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October 29, 2014
By Zoe Sobel
“I hope [my mural is] something that would inspire young children to look and recognize their neighborhood with pride and with love.”—Dan Jay
Four new murals—ranging from cartoon faces to graphic patterns to depictions of the history of Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood—were unveiled on a building at Brookside Avenue and Boylston Street in Boston last weekend as the first step in a plan to create a Boylston Street “public arts corridor” between the Stony Brook MBTA station and Egleston Square.
“This diverse neighborhood has come together in the face of violence many times over the years, and has worked to create productive, positive, and lasting solutions to broad systemic problems,” according to the organizers of this project—the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, which owns the building; Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition and Samuel Adams Boston Brewery Co. “The Boylston Public Art Corridor is yet another piece of this neighborhood collaborative spirit, this time connecting neighborhood artists with the physical street to tell a piece of the neighborhood’s story to all who walk by.”