Philadelphia Jazz History Mosaic

NetworkArts was invited by The Free Library of Philadelphia to create after school arts programming in ten North Philadelphia library branches over a two-year period. Partnering with the Philadelphia Clef Club, NetworkArts offered programs in jazz history, lectures, demonstrations and poetry.

The collages of Romare Bearden were studied, and students created sculptures and plaques commemorating 75 important jazz artists who worked, lived, or were born in Philadelphia. During installation, Project HOME and over 200 neighborhood residents participated. The Philadelphia Clef Club Junior Ensemble performed during the community installation day.