Globe article by Cate McQuaid)
When Hull and his girlfriend, metal artist Donna Veverka,
Jamaica Plain in 1996, he couldn't help but notice that the Green
stop on the Orange line, just down the road from where he lived,
some unused storefront footage.
''The space was empty, with the door chained,'' Hull recalls. He's
and bright-eyed, with a thatch of curly dark hair and graying sideburns.
same 10 mangled shopping carts were out front. I looked at them
Finally, fearing that someone would get the space
before he did, he acted. He called the Transit Retail Partnership,
which manages the space, and they invited him to make a proposal.
''I went in with my book of images from galleries and references
from two very happy landlords,'' he said. He came out with a rent-free
lease. The Gallery @ Green Street opened in 1998.
Since then, the space has become a hotbed of art world and neighborhood
activity. Hull shows everything from work by high school students
to installations by established artists who might want to experiment
with pieces that wouldn't sell at a commercial gallery.
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