Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in March



Dudley Square

Roxbury, Massachusetts


Mural: 81’ wide by 11’6” tall.


     The Boston Art Commission, in partnership with Boston Public Schools, has selected BPS student Clarita Stephens to create the design for a mural to go in the new Bolling Municipal Center. James Hobin assisted Miss. Stephens to develop and complete the design. The design was incorporated into the wall-mounted acoustic paneling at the School Committee Room on the second floor of the Ferdinand section. This room is designated for school committee meetings and other public events, with seating for 250 people.  The mural will be visible from the street.




Now in Production

Completion date: August, 2015



612 Metropolitan Avenue

Hyde Park, Massachusetts


Mural: 30’ wide by 17’ tall.


     Working in collaboration with Greenwood Leadership Academy students, K – Gr 5. During the second half of school year 2014-2015, James Hobin returns to the classroom to work with students in a specialized art program that brings students directly into the design process. Students have fun doing art exercises that test the limits of creative imagining and they learn how every contribution is unique and valuable as part of a greater whole. After each class, all student work is scanned and added to the Archive of Student Drawings. The Archive is the source of the graphic elements found in the mural composition. The final mural design is produced using digital technology; the student artwork is fit together in a giant collage that is reproduced at a factory and delivered to the site.


Location: Mural to be installed on an exterior wall overlooking the newly renovated play area, back schoolyard (SE corner of building on Lockwood Street). Materials: High Density Laminate panels mounted onto brick wall. The mural will be fabricated off-site and installed per specifications.





Preliminary Design Phase


Cristo Rey Boston High School

100 Savin Hill Avenue

Dorchester, Massachusetts


Mural: 16’ wide by 16’ tall.


The Cristo Rey mural project is on hold.


     James Hobin has worked at Cristo Rey High School as a part-time and as a full-time art teacher since the school moved to Dorchester in 2010. At present, he volunteers to run a Saturday morning program for students committed to learning more about painting and drawing techniques.


     By offering a rigorous curriculum, a unique work-study experience, and the support of an inclusive school community, Cristo Rey Boston High School prepares inner-city kids to succeed in college and beyond.








James Hobin


A monthly column contributed to the Dorchester Reporter


Dorchester Reporter Newspaper

150 Mt. Vernon Street

Dorchester, MA



     The Dorchester Reporter is a community newspaper that is published every Thursday. The newspaper and website are owned and operated by Boston Neighborhood News, Inc., a Dorchester-based company. Husband-and-wife team Ed and Mary Forry founded the Reporter in 1983 to provide their hometown with timely and insightful news, opinion and information about Boston's largest neighborhood.

     The Reporter has won a number of awards for excellence in journalism, including from the New England Newspaper Association and UMass Boston's Center for Media and Society, and has twice been named Best Neighborhood Newspaper by the Improper Bostonian. The Reporter received the first place award for “spot news” reporting by the New England Press Association in 2013.

     The newspaper is affiliated with three other titles owned by Boston Neighborhood News, Inc.: the Mattapan Reporter, Boston Irish Reporter and Boston Haitian Reporter. The Dorchester Reporter is circulated to subscribers and sold at newsstands across the neighborhood.





Launched February 2014



A website dedicated to rocks.

Coming to you soon on social media.


     A proposal for a grass roots campaign to raise awareness for our unique geological heritage; roxxbost is an artistic and educational program that celebrates the dramatic rock formations of Boston, which surround us everywhere and are our natural monuments to time.




Massachusetts College of Art

Printmaking Department


Beginning eighth year as a studio worker primarily engaged with lithography and monotype.

2015 brings a new emphasis on mixed media and silkscreeen printing.