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Jim Houser vinyl release

Posted on Jul 15, 2010 - 01:37 PM
Jim Houser vinyl release

This summer Free News Projects will release a new untitled album of music written and performed by artist Jim Houser. The package consists of a six-track 10” vinyl record and a beautifully designed 16 page full-color booklet which features images and artwork also created by Mr. Houser.


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An interview with Steve Powers

Posted on Mar 28, 2010 - 01:53 AM
An interview with Steve Powers

A Love Letter For You from Megawords Magazine on Vimeo.


An interview with Albert Maysles

Posted on Feb 09, 2010 - 09:12 PM
An interview with Albert Maysles

We recently sat down with documentary film maker Albert Maysles at his office of Maysles Films in New York City. We talked with him about his approach to film making, the reinterpretation of Grey Gardens into a book by his daughters, and what it takes to make great art.


Three Love Letters event this weekend in Philly!

Posted on Feb 07, 2010 - 12:51 PM
Three Love Letters event this weekend in Philly!

1. Friday, February 12th - A Love Letter for You art show opening
Steve Powers and Co. put together an installation that documents the creation and inspiration behind the Love Letter project. Copies of the book will be available.

The opening for the exhibition starts at 5:30 and goes until 8:30. It is located at 1226 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA.

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2. Saturday, February 13th - A Love Letter for You book signing
On Saturday, February 13th, Steve Powers will be at Exit Skateshop in Northern Liberties signing copies of the book. Get there early!

Exit Skateshop is located at:
825 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 425-2450

The event will take place from 5 to 7pm

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3. Sunday, February 14th, Valentines Day - Love Train
Get on board the Love Train - a privately-chartered, slow-speed, guided El train tour of the 50 love-themed rooftop murals that make up the Love Letter. This once-in-a-lifetime special event is sure to impress and will be followed by a private reception at SEPTA’s Grand Mezzanine (1234 Market Street) with hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Books will also be available for purchase at the reception.

Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to purchase tickets call the Mural Arts Tour Office at 215.685.0754.

Departs from LOVE Park, Fairmount Park Visitors Center, 16th Street & JFK Blvd.


Steve Powers - A Love Letter for You - Available now!

Posted on Jan 20, 2010 - 11:55 AM
Steve Powers - A Love Letter for You - Available now!

Free News Projects is very excited to offer this amazing book documenting Steve Powers ambitious public art project that he recently completed in Philadelphia.


“A Love Letter For You - Brick Valentines On The Philly Skyline” documents the art and the neighborhood that inspired this ambitious public art project.


In 1984 Steve Powers started climbing rooftops in his neighborhood and painting his alias ESPO as a dues paying member of the ICY graffiti club. 25 years later he returned home to Philadelphia in the summer of 2009 to write a love letter across the same rooftops facing the Market-Frankford line. The letter, meant for one, with meaning for all, encompasses 50 walls on a 20 block stretch of market street. Drawing input, inspiration, and work from the community Powers created a letter to and from west Philly. This unprecedented public art project was a collaboration of Powers, The Mural Arts Program, and the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. It required 1200 cans of spray paint, 800 gallons of bucket paint, and the skilled hands of 20 of the finest spray painters in America, who Powers put into the legendary ICY club.


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