We took this pic of the sad looking side of the DB several months ago – and said the building was crying out for a mural! InCity Times has been pushing for more murals in the city for years! Well, we and thousands of other Woo folks got our prayer answered! We only wish the city had hired our ol’ pal PITO, a young Latino man, Worcester born and bred, a guy who has created tons of street art in Woo, taken classes at the Worcester Art Museum and would have come up with something amazing!
Giving a LOCAL LATINO ARTIST – a TALENTED local artist – such fantastic exposure would have been so GREAT for Worcester.
Instead, a Cambridge-based artist landed the job. We wonder HOW he was chosen – how much outreach was done to minority, local artists. I’m sure the chosen muralist is nice and talented, BUT WORCESTER COULD HAVE AND SHOULD HAVE GONE LOCAL!
Well, as long as things are happening … We can’t wait to see the painting begin!
EXCITEMENT for our downtown!!! Hooray!!!
– R. Tirella