Familias Separadas

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Familias Separadas
Photo Credit: Steve Weinik
Lead Artist(s):

Description:

Michelle Angela Ortiz continued her commitment to addressing immigrant rights with Familias Separadas. She created a series of vinyl and stenciled works derived from interviews with immigrants living in Philadelphia that have been directly affected by deportations. Stencils were made in collaboration with the JUNTOS youth group and placed in key locations throughout the city, including City Hall and in front of Philadelphia’s ICE office, where deportations are decided and processed. Recorded oral histories and project documentation are available at familiasseparadasproject.blogspot.com. This project was included in Open Source, a city-wide exhibition of temporary, site-specific installations paired with a month-long series of exploratory public programs. The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program engaged 14 extraordinary artists and artist duos in creating a new series of public artworks that explore and illuminate Philadelphia’s diverse urban identity.

PROJECT LOCATION

Floor
Municipal Building/Site
Park
Public Space
Sidewalk
Philadelphia City Hall Courtyard; Love Park; Italian Market; Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Philadelphia Field Office. Visit https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=zDtnbbv1NRa8.kdp_jNDiL1AU for exact locations.
multiple locations in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Mural Arts Program
Living Walls / Independent Consultant
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
14,813
under $50K
Grant
Private
Public
Mural
Mural, Painting, Plastic
2015
2016