PAINTED MURALS

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Murals facilitated by Chelsea Prospers are generally found in the downtown, but you'll find other new works elsewhere in the city too.  

Be sure to check out the Public Art Walking Tour for details about these and other works in Chelsea

 

The 2020 season was coordinated by Amanda Hill and Carolyn Lewenberg. These facilitated online workshops and one-on-one technical support sessions to advance the artmaking skills of our local artists. 

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franz israel

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Eight large animal characters from the series “Animalia” are featured on black background with white geometric figures. The digital art is printed on reflective aluminum and fluorescent glow in the dark paint creating a mesmerizing effect at night.  Each character has a unique QR code that leads to a custom morph animated video and relaxing audio experience.

Franz is an illustrator and digital artist.  He is co-founder of The New England Gallery of Latin American Art (NEGLAA), a private art gallery dedicated exclusively to promote and represent the works of Latin American visual artists.

The primary funder of this mural was a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council with additional funds from the City of Chelsea.

Franz Israel installing mural
Franz Israel installing mural

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Installation of the Franz Israel mural
Installation of the Franz Israel mural

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Blossom and Carter St mural by night
Blossom and Carter St mural by night

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Franz Israel installing mural
Franz Israel installing mural

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NELSON SALDANA

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Nelson Saldana is a Chelsea artist. He’s inspired by the grace and rich meaning to be found in Renaissance art and mythology as well as the dynamic color and boldness of contemporary graphic novels and street artists.

 
This mural, on the rear of Peach's & Cream Bakery, a former Masonic Temple,  speaks to the need to keep moving forward no matter what the world might bring. The female on guitar is a nod to his daughter and the power of music and creative expression.  

Nelson Saldana
Nelson Saldana

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Nelson Saldana
Nelson Saldana

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Nelson Saldana
Nelson Saldana

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Nelson Saldana
Nelson Saldana

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THE SIRENS CREW

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The Sirens Crew (Fernanda Lopez, Jenna Feldman, Laura Smith, Alison Miller, Melissa Clark & Ruth Henry) is a collective of female identified artists who create socially-engaged public art as expressive art therapists, educators, and activists. Their approach uses nature imagery as a metaphor for imagining a better, co-created world.


The Sirens Crew uses the metaphor of a lotus flower to explore the strength and resilience of the Chelsea community and the people served by the North Suffolk Health Association. 

Sirens
Sirens

Photo by Matt Frank

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Sirens
Sirens

Photo by Matt Frank

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Sirens
Sirens

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Sirens

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KIM Villafuerte BARZoLA

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Kimberly Villafuerte Barzola is a first generation Quechua artist who was raised in Salem, MA and lives in Roxbury, MA. Her work is dedicated to celebrating the livelihoods and humanity of all immigrants. 

Her mural on the side of the future El Dorado cafe is a scene common to Barzola's home in Peru and the property owners who emigrated from Colombia and the Dominican Republic. The mural pays homage to the hard work of coffee farmers.
 

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Kim

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Kim
Kim

Photo by Matt Frank

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Kim

Photo by Matt Frank

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Kim

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RIXY Fernandez

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Rixy F.
Rixy F.

Photo by Matt Frank.

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Rixy F.
Rixy F.

Photo by Matt Frank.

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Rixy F.
Rixy F.

Photo by Matt Frank.

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Rixy F.
Rixy F.

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Artist Rixy Fernandez was born in Boston and raised in Las Vegas. As a dedication to the many Latinx women in Chelsea, this piece is meant to be a reflection of their beauty and strength. Immigrant mothers (like the artist’s own) are what build our communities and extend our lineage in this grand garden.

This wall overlooks the Luther Place parking lot and serves as the back drop for the stage at events in this location such as the Chelsea Night Market.

YENNY HERNANDEZ

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Yenny Hernandez is a Graphic Designer who lives in Salem, MA. She often combines colorful palettes inspired by her Latinx heritage with messages that speak to the Latinx community. 

 

The mural design for this property is a lush dark jungle with vibrant, large letters proclaiming 'Hola Mi Gente' which translates to ‘Hello My People.’ The artist’s goal was to create a moment of identification, especially for the Spanish-speaking community, and a feeling of being seen and welcomed. 

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Yenny H

Photo by Matt Frank

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Yenny H.

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Yenny H

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Gisell builles (Trippylandia)

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The O’Neil Playground Tot Lot was completed in 2020 and the two retaining walls were begging for a dramatic design. Artist Trippylandia took inspiration from the play structures and lighting that evokes a space ship and created a galactic environment with rockets, an astronaut, and each of the planets of our solar system.


Trippylandia (Giselle Builles) is a Lynn based photographer, graphic designer and fine art painter. Her work combines surrealism and psychedelic art, typically using vivid characters and colors. She’s inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, Tim Burton, Ekundayo and astronomy. 

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Gisell B.

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Gisell B.

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Gisell B.

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Gisell B.

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DEMETRIUS FULLER

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Demetrius Fuller
Demetrius Fuller

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Demetrius Fuller
Demetrius Fuller

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Demetrius Fuller
Demetrius Fuller

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Demetrius Fuller

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Demetrius Fuller teaches art in the Chelsea school system and is frequently a part of productions at the Apollinaire Theatre. For the rear of their building, the team behind the Chelsea Theatre Works tapped Fuller to refresh the mural with a landscape and a llama. 

Max pro

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Max Pro with his mural
Max Pro with his mural

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Max Pro's completed mural on Division Street
Max Pro's completed mural on Division Street

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Max Pro with his mural
Max Pro with his mural

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On the rear of Caribbean Liquors on Division Street, Max Pro created this mural in 2020.  Born and raised in Chelsea, Max Pro's love for comic books and time travel fuel his creativity. With a nod to his social tag of @all_planets, a honey bee floats with outer space with Earth and Saturn far below. A potted plant is covered by a transparent bubble like an astronaut helmet.