Third and final installation of “Mentoring Murals” project on view: Dec. 10, 2021 to Feb. 10, 2022
Pairing celebrated Black muralists with artists is the focus of Now + There’s year-long, critically-acclaimed project, “Mentoring Murals,” with notable artists Johnetta Tinker and Susan Thompson and their new installation, “Deeply Rooted in the NeighborHOOD, homage to Allan Rohan Crite.” The artists’ temporary, printed mural is mounted at 345 Blue Hill Avenue in the Grove Hall neighborhood between Roxbury and Dorchester and will be on display from Dec. 10 to Feb. 10, 2022. An opening event is planned for Dec. 11 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Longtime friends and first-time collaborators, Tinker and Thompson created a celebration of how Grove Hall communities gather and enjoy each other year-round with their work. “Deeply Rooted in the NeiborHOOD, homage to Allan Rohan Crite” depicts the vibrancy of Blue Hill Avenue past and present and all four seasons of activity in the neighborhood. Together, the artists blended collage, quilting, and painting techniques in this bright tribute to daily life in Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Mattapan. It’s the third and final installation in the Mentoring Murals series.