Boston Art Commission

The Art of Hope

Artist: Derek Smith

Neighborhood: Back Bay



United States
42° 21' 1.872" N, 71° 4' 31.3212" W

Medium: Mural

Time Frame: Friday, October 25, 2013 - Sunday, October 27, 2013


How do we respond peacefully to violence in our lives?  In our communities? Do we passively accept it?  Do we fuel the cycle with our own anger?  Artists Derek “Focus” Smith from the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, and Aaron “AMP” Pearcy of Rapid City, SD, have been actively exploring the question of how to make and use art to respond peacefully to violence.  Trinity is honored to host them when, over a weekend, these artists will create a temporary mural as a statement of peace, hope and love over violence, despair and hatred.  They will be creating live, outside Trinity Church, all three days.  Stop by each day to see the work evolve!

The artists will be painting from Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27, 10am – 4:30pm, outside Trinity Church's west porch

A concluding reception will be held Sunday, October 27, from 4:30pm – 5:30pm

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