Holmesburg Prison, as seen from Torresdale Avenue. Photo/Christopher Wink
Like in any prison, the walls of Holmesburg Prison tell its story. Two Spanish artists are bringing those tales to life with their Doing Time | Depth of Surface exhibit at The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design.
María Jesús González and Patricia Gómez will display large-scale prints, photographs and related videos from their time working in the prison. They use a technique to preserve surfaces by detaching the paint with glues and fabric and transferring the paint to a new canvas. They detail that process in an interview with Philagrafika. continue reading »
Prisons Commissioner Louis Giorla updated Upper Holmesburg residents on rennovation plans for the area at last night's civic association meeting.
The prison system shouldn’t be the third-largest department in a city as sophisticated as Philadelphia, Prisons Commissioner Louis Giorla told the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association last night.
And that’s one of the reasons why Giorla attended the group’s January meeting — to update residents on what’s happening at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility and Holmesburg Prison. continue reading »
Tiffany Davis, director of civic engagement for Young Heroes, explains how the organization serves Holmesburg.
The Holmesburg Civic Association welcomed many guests at last night’s meeting – the most uncommon of which were representatives from Young Heroes, a division of Philadelphia’s City Year.
Typical civic association guests includes politicians and other community leaders, but Holmesburg residents also had the chance to hear about how the City Year term serves their neighborhood and the rest of the Northeast. continue reading »
By Shannon McDonald
Jamie Foxx has been in town recently filming his latest movie, Law Abiding Citizen. He spent all this week at Holmesburg Prison, where the crew will be filming through Wednesday.
No word on whether they’re looking for extras, but hanging outside Holmesburg Prison waiting for a peek of Jamie Foxx would make for an interesting weekend.