November 15, 2007 - Issue 253

Art: Common Threads Wall Mural

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Common Threads Wall Mural
By Meg Saligman

Artist: Meg Saligman

Wall mural: Grid system and photo transfer on acetate

Location: Philadelphia PA - Broad and Spring Garden Streets and was Completed in May of 1988

The largest mural on the East Coast. It towers eight stories high.

The young girl depicted in the center stands eighty feet tall. The figures in the composition are students from local Philadelphia high schools.

Sponsored by: Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Philadelphia Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Ellis Gimbel Charitable Trust, Ernst & Young,National Endowment for the Arts, City of Philadelphia

Photograph by Peter Gamble