CHELTENHAM >> Renowned Philadelphia muralist and adjunct professor David Guinn and students from Arcadia University illuminated Glenside with the LED mural reveal during the Downtown Glenside Food Truck Festival Sept. 28.
After a yearlong public art project, the creative team behind the mural “Bits and Pieces” celebrated its completion by switching on the LED lights that were a part of this work of art.
The mural, which was designed based on community meetings and feedback, showcases the character of Glenside. Key elements included are the rosettes on the façade of Won Acupuncture Clinic, the lattice on the roof of Elcy’s Cafe and the outline of a Grey Towers Castle turret on Arcadia’s campus.
The mural was a culmination of support by Cheltenham Township, Arcadia University, SEPTA and the many community businesses and organizations that supported the process. \From Arcadia, trustees, administration and students were in attendance, while SEPTA was represented by Assistant General Manager Robert Lund, Assistant Director of Support Services Jeffrey Carpenter and Public and Government Affairs Manager Wendy Green-Harvey. Cheltenham Township Commissioners Drew Sharkey, Morton Simon, Dan Norris and Irv Brockington, state Rep. Madeline Dean, D-151, and Steve McCarter, D-154, and Mural Arts Philadelphia founder and Executive Director Jane Golden also attended the ceremony and spoke to the crowd.