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Ten art projects for Roxbury receive funding from Transformative Public Art Program
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Arts & Culture
Ten art projects for Roxbury receive funding from Transformative Public Art Program
As part of the Transformative Public Art Program run by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, 10 murals and 27 short-term projects and art activations have been funded around Boston, many in the Roxbury neighborhood. The initiative aims to bring public art projects into the neighborhoods where residents spend their time, to bring accessibility and joy to each enclave.
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Up next on Billboard Hope: DaNice D. Marshall
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Up next on Billboard Hope: DaNice D. Marshall
When Billboard Hope launched in John Eliot Square in March 2021, founder Dayenne Walters was testing the artistic waters of the project. Months later, the billboard has brought a vital source of hope and inspiration to the Roxbury community. In September, Roxbury native DaNice D. Marshall will show her work on the large-scale surface.
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'Storytell & Sway' public art transforms Chinatown’s Hudson Street
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'Storytell & Sway' public art transforms Chinatown’s Hudson Street
A new piece of public art has arrived at Chinatown’s historic Hudson Street. Developed by Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) and artist Gianna Stewart, “Storytell & Sway” provides usable space for the Chinatown community while acknowledging the area’s rich immigrant history.
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Audrey Lopez takes over Greenway public art program
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Arts & Culture
Audrey Lopez takes over Greenway public art program
Audrey Lopez will take the helm at the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s public art program this September. It’s a crucial time for public art, as pandemic restrictions are lifted and streets are flooded with viewers once again.
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Muralists kick off public art series in Grove Hall
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Arts & Culture
Muralists kick off public art series in Grove Hall
Artists Paul Goodnight and Larry Pierce have contributed a new addition to Grove Hall’s thriving public art scene, an energetic 60-foot long piece titled “No Strings Detached.”
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Bringing literacy to life
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Arts & Culture
Bringing literacy to life
In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, Hyde Square Task Force and the Connolly branch of the Boston Public Library have partnered to create an interactive story walk in Jamaica Plain’s Latin Quarter.
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Artists submit ideas for Boston MLK memorial
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Artists submit ideas for Boston MLK memorial
Five artist teams have submitted proposals for a new memorial on the Boston Common to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The proposed designs are currently under consideration by a local committee and city residents.
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Dragon Slayer: New Fenway mural encourages collective action
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Arts & Culture
Dragon Slayer: New Fenway mural encourages collective action
In early August, a new 106-foot mural by Raúl de Nieves debuted on the side of Fenway Health’s Ansin Building in the Fenway neighborhood. Originally a watercolor on paper piece, “All Is One” applies the historic myth of Saint George and the Dragon to a contemporary world.
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Ekua Holmes illustrations to be featured in two new books
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Arts & Culture
Ekua Holmes illustrations to be featured in two new books
Two new children’s books featuring illustrations by beloved Roxbury artist Ekua Holmes will be published in September: “The Stuff of Stars” and “What Do You Do With a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan."
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Emerald Necklace fog sculptures make observers part of the art
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Arts & Culture
Emerald Necklace fog sculptures make observers part of the art
It’s a sunny, late summer day in Jamaica Plain’s Emerald Necklace when suddenly a wave of cold fog washes over the otherwise cloudless sky. This time it’s not a wild New England weather pattern, but an art installation by Fujiko Nakaya. Nakaya has installed five fog sculptures around the parkway in order to incorporate the environment and the observers into the artwork.
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Mayor’s office seeks public art installation for fire station
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Mayor’s office seeks public art installation for fire station
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Boston Art Commission, today announced a Call to Artists for a piece of permanent public artwork to complement the construction of the new Engine 42 fire station in Roxbury.
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Local artist and educator offers public art walking tours
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Arts & Culture
Local artist and educator offers public art walking tours
Boston has an extensive collection of graffiti and street art; the trick is being able to find each piece. Art Walks Boston offers walking tours of the public art in Boston’s South End, Mission Hill, Fenway and Jamaica Plain.
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