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345 Blue Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02121
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To pair celebrated Black muralists with up-and-coming artists, Now + There is pleased to announce a year-long project, “Mentoring Murals,” coming in June with a series of temporary, printed murals mounted at 345 Blue Hill Avenue in the Grove Hall neighborhood between Roxbury and Dorchester. The first pairing will be artists Paul Goodnight and Larry Pierce, and their murals will be on display from June 16 to Sept. 10. All are welcome to the public unveiling Wednesday, June 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. (Rain date: June 17).
To amplify the Black mural movement’s past and present in Roxbury and Dorchester, the project builds on the importance of mentorship in maintaining a vibrant Black arts community by inviting artists to team up with a younger artist to create side-by-side works of art on a visible wall in the neighborhood. Printed on fine mesh from an original painting, the murals will change every three to four months, allowing for a range of artists in age and ability to create large-scale imagery.
Within walking distance to several other important Grove Hall murals, the 13’ x 60’ wall at 345 Blue Hill Avenue is part of the anchor community business, Breezes Laundromat, and will become a focal point for mural enthusiasts and for those wanting to learn more about the enduring legacy of Black artists in Boston. The changing imagery and a mobile tour of all Grove Hall murals available at www.nowandthere.org/tour will give a reason to return to the site multiple times.