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Stanzas come to life on Broad Street

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Mat Tomezsko and volunteers install Tomezsko's mural "14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words" along Broad Street's median on July 19. | Photo by GRACE SHALLOW TTN
Mat Tomezsko and volunteers install Tomezsko's mural "14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words" along Broad Street's median on July 19. | Photo by GRACE SHALLOW TTN

By Grace Shallow for The Temple News

(reprinted with permission)

Mat Tomezsko thinks no block in Philadelphia is like another, similar to the structure of stanzas in a musical composition.

Tomezsko, who graduated from Temple in 2009 with a degree in Studio Arts, studied symphonies by nineteenth century composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky while painting the mural “14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words,” which was unveiled on Tues. July 19.

“14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words” was created in correlation with the Democratic National Convention’s arrival in Philadelphia. The project is a collaboration between the Mural Arts Program, the 2016 DNC Host Committee and the Philadelphia Horticultural Society.

Read more in The Temple News