Y PHILLY / Y TURKEY – Youth Identity Murals

Posted by on September 24, 2007

Join us for art, music and refreshments at the closing reception of:
Y PHILLY / Y TURKEY – Youth Identity Murals

* Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
* 5 PM – 8 PM
* International House
* 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

Sponsored by the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania and Arts for Everyone.

Featuring live Turkish music by Baris Kaya.

Each year, MYX invites all Philadelphians between the ages of 9 – 24 (Philadelphia?s Youth Generation) to capture the spirit of their city and youth culture in two youth identity murals. Once completed, the murals are presented to a pre-selected community abroad as a gift from our city.

This year, for the first time, MYX facilitated a full exchange of murals, creating the Y PHILLY murals for schools in Istanbul and Adana, Turkey, where Turkish students simultaneously created their own youth identity murals for Philadelphia.

Come out and see these murals together for the last time before the Philadelphia murals are presented to their permanent homes in Turkey.

More info: contact Faye Kendall at 215-923-1415, ext 2.

In unsettled times like these, when world cultures, countries and religions are facing off in violent confrontations, we could benefit from the reminder that art is common to all civilizations. – William Collins

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