The last three months have been busy for artist and teacher Ryan Jones. During the day, he’d teach reading and writing at Epiphany, an independent school based in Dorchester for children from economically disadvantaged families. At night, he was busy painting.
“This was my first mural,” Jones said. “The timing was right, so I thought I’d take a chance.”
The mural, installed on a building within the Epiphany school grounds, depicts late civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, watching over protesters as they cross the Zakim Memorial Bridge. Jones was inspired by Lewis’s march from Selma to Montgomery over the Edmund Pettus Bridge.