Five artists have been selected for a series of public art projects in the Grove Hall Business District. The hope of these projects is to improve the urban landscape, improve pedestrian travel and accessibility of the street and celebrate the beauty of the neighborhood and its residents.
Mayor Marty Walsh announced the five artists selected:
Chanel Thervil and her Affirmation Station designed to uplift people by gifting them with an affirmation pin to serve as a reminder of hope and positivity.
Robert ‘Problak’ Gibbs created a mural entitled “Afro Futurism/ Breathe Life.” The design of the mural will give a nod to the past in order to breathe life into the future.
Laurence Pierce created “On the Shoulders of Giants,” a mural to showcase the names and histories of the local men and women whose struggles and triumphs paved the way for today’s young students.
David ‘Don Rimx’ Sepulveda created a mural inspired by the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Nelson Mandela.
Victor ‘Marka27’ Quinonez, will create a mural titled “Sacred Health” that will intend to encourage humanity to respect one’s mind, body and soul.
“We are working hard to improve the overall experience of the streets of Boston for everyone,” said Mayor Walsh. “Public art helps advance these goals by creating a strong sense of place while embracing the identity of the neighborhood. I congratulate all artists selected to participate in this effort, and I look forward to seeing the completed projects,” said Mayor Walsh.
We can’t wait to check them out!
Image: Marka27’s “Sacred Health” mural rendering.