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Artists to Create Five Murals During 48 Blocks Atlantic City First Mural Week May 13-17

Posted on May 10, 2019 at 5:40 PM


Atlantic City, N.J. – Five new murals will transform five walls in five days during the first

48 Blocks Atlantic City Mural Week project from May 13-17.

The week will kick off with a media briefing at 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, at the Noyes Arts

Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Avenue in Atlantic City. (Parking is

available in the adjacent Wave Garage).

Artists will be available and the five sites will be announced. Throughout the week media

and the public will be able to visit the sites and watch the artists at work.

Mural Week is a new project of 48 Blocks Atlantic City, which will hold its third celebration

of the arts throughout the city from Jun 21-23. The five murals will join 35 existing murals

supported by the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, and 10 other murals in the city.

“We want to create an atmosphere where if you come to Atlantic City, you can’t miss a

mural,” said Loryn Simonsen,” communications manager for the Foundation. “The five

large-scale murals being created this year are taking the project to a new level. The public

can watch the muralists transform the walls all week as we prepare for our city wide 48

Blocks Atlantic City event in June.”

The participating mural artists are: Charles Barbin of Brigantine, New Jersey, Glenn Taylor

of Mays Landing, New Jersey, Denton Burrows and Mark Chu of New York City, BK Foxx

of Long Island, New York, and Felipe Ortiz of Abington, Massachusetts. Barbin and Chu,

who have previously painted murals in Atlantic City through 48 Blocks AC, are partnering

on a collaborative mural.

48 Blocks Atlantic City is a program of the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, in partnership with

Stockton University. ACAF programming is funded in part by the NJ State Council on the

Arts, a partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. More information is at

48blocksac.com.

MEDIA RSVP CONTACTS:

Loryn Simonsen at loryn@atlanticcityartsfoundation.org, 609 226-8011

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