It Takes Grit: The Art of Perseverance

WHO:  Art Sphere, Inc. and Fort Mifflin help 80 students in Sunrise of Philadelphia Summer Art Program bring perseverance to life through art and hands-on activities at National Historic Landmark Fort Mifflin. 

WHAT:Special display of student created art depicting the spirit of perseverance (known as “grit” in Philly!) in their lives and world will be reinforced with unique programming highlighting the grit demonstrated at Fort Mifflin during the American Revolution. This pilot program takes the intersection of art, history and character education and makes it meaningful and fun for students in their art classrooms and through on site activities. Self-portraits and other artwork will be displayed throughout the Fort while students participate in five program segments including a story-based introduction, Revolutionary War Soldier Life mini-program, Toad-ally Awesome Origami, En Plein Air Art, and the Art of Flight. The day wraps up with musket and cannon demonstrations.

Visually stunning location includes great views of Philadelphia skyline and Delaware River.

WHERE:  Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

 GPS Address: 6400 Hog Island Road

       Philadelphia, PA 19153

WHEN:  Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 10:30 AM till 2 PM. Art will remain on display through Sunday, August 11.