In public art push, Esplanade Association commissions four new murals

The Esplanade Associationin partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreationhas commissioned four artists to paint custom-designed murals on four DCR electrical boxes along the Charles River Esplanade. Installation of the murals was supported by volunteers from Volunteers Incorporating Black Excellence, Inc. (VIBE), and the work was funded in part through the Boston Planning & Development Agency Fenway Community Benefits grant program.

The murals were installed as the latest in a growing array of public art exhibits on the Esplanade, in part designed to prevent recurrent graffiti vandalism while also giving visitors new reasons to visit the park.

The electrical box murals promote the talents of a diverse group of four local artists: Massiel GrullonStephanie LiGina Latham, and Adric GilesEach piece playfully reflects the movement of people and animals through the Esplanade —the busiest state park in Massachusetts — while representing each artist’s unique style and vision. Above is the mural painted by Massiel Grullon.