Faith and Liberty Discovery Center Launches “Illuminations” Series, Aims to Transform Center into Cultural and Arts Hub for Greater Philadelphia

First major activation on November 3 with the unveiling of the mural project “FLDC Illuminations Artists Showcase” featuring student artists from Cairn University

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Faith and Liberty Discovery Center (FLDC), a state-of-the-art museum highlighting the profound impact of faith on American history and current events, today announced the launch of “Illuminations,” a wide range of events and activations that will turn the FLDC into a cultural and artistic center for faith-based and secular communities.

With events and signature activations happening throughout the year, FLDC Illuminations welcomes artists, performers and writers to participate in events such as concerts, book signings, speaker series, viewing parties and more. The first activation will be revealed on November 3rd: the “FLDC Illuminations Artists Showcase”.

The “Faith and Liberty Discovery Center Illuminations Artists Showcase” will be unveiled in Philadelphia on November 3rd

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Six student artists from Cairn University at Langhorne Manor are painting canvas murals that will be mounted on the columns on the outside of the Center facing Market Street. The FLDC is located in the Independence Mall near the Liberty Bell on the NE corner of 5th Street and Market Street. Each of the murals, which will be painted on the Cairn campus, is intended to represent one of the six core values ​​on which the Center’s interactive presentation is based: faith, freedom, justice, hope, unity and love.

“In addition to these amazingly talented student artists who bring our core values ​​to life, this showcase and the Illuminations series is also our message to the community that the FLDC is as much a cultural place as it is a tourist destination,” said Rob Wonderling, executive director of the FLDC. “If you’re an artist, musician or author, we think the FLDC can be a powerful setting to celebrate your work.”

Entitled “Illuminations” is a play with the interactive “lamps” that visitors carry and use to explore the museum, capturing fascinating content that can be further explored online. Going forward, the Artists Showcase will be an annual event open to the greater community of artists in the Philadelphia area, allowing for different interpretations of the Center’s values ​​each year and highlighting the vibrant arts community in the city and region. . For the inaugural Showcase, the six Cairn students were selected from entries from the university’s thriving arts program.

“It’s an honor to be a part of the premiere of an event that we believe will be a staple of the Philadelphia arts community for years to come,” said Matthew Stemler, associate professor and head of the Cairn’s arts program. university. “This is a great opportunity to showcase not only the talents of these six young artists, but also the great programs we offer in Cairn.”

The canvas murals will be unveiled on November 3 at 12:30 PM in a ceremony open to the public. They will remain attached to the outside of the center until the December break.

About Faith and Liberty Discovery Center

The Faith and Liberty Discovery Center (FLDC) is a technologically immersive, state-of-the-art museum that inspires visitors to explore the relationship between faith and freedom in the American story, from the nation’s founding to today. Located in Independence Mall near the Liberty Bell on the NE corner of 5th Street and Market Street, the FLDC is a subsidiary of American Bible Society. Opened in 2021, the center’s immersive journey highlights the profound impact faith has had on American history. With an interactive lamp in hand, visitors can explore the museum and capture fascinating content that can be explored online anytime, anywhere. The museum is an inspiring destination that tells the story of how our nation was born and how American leaders have turned to the Bible to guide them repeatedly throughout history.

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