The Dorchester Historical Society awarded two
prizes to students who participated in painting
classes at three neighborhood libraries at the
opening reception of last weekend's Dorchester Open
Studios. The presentations were made last Friday
evening at First Parish Church. In a modern take on
an old collection, the Society invited children up
through the age of 14 to submit paintings of a
favorite Dorchester scene on the face of a brick.
Painting classes were held at three Dorchester
library branches with instructor Larry Pryor. The
two winners were Tajay Thomas of Ashmont Street and
Jake Ryan of Oakton Avenue.
The contest is inspired by the Society's Edward
A. Huebener Brick collection, made up of bricks
from significant buildings collected by Huebener in
the late 19th and early 20th centuries, often when
the structure was being demolished. He then chose
local artists to paint a picture of the house onto
the face of the brick.
to Reporter Home Page