Sunday, July 1, 2012
Artists have been working hard to finish the final installation of the mural at DeKalb and Lafayette streets.
It's taken a lot of planning and hard work, but the final touches are finally being put on the Norristown's new mural on the corner of DeKalb and Lafayette Streets. Plenty of people have been commenting on the colorful new gateway to our town and some folks have even posted there own photos of the process to Flickr. Flickr users LolaGeek and the Montgomery County Planning Commission have some great shots of the mural in progress you can see in our gallery. Have you taken any great pics of the mural? Upload them to our gallery! --- Related Stories
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Council members will also discuss a proposal for a senior housing development project ont he grounds of the former Kennedy-Kenrick High School.
Norristown Municipal Council meets again tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Norristown Municipal Hall, 235 E. Airy Street, to hold a public hearing on several zoning requests as well as discuss several other matters of business. In addition to a conditional use review for the proposed mural at 201 Dekalb Street, council will be discussing their intent to award a contract to add 10 additional parking spaces to Poley Park, the final adoption of the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance and a proposed senior housing development for the former Kennedy-Kenrick High School. You can download the full agenda for tonight's meeting in our PDF section. [Editorial Note: I'm still recovering from surgery and won't be able to live stream tonight's meeting. I …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The planning commission will consider applications for subdivision and land development and conditional use.
Norristown Planning Commission meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Norristown Municipal Hall, 235 East Airy Street, to consider applications from Joel Sandoval, of Oak and Astor LLC, and Joan Reilly, from the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Sandoval is requesting subdivision and land development approval to consolidate four parcels at 728 Astor Street and 301 West Oak Street into one. He plans to convert a vacant industrial building at that location into a retail grocery store and a restaurant with incidental storage space in the UDO II Zoning District. Reilly is seeking conditional use approval from Norristown Municipal Council to allow for the Norristown Mural Project to install a mural on the outside wall of 201 DeKalb Street in the T-C Town …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Members of the community are invited to help bring the mural to life. Only a select number of painters can be accommodated. RSVP today!
The Norristown Arts Hill has announced the rescheduled date for the Norristown Mural Project's Community Painting Day on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to noon on the third floor of the Centre Theater at 208 Dekalb Street. Bothe adults and children are welcome to attend to help with the painting. The event is intended to give residents an opportunity to have a hand in creating the mural designed by Philadelphia artist Matthew Bush that will eventually be installed on the southern wall of the building at 201 DeKalb Street (at the corner of Lafayette and DeKalb streets.) The mural is meant to act as a welcome gateway to Norristown for folks coming from the DeKalb Street Bridge. "A mural, more than other art forms, requires that the artist …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Community Paint Day originally planned for Sunday was meant to give residents an opportunity to participate in the mural project.
The Norristown Mural Project Community Paint Day planned for Sunday at The Centre Theater has been cancelled and organizers have yet to reschedule the event. The event was intended to give residents an opportunity to have a hand in creating the mural designed by Philadelphia artist Matthew Bush that will eventually be installed on the southern wall of the building at 201 DeKalb Street (at the corner of Lafayette and DeKalb streets.) The mural is meant to act as a welcome gateway to Norristown for folks coming from the DeKalb Street Bridge. "A mural, more than other art forms, requires that the artist remove him or herself, and act as a vehicle," Bush told Patch in an email interview. "The work will belong to the community, and if it is to …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Matthew Bush, the artist selected to create a mural at Lafayette and DeKalb streets, unveiled his proposed idea at a public meeting on Thursday.
According to The Times Herald, almost two dozen officials and residents turned out for a public meeting on Thursday to see the final sketch for the proposed mural to be installed at Lafayette and DeKalb streets. Artist Matthew Bush unveiled the sketch for the crowd and Norristown Mural Project manager Deborah Zuchman took notes of suggestions for possible tweaks to the design. "A mural does not ever belong to the artist. It really is born from the community it comes from,” Bush told The Herald. “If it was not consistent with their vision, it would not be effective.” Bush told Patch a bit about his process for creating the mural. "A mural, more than other art forms, requires that the artist remove him or herself, and act as a vehicle," Bush…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Norristown Mural Project will be revealing the artist's concept for the mural at Lafayette and DeKalb streets at a public meeting Thursday night.
State Sen. Daylin Leach's office announced that the finalized art for the Norristown Mural Project will be subject to public consideration at a public meeting Thursday night at Norristown Municipal Hall. The public to attend the meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 and attendees will have the opportunity to view the proposed artwork and offer feedback and give approval of the mural project. "I'm happy to announce that the project's artist, Matthew Bush, has finalized his plan for the mural after considerable feedback and input from the community," Leach said in a release issued today. "I am eager to see the final product and encourage members of the public to attend the meeting in order to continue our participation with this valuable …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
There's another public forum for the mural project planned for Lafayette and DeKalb and the high school is hosting an evening of the arts.
The folks behind are having another public forum on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at . This time project manager Deborah Zuchman from the Philadelphia Mural Art Project will have Matthew Bush, the artist chosen to create the mural, on hand to meet the with residents. The forum will give everyone an opportunity to hear his vision for the project based on the input he's received do far. Residents and their families are invited to attend the meeting and be part of the process. The artist is looking for input and ideas straight from Norristown, so go to the meeting and make your voice heard. If you're more interested in seeing art than making it, across town at , the district is hosting an featuring a variety of works in watercolor, oils, …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Organizers of the project are looking for continued public input and involvement.
Norristown residents and arts groups joined members of council, a representative from the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and state Sen Daylin Leach last night at Norristown Municipal Hall to brainstorm about the mural planned for Lafayette and DeKalb streets – a project funded by a state grant secured by Leach's office. Norristown has looked to the arts in recent years to help with revitalization efforts in the municipality, so it's no surprise that many members of Norristown Municipal Council were on hand to support the project. "The beauty of the arts district and the arts council is that this is the kind of redevelopment that happens from the ground up," said Councilman William Caldwell. "This is truly a community taking hold of its …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
State Sen. Daylin Leach, folks from the Philadelphia Mural Arts Project, Norristown Municipal Council, local arts groups and concerned citizens will all be on hand to be part of the process.
State Sen. Daylin Leach and representatives from the Philadelphia Mural Arts Project are giving a presentation on a proposed public mural tonight at 7 p.m. at Norristown Municipal Hall. The mural is planned for the corner of DeKalb and Lafayette streets to act as a welcome gateway to Norristown for folks coming from the DeKalb Street Bridge. The theme for the mural will be "Celebrating 200 Years of Arts, Culture and Commerce – Past, Present and Future." Leach, the Mural Arts Project, Norristown Municipal Council and local arts groups are calling for Norristown residents and art lovers to attend the presentation to offer support and learn more about the project. Word is the selection committee has received several proposals, but an artist …