excluding:||November 10, 2012||Where:||Bredenbeck’s Bakery
8126 Germantown Ave
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The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the citizens of Chestnut Hill invite the community to celebrate Wissahickon Crossing, a new mural on the facade of Bredenbeck’s Bakery, 8126 Germantown Ave., on Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. Jane Golden, Executive Director of Mural Arts, and muralist Ann Northrup will dedicate the landmark mural project. Immediately after the dedication, there will be a reception featuring wine, cider, hors d’oeuvres, and a mural-inspired cake, hosted by Bowman Properties and Bredenbeck’s Bakery.
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Bredenbeck’s Bakery proudly dedicate Chestnut Hill’s first mural, Wissahickon Crossing, designed and painted by muralist Ann Northrup. Ann was chosen after a dynamic and competitive artist selection; her final design is taken from a pleine-aire watercolor painted directly on the building’s facade. It features a scene at the confluence of Cresheim Creek with the Wissahickon River, and a view of Forbidden Drive hidden by trees. The painting is reproduced with a tactile hand and brilliant glazes unusual in mural painting. It is framed by architectural and botanical details that unite it with Chestnut Hill’s setting. Wissahickon Crossing is Mural Arts’ first mural in Chestnut Hill, and was completely financed by individuals and businesses in Chestnut Hill.
There will be a one-time guided trolley tour of the more than 20 Mural Arts Program murals in Mt. Airy and Germantown, including historical facts about points of interest in the neighborhoods. The Mural Arts Tour of Northwest Philadelphia will take place on Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 10 a.m. – noon, leaving from the Trolley Car Diner, 7619 Germantown Ave. (near Cresheim Drive). Price: $30/adults; $28/seniors; $20/children (12 and under).
For tickets: visit muralarts.org/tours or call 215-925-3633. Advanced reservations are recommended since seats are limited. The tour will include Chestnut Hill’s first mural, Wissahickon Crossing by Ann Northup. Parking on Germantown Avenue near the diner, not the diner parking lot.
For further information, call (215) 685-0750 or visit www.muralarts.org. Follow along on social media at: twitter.com/muralarts, youtube.com/phillymuralarts, or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/MuralArtsPhiladelphia.