For the last month, Fredy Gutierrez has spent every day, except for rainy days, at the Chelsea Walk working side-by-side with local artist Silvia Lopez Chavez.
Lopez Chavez has spent the past several weeks this summer revitalizing and revamping the Chelsea Walk with a huge, colorful mural.
Gutierrez is a GreenRoots youth employee who is providing project support for the Chelsea Walk’s Revitalization. In sweltering heat, he has primed and painted walls, talked with passers-by, engaged with volunteers and offered support and assistance to the talented artist commissioned to implement the Chelsea Walk Mural: ‘A City of Dreams.’
Gutierrez is humble and quiet, but his sense of responsibility, maturity and intelligence are noteworthy. Gutierrez, who recently celebrated his 20th birthday, is the middle child of four siblings. His hard-working parents have made their home in Chelsea after immigrating from El Salvador.
Gutierrez didn’t tell Lopez-Chavez or GreenRoots about his artistic abilities, but it soon became clear that he is a talented artist who has been able to assist with the full implementation of the mural.
Gutierrez graduated from Chelsea High School in June, and next week will begin Bunker Hill Community College where he will major in chemistry.
Last summer, Gutierrez worked for the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, where he gained much respect for his strong work ethic.