BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Half of a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired mural project is popping up at several Citizens Bank branches in Boston this week for anyone to join in and paint.
This year, Richard Frank of Artists for Humanity told WBZ's Shari Small that the project has expanded into something bigger.
"Because of the special Embrace Sculpture that's about to be unveiled and all the events this particular MLK Day they've asked us to do two murals, one that's circulating to Citizens Bank , and one that will be done at the Museum of Fine Arts with all the guests," Frank said.
The Embrace Sculpture is set to be unveiled on Friday in the Boston Common. Frank says their vision for the murals is directly interlinked with the Embrace Sculpture.
"We came up with having Dr. King and Coretta Scott King almost as if they were seeing the Embrace Sculpture now on the Boston Common," Frank said.
MFA Chief Operating Officer Eric Woods described how the murals will work.
"What AFH has done is create a template mural and at each location they will have the community participate in coloring in the lines and working together in the community. I think that's the pinnacle of Dr. King's message," Woods said.
The annual Citizens MLK Day Open House at the MFA will have free admission for Massachusetts residents.
WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.