Local Mural Shows Best of Watertown

TILL Inc – Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL) is a organization that is nationally recognized as having the resources to support individuals of all ages with various intellectual disabilities, learning differences, mental health disorders, those on the autism spectrum, and having a range of other disabilities. Located on Arlington street in Watertown is a one of TILL’s Day Habilitation centers where patients learn various life skills and find different opportunities in the local community.

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In May, TILL unveiled its own art gallery, “Ride the Wave” which portrays the work of local artists and was a featured stop in ARTWEEK BOSTON. Among these works of art is one mural titled “World of Watertown,” which was lead by local artist Roscoe Lamontagne.

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Contributing to this magnificent piece of art are many of TILL’s residents. Not only did they recommend what buildings, landmarks, and other areas of Watertown should be included in the mural, but they also contributed directly to the painting. “Over the years, we’ve really found different opportunities for people to express themselves,” said TILL’s president and founder Dafna Krouk-Gordon. “There are many talents within individuals both in our staff, as well as with families connected with individuals and individuals themselves.”

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Although the bulk of the work on the mural was done by Roscoe Lamontagne, residents were able to contribute to details in the water of the Charles River that runs throughout the mural. Included in the mural are the Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown High School, Gore Place, Mount Auburn Cemetery, and some Boston landmarks such as Fenway Park, MIT and the Boston skyline.

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Public viewing of the gallery is limited, but it is open to the public on Mondays from 12PM to 4PM thru June 30th.


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Story by Dan Hogan, News Producer
Filmed on May 26, 2016

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