Public meetings to discuss ideas for a mural art project for the Keswick Avenue Underpass in Glenside have been scheduled for:
at 6:30 p.m. at Glenside Hall, 185 S. Keswick Avenue in Glenside. Muralist Kimberly Mehler will discuss design concepts and present examples of other community murals.
Project partners include Cheltenham Township, who secured a $1,650 grant for the mural, Abington Township, SEPTA and community-based organizations such as the Glenside Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Glenside Community Partnership, the Cheltenham Economic Development Task Force and the Cheltenham and Abington Environmental Advisory Councils.
This project was supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through its regional arts funding partnership, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA). State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Additional support of the PPA Partnership in Southeastern Pennsylvania is provided by PECO.
For more information on the mural project, contact Cheltenham Township at 215-887-6200, ext. 112.
Everyone’s invited to help create a new mural at the Keswick Avenue train underpass (Keswick Avenue between Mt. Carmel and Glenside Avenues), opposite the existing flag mural.
The design - developed through a collaboration among community residents, Cheltenham and Abington Townships, and artist Kimberly Mehler - features two trees (representing neighboring Abington and Cheltenham) reaching towards each other with intertwining branches and roots. The artwork will be displayed at Abington and Cheltenham Township Buildings and at Township events like Abington's Arbor Day and Cheltenham's Earth Day Festival, both on April 28. The public will choose a title by voting at such community events.
The project is supported by a grant from the PA Council for the Arts but additional fund-raising is needed this spring.
We need volunteers to help raise funds, to prepare the site (April 21) and to paint (June 2 and 9 weekends). For more information, or to make a donation, contact Jennifer Sherwood, Abington Twp Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) at firstname.lastname@example.org.