Boston – Mayor Kim Janey, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), and local artist Jeremy ‘Sobek’ Harrison unveiled a mural created by Sobek for the local community to celebrate the William E. Carter Post 16’s 100th anniversary on Oct. 1 in Mattapan.
The mural was funded through a $15,000 grant from the BPDA, part of a $75,000 investment in public art as part of PLAN: Mattapan, and was done in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. There was a short program featuring Mayor Kim Janey, Sobek, Carter Post members and partners, as well as other community stakeholders.
Sobek is a graffiti artist who has been creating since he was a child growing up in Mattapan. The Carter Post is the first chartered African-American Massachusetts Post, created by the members of the famed 372nd infantry that served in France with the Red Hand Brigade.
The project, originally authorized by the BPDA board in October 2020, is part of the PLAN: Mattapan Public Art Project, which builds on the agency’s PLAN: Mattapan study, and delivers on the plan’s short-term implementation items identified by the community to support the creation of temporary public art. As part of this project, there will also be future murals in other areas of Mattapan.