In Open Source, every artist in the exhibition has taken their own approach to how they're working with mural arts to address the diverse communities and neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Shepard Fairey is working with our Restorative Justice program to raise awareness about the criminal justice system. He's looking at the difficulties of re-entering society after being incarcerated, and celebrating the stories of people who have had a successful re-entry. As part of his research, Shepard visited Philadelphia and met with participants in our Restorative Justice program, where we work on re-entry as well as with men who are currently incarcerated.
Here's a bit from Shepard about his upcoming project in Philly:
Photo by Steve Weinik, video by Tweed Video