a mural of hope project

what is the purpose of this project?

This mural is being done to bless the West Philadelphia community with a vision of hope, of renewal, and of restoration. It is a visual reminder of the hope that God gives for the fullness of life and the redemption of a broken world. We live in a city that needs healing; there is hope for life through God's restoration of the things that have become corrupt, that have become tarnished, that are wounded.

about the artist

Jeremy Fahringer graduated from Swarthmore College in 2006, with a degree in Studio Art and Linguistics. He concentrated in painting and had a solo exhibition of his senior thesis work in the List Gallery at Swarthmore on May 12th, 2006. After graduating from Swarthmore, he enrolled in a 3-month Biblical Core Course with Youth With A Mission in Perth, Australia and participated in a 3-month outreach to work with local churches in encouraging personal Bible study in Cairo, Egypt.

about Renewal Presbyterian Church

Renewal's vision is to renew lives in Christ to transform our city and the world. For more information about Renewal, visit www.renewalchurch.org.

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the mural

current mural design


  1. planning
  2. design + research
  3. approval
  4. fundraising + awareness
  5. set-up studio space
  6. get materials + equipment
  7. prepare materials
  8. transfer design
  9. paint
  10. installation
  11. seal
  12. unveiling
  13. May 2007