A series of around 20 wide, narrow steps lead up to a towering stone cylinder that sits atop four broad levels of square stones set in a brick pattern. Enormous urns filled with flowers are located on four sides of the area that these stones delineate, and the entire structure is set on a well-trimmed, grassy sloped mound near a few buildings of varying heights. Grey sky with dark clouds fills most of the image.

ACCESS:Art Igniting Community Activism Through Art

Join Access:Art creatives Chanel Thervil, Ngoc-Tran Vu and Julian Shapiro for a provocative conversation exploring the intersection of activism and community engagement. Through various mediums, each artist’s work illuminates the importance of uplifting and unifying vulnerable populations. Each participant will discuss the intentionality of their artistry through the lens of citizenry and common good. Moderated by Access:Art writer Candace McDuffie.

ACCESS: Art is an online exhibition that includes new and existing works by: Allison Maria Rodriguez, Basil El Halwagy, Benny Sato Ambush, Callie Chapman, Chanel Thervil, Cindy Lu, Hector René Membreño-Canales, Julian Shapiro-Barnum, and Ngoc-Tran Vu.

The artists in ACCESS: Art are the Boston recipients of the Red Bull Arts Microgrant. Red Bull Arts expanded their microgrant initiative for the duration 2020 which began in Detroit, to 20 cities across the US in response to the urgent need for financial assistance in the arts.