PHOTO: Haverhill Artist Grassie Showcases Marathon-Inspired Work at Boston Statehouse

Haverhill artist Jeff Grassie (left) showcased his work during a reception with Gov. Charlie Baker at the Boston Statehouse in April 2019. (Courtesy photograph)

From the shoe city to Beacon Hill. Haverhill artist Jeff Grassie last week brought his latest artwork, a piece called “Invisible,” to the Boston Statehouse, for an art installation at the request of Haverhill and Methuen state Rep. Linda Dean Campbell for a public art exhibition, Grassie tells WHAV.

For his contribution, Grassie included a piece that showcases a wheelchair racer impacted by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. After his piece was on display, Grassie enjoyed a private reception with Gov. Charlie Baker, who inquired about exhibiting his piece elsewhere in Boston.

“We had a great discussion on how and why I created this artwork. Being able to showcase my artwork during the week of the Marathon was exciting for me,” Grassie told WHAV.

Daniel Romanchuk won the April 15 Boston Marathon with a time of 01:21: 36. He is the first American man to win since 1993 and the youngest winner at age 20.

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