Berny Brownstein has been called many things over the course of his 60-year career. “The King of Broad Street.” “The Dean of Philadelphia Advertising.” Founder. Chairman & Chief Creative Officer. Artist.
And now, thanks to the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia, Berny can add muralist to that illustrious list.
Berny’s first ever mural will be unveiled next month at the corner of 23rd and Sansom Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The piece, titled “Wild Tuscan Lillies,” was first painted by Berny on a visit to Tuscany over 10 years ago and showcases the picturesque Tuscan landscape with its rolling plains, olive groves and wineries stretching as far as the eye can see.
The City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program began as an anti-graffiti network in 1984 and has grown to be the nation’s largest public art program. Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. To date, the program has produced more than 3,600 murals across the city.
So join us on Thursday, July 21 from 6:00-7:30 pm as we celebrate Berny and the city’s newest mural with a champagne toast and remarks from Marc Brownstein, Mural Arts Executive Director Jane Golden and the artist himself, Berny Brownstein.
Trust us, it’s bound to be a beautiful day (and night) outside!