|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
MEDIA RSVP CONTACTS:
Loryn Simonsen at firstname.lastname@example.org, 609 226-8011