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Berks Alliance Spotlight - Murals in our Region - Shared screen with speaker view
crystal seitz
31:16
AWESOME!
Ana Perez
31:31
Fantastic, I loved it!
crystal seitz
33:28
Glad I'm not the only one this happen too :)
Kennneth Dearstyne
36:40
Is there an updated plan, perhaps a preferred pathway, for creating murals in Reading? Might there be interest in including buildings along the river trail that comes from West Reading through RACC's campus and is in planning under a reinvigorated vision to move parallel to Penn St. through the City?
GRCA
36:54
Please submit your comments via chat. And remember to mute your mike.
Levi Landis
39:31
Yes! Curiosity and engagement are my favorite part
Levi Landis
39:34
Of these great murals!
Becca Settle
41:06
Do you work with for-profit businesses, bringing murals to their buildings on a commission basis?
Stacie Reidenbaugh
41:43
Can you speak to what techniques you used to build consensus with the neighborhood and property owners to develop the mural corridor?
Bev Leviner
43:49
Please mute unless you are speaking - Tina ks
crystal seitz
44:17
As more murals develop is there any thought of making some that could be "Photo Bombs" so to speak. A person could insert themselves into the mural for picture moments to share on Instagram.
crystal seitz
44:49
I've seen this in other states. Also, I have seen 3D additions to the murals.
Michelle Hnath
45:09
Can you show a before and after, maybe the West Reading Playground?
Steve Harrity
45:24
Mike, do you feel mural art can be a deterrent to graffiti vandalism, which some would claim is art.
Rita Belletti
46:08
I remember when the Opportunity House mural was done on a private home, you paid tribute to the owner on the mural. She was kind enough to let you enter her home so you could access the mural from a higher level. There are so many components to your murals.
Becca Settle
48:09
Where are you receiving funding for the projects and what is the typical timeline from concept to install/painting? If a business is interested in having mural(s) installed on their buildings, would you be the primary contact to get the process started?
Jody Widing
50:19
Do these require any kind of upkeep?
Michelle Hnath
54:01
How can we get involved?
Mark Ratcliffe
56:25
After 10 years when they wear, do you recommend fixing up, or painting over and creating something new?
crystal seitz
57:06
I am a graphic designer by trade and would love to volunteer with you Michael and the kids, if time allows.
Bev Leviner
57:21
Is there a possibility of an organization like Mural Arts in Philly - funding?
crystal seitz
58:29
Could we create a mural that is our graffiti artists avenue to sharing their art
Mark Ratcliffe
59:22
A little plug - We have all of the West Reading Murals at: https://visitwestreading.com/public-art/ We are now up to 45 Murals including Court Street in WR
Mamie Covell (Berks Arts)
01:01:00
The Fast Lane program will be continuing this year! If you are interested in being involved please reach out to me at mamie@berksarts.org. This program is in collaboration with the BCIU
Mimi Kolb
01:05:52
Great presentation, Mike!
Mark Ratcliffe
01:06:54
Our Wings to remember was done as a more instagramable mural where people stand in front of the wings.
Becca Settle
01:08:16
If a business is interested in having mural(s) installed on their buildings, would you be the primary contact to get the process started? What does the timeline look like from concept to install/painting?
Jeremy Zaborowski
01:08:31
There is a Netflix special on Lodz, Poland and their street art
Stacie Reidenbaugh
01:09:21
Beyond increasing visitors, have you experienced other ripple effects or benefits to the area thanks to the murals?
Karra Mayo
01:10:12
I am one of those people who has a photo in front of the wings! Only time I have ever had "angel vibes" lol
Michelle Hnath
01:11:15
You rock Mike! Great presentation!
Vanessa Starr
01:16:38
Do you have a map of all of locations - or just on the individual ones?
Jeremy Zaborowski
01:16:55
Thanks!
Stacie Reidenbaugh
01:17:19
Thank you for this fantastic presentation!
Lisa Weaver
01:17:40
Yes, a mural map would be helpful! Thanks so much for all your work, Mike!
Max Horn
01:17:43
Thank you all for your feedback! I was a pleasure working with David and Mike, and see the wonderful art in West Reading!
Joni Naugle
01:17:49
Thank you Mike for your leadership in this arena.
Steve Harrity
01:17:59
Great presentation Mike, thanks!
Mamie Covell (Berks Arts)
01:18:01
Thank you for all that you do!
Jody Widing
01:18:05
Thank you, Mike!
Michael Farrara
01:18:06
Excellent Presentation, Thanks!
Pamela Gockley
01:18:47
Thank you!
Michelle Hnath
01:19:47
https://www.berkscommunitymurals.org/
Mark Ratcliffe
01:19:59
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1HNYL8JTrrhz0TxoliyfYQ-Ww36_7qmQD&ll=40.328589354287026%2C-75.93889932297814&z=14
Darleen Garcia
01:20:09
Thank you.
Ana Perez
01:20:14
Thank you!!!