Northeastern’s newest public art is a vibrant passageway to campus
Silvia Lopez Chavez works with fellow female artists as she installs a new campus mural on the MBTA wall across from Centennial Common on May 18, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Local artist Silvia López Chavez has painted a 5,000-square-foot mural on the MBTA wall outside Ruggles Station, turning a nondescript space into a vibrant passageway to and from campus. The focal point is a pair of hands holding a paper crane, a reference to the ancient Japanese legend promising eternal happiness to anyone who folds 1,000 such origami models. Her mural is the latest piece in President Joseph E. Aoun’s Public Art Initiative, which provides a platform for artists to brighten the campus with their creativity.
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