'Rita's Spotlight' Mural: Artist Talk with Rixy
The City of Boston worked in collaboration with the Boston Art Commission and Street Theory to commission a mural honoring the life and legacy of Rita Hester in Allston. Rita Hester was a Black trans woman and beloved Allston community member who lost her life as a result of transphobia and anti-trans violence. The mural, titled "Rita’s Spotlight", was proposed by former Boston Artists-in-Residence Golden, and the City of Boston commissioned artist Rixy to create the mural as part of the City’s Transformative Public Art Program.
Rixy will be participating in an artist talk to share more about the design and community engagement process for the mural on Wednesday, June 29. The artist talk will take place at 6 p.m. at the mural site (506 Cambridge Street).