Colorful hearts celebrate Framingham’s diversity


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FRAMINGHAM – Popping up around Framingham, colorful painted hearts, each by a different artist.

“Our hope is that everyone who lives here will see a little piece of themselves reflected in the public art,” said project coordinator Stacey David.

The project by the Framingham Centre Common Cultural District is called “Many Cultures, One Heart.”

“It’s an incredibly, wonderfully diverse city. About 52% of the population self identifies as a minority,” said David, adding, “so it was really important to us as a cultural district to reflect the diversity of Framingham.”

Boston-based artist Oneil Pimentel Jr. of The Oneil Studio proudly represents his home country of Brazil in his work titled “Tropical Cheers.”

“It’s really important because it’s a part of me. It’s part of my community and although it’s a small community here, I want to make a difference and show everyone and show that Brazil has a lot to differ,” said Pimental Jr.

North Andover artist Rob Surette named his soon to be installed heart “Framingham on the Rise.”

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