Boston Begins with the NAP

“Plymouth” by Carla Bolden (left) and “The Cove” by Carol Bolden

The City of Boston joined The National Arts Program® in 2017 in what we hope will be a long lasting relationship. The Boston City Hall already has the capability to hang artwork in many places, and it’s a good thing, as 225 pieces of artwork found wall space throughout the building for their First Annual National Arts Program® Exhibit. Employees brought their artwork out in full force to be judged and John Crowley, Visual Arts Coordinator for the City of Boston, was excited by not only the quality of work, but by the many different departments that participated. A reception was held for the artists and was attended by NAP Executive Director, Jackie Szafara, who spoke along with Julie Burros, the Mayors’ Chief of Arts and Culture. City employee Carla Bolden, along with her mother Carol Bolden, both share a passion for photography and entered their respective pieces pictured above.