Have you noticed East Arlington has gotten a little more colorful lately? Next time you are in the neighborhood of the Fox Library be sure to check out the new “Fox” mural by Somerville artist, James Weinberg, on the side of Za Pizza. The mural is a celebration of local wildlife, while the fox has become a veritable icon of the neighborhood by virtue of the Fox parade during Feast of the East, the Fox Library and its mini fox murals by Shun Yamaguchi, and Artbeat’s Follow the Fox summer art adventure.
Weinberg is a graphic designer, illustrator, and silk screen printer. His murals, featuring bright graphics and layering shapes and colors carry influences from folk art and silkscreen practices. Several of his murals can be seen at Assembly Row and other locations throughout Boston.
Most recently, James Weinberg has become an author and come out with a children’s book, Contrary Creatures. Meet James Weinberg this Saturday, November 10 from 3-4:30pm at Porter Square Books for a book launch and reading. If you don’t catch him there, you might catch him riding his bike along the Minuteman Bikeway!