Local Artist MAR’s ‘Black Book Sessions’ Gives Space Safe for Graffiti Artists and More

The Boston Cultural Council recently handed out more than $32,000 in Opportunity Fund grants with 33 artists and organizations receiving individual $1,000 grants. Local artist MAR, who leads Black Books Sessions -- a safe space for graffiti artists -- is often held at Spontaneous Celebrations in JP, was a recipient of a grant. Paul Chapman, aka MAR, fielded questions from Jamaica Plain News about the organization, safe spaces for graffiti artists, Spontaneous Celebrations and more. Q: The grant you received will go to a free event in Jamaica Plain -- please describe the event. When and where will it take place?