In May, Boston artist Cedric “Vise1” Douglas painted an 125-foot-long mural on one of the buildings of the former Medfield State Hospital off Hospital Road there, at the back of the property, overlooking a parking area, adjacent to the Charles River Overlook.
Depicting an egret, butterflies and native plants around a Medfield youth playing a violin, the mural is meant to evoke the “healing power of music, building on the hospital’s legacy of health and wellness,” according to a project press release.
The project was commissioned by the Cultural Alliance of Medfield, as part of its planning for year-round arts programs as it establishes a 24,000-square-foot regional performing arts and education center at the heart of the old hospital campus.
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