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Community in Action: BCA's Public Art Residency

The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is hosting its fourth annual public art residency. This summer and fall the BCA is welcoming the Boston artist Chanel Thervil. Thervil explores the different faces of hope and its function in a community in her projectEmergence: what does hope look like?


Photo from artists blog.

Her artwork, a hope tree sculpture is now showcased on the BCAs plaza. The sculpture exhibits different symbols of hope- concepts ranging from triumph to selflessness. The project is founded on community participation, and there will be times in the future when people can add to the sculpture.

The BCA offers three residency programs a year. The programs give an artist studio space to work in, as well as a temporary spot on the BCAs plaza to exhibit the artwork.


Photograph by Melissa Blackall, from Thervils blog.


Photo from artists blog.

To learn more about the artist and her work, or how you can get involved with her project, here is the link to her blog.

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