Category Archives: Mural project


    Under the direction of artists Tova Speter and Anyahlee, The Art Connection partnered with Casa Esperanza and their clients to design and paint a community mural on Dudley Street in Roxbury in the summer of 2010.   *NEW* Watch a video of the mural process!   Casa Esperanza was created as a grassroots … Continue reading Esperanza


    St. Francis House was established in 1984 in a response to a lack of day time support and services to Boston’s poor and homeless population. As the largest day shelter in New England, they work to provide basic services, access to medical care, mental health counseling, job skills training, transitional housing, and other supportive … Continue reading Crossroads


The Shattuck Hospital provides cost effective health care to diverse, economically/socially disadvantaged, and underserved patients. Located in Jamaica Plain, the hospital has inpatient care for the chronically and severely mentally ill, programs for those struggling with substance abuse, and services for patients with chronic conditions, those being treated for infectious diseases such as HIV/TB, geriatric psych … Continue reading Journey

Still We Rise

“Still We Rise” at Roxbury Youthworks’ Female Focus Initiative in Dorchester Roxbury Youthworks Female Focus Initiative is the only female adolescent re-entry program in Boston, a program dedicated to supporting DYS and DSS involved adolescents as they transition back into the community from lock-up. Their Still We Rise building is now the home of a mural … Continue reading Still We Rise

Beantown Dreams

Beantown Dreams Mural, Children’s Advocacy Center The Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County is a non-profit dedicated to supporting child abuse victims and their families and is now the home of a forty-two foot long mural entitled Beantown Dreams, designed and painted by members of their community. Artists Tova Speter and Anyahlee Suderman worked with … Continue reading Beantown Dreams

Recovery Mural

Recovery Mural at the Shattuck Shelter   A pilot mural project took place at the Friends of the Shattuck Shelter in Jamaica Plain in July 2005 granting six homeless men the opportunity to engage in the artistic process. Led by artist Tova Speter, the men participated in a series of workshops brainstorming, designing, and painting a … Continue reading Recovery Mural