AiR Chanel Thervil – Photo Gallery

Portraits of Black Arlington

For her Artist-in-Residence project Chanel has been getting to know Black folks who live and work in the Town. She facilitated several group discussions which focused on the Black experience – positive and negative – and built Black community in Arlington.  Chanel then invited participants to join her for individual photo shoots and took these beautiful portraits to celebrate Black beauty and joy.

Chanel Thervil’s Artist-in-Residence is organized by the Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture in collaboration with the Town of Arlington Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Portraits of Black Arlington is made possible with funding from the New England Foundation for the Arts’ Public Art for Spatial Justice Program, with generous support from the Barr Foundation, and through grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For more information contact: