We are beyond excited to have had the opportunity to work with local artist Chanel Thervil and her team to design and install multilingual affirmation murals in Peabody Square. Each planter showcases one of the following affirmations in English, Spanish, Kreyol, and Vietnamese:
– You are loved
– You are worthy
– You are courageous
We hope these vibrant jewel tones bring a pop of color and hope to the plaza.
More about the artist:
Chanel Thervil is a Haitian American artist and educator that uses varying combinations of abstraction and portraiture to convene communal dialogue around culture, social issues, and existential questions. At the core of her practice lies a desire to empower and inspire tenderness and healing among communities of color through the arts. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Pace University and a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She’s been making a splash in New England via her educational collaborations, public art, and residencies with institutions like The Museum of Fine Arts, The Boston Children’s Museum, Mass MoCA, The DeCordova Museum, The Surf Point Foundation, and Google. Her work has been featured by PBS Kids, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Bay State Banner, WBUR’s ARTery, WGBH, and Hyperallergic.