On Tuesday we unveiled a new work of art that has been permanently installed on the first floor of City Hall: A collage of drawings that celebrate the many faces of Melrose, collected by the Human Rights Commission and assembled into a beautiful painting by artists Sara Gravante and Kris Rodolico of Follow Your Art. The drawings that make up the collage were done by members of the Do the Right Thing Club at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School, the Social Justice Club at Melrose High School, and the First United Methodist Church, as well as residents at Golden Living. A grant from the Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts helped fund the piece. I want to thank all those who were involved in creating this spectacular work of art, and I encourage you to stop by City Hall and see it for yourself.
New City Hall Artwork Celebrates Melrose’s Diversity