The latest trend in public art is to take ugly eyesores, like, and turn them into works of art. Utility boxes from Boston, Cambridge, Newton, Stowe, Maynard and beyond are challenging local artists to create mini-murals and make art apart of the local landscape. Dedham Shines, the non-profit with the Dedham Public Art Project under its' umbrella, is launching this project at a time when public art in Dedham is highly visible.
Marietta supplies for her work of art
Everyone is enjoying the Dedham rabbits, but they'll be hopping away at the end of October. Utility boxes are here to stay and what a better way to add some color to the town by painting these 3-dimensional canvases? This first box is painted by Dedham resident and Dedham Square Artist Guild co-founder, Marietta Apolloino. In one day she transformed this large grey mass into a field of whimsical flowers that makes me smile every time I pass by. Look for these popping up all over town! For more information visit: www.dedhamshines.com/dpap