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02/12/2010

First Personalities: Steve Powers

ll-if-youFirst Personalities is a series on the First Person Arts Blog where we check up on and catch up with past Festival and Salon presenters and participants.



It’s almost Valentine’s Day and while I’m not the biggest celebrator of the holiday, I am completely charmed by former Salon artist Steve Powers and his Love Letters murals. So why not “Ride the Love Train” this Sunday?


The Love Train is a Mural Arts tour on the El, surveying the 50 murals that make up Powers’ Love Letters. Some are silly – Prepay is on. Let’s talk till my minutes are gone– while others are just darn romantic – Forever begins when you say yes. But the words and images all capture the sweetness and vulnerability of being in love, and that’s something worth celebrating every day.


P.S. There are some other Love Letters events this weekend too, like tonight’s opening of the A Love Letter for You art show at 1226 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA from 5:30 until 8:30. Or tomorrow’s book signing with Powers at Exit Skateshop (825 North 2nd Street) from 5-7.

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