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RCC unveils new mural

Roberto Chao, who has painted over 50 community murals around the city, collaborated with other artists and Roxbury Community College to unveil an 85-foot mural on the campus. The mural celebrates “An Ode to Africa in the Americas” that honors the past present and future of BIPOC communities. Themes that run throughout the mural focus on the complexities, devastation, joy, resilience and brilliance of the African experience in America.

The painting highlights the work of more than two dozen artists, from professionals to students, and covers 17nine -foot panels between RCC buildings.

Chao, a master muralist, embraces the diversity of communities and artists saying, “Every person has the capacity to create art, provided the opportunity, context and dynamism to do it.”

The work of art is one of many around the city highlighting the diversity and richness of Boston’s neighborhoods.

Roberto Chao standing with mural artists at Roxbury Community College. PHOTO: ROXBURY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins and Roxbury Liaison for Mayor Wu, Asha Janay present Artist Roberto Chao with a proclamation from the City of Boston for his mural artwork at RCC. PHOTO: ROXBURY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The 85-foot community mural is unveiled. PHOTO: ROXBURY COMMUNITY COLLEGE