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Honk Fest 2017


Honk Fest 2017

Shem Tane   CAMBRIDGE, MA — This past weekend the city of Cambridge celebrated its 11th year of HonkFest, which is a three day festival of brass bands from around the U.S. performing in both Davis and Harvard Squares. The core of the festival is to bring the community together through music. As I witnessed […]


A young boy shows his new 3D-printed rooster from Chris Templeman’s “Make and Take” reenway Public Art Program project in Chinatown Park


Boston’s Public Art Wow Factor

By Suzanne Volmer BOSTON, MA — In Boston, and globally, Public Art is focused on placemaking. This means there is an active shaping of identity to build community and to foster relationship with environment. Philadelphia pioneered the Percent for Art policy in the United States and today it is a world-class art destination with exceptional […]



A BLAST FROM THE PAST — THE LEMON TWIGS AT THE SINCLAIR

By Shem Tane CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — The Lemon Twigs is a rock band from Long Island, New York. They have already performed on Conan, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and many more television programs. The band’s sound seems as if it has been marinating in a time capsule basking in the sun outside the […]


Nael Nacer & Marianna Bassham in Constellations (Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography)


Constellations at Central Square Theater

By James Foritano   CAMBRIDGE, MA — The current play produced by the Underground Railway Theater at The Central Square Theater is a serious and not-so-serious remake of romantic love, dating and destiny in the light of the latest cosmic discoveries. Award-winning English playwright Nick Payne was inspired to write “Constellations” after watching a NOVA program […]


Jeannie Motherwell, Pompeii, 2017, acrylic on Claybord, 24” x 72” x 2".


Jeannie Motherwell: Pour. Push. Layer. at Rafius Fane Gallery

By James Foritano Boston, MASS. — Jeannie Motherwell’s, fluid, shape-shifting exhibition, “Pour. Push. Layer.” at the Rafius Fane Gallery through October 22, stands in piquant juxtaposition to its, solid, four-square surroundings at 460 Harrison Ave. The gallery is located in the eastern end of a long, grey, brawny stone building in the very heart of […]


Image (clockwise): Jennifer Bonner, “Sandwiches,” at Pinkcomma; Jeannie Motherwell, “Chrysalis,” 2017, acrylic on clayboard, 48” x 60” x 2”, at Rafius Fane Gallery; Gerdon Archer, “The Beauty of the World,” at Kingston Gallery.


SOWA FALL PREVIEW: CHANGES IN THE AIR

By Suzanne Volmer Boston, MA – From the dusty landscape of the Big Dig, the SoWa Art+Design District emerged as an accessible phenomenon to become the ‘it” location for contemporary art galleries in Boston. SoWa is buzzing on First Friday when galleries have their openings from 5-9 p.m. The public is, of course, welcome during […]


(Clockwise from top left) Sophie, “Passion” by Key Detail and Julia Yu-Baba, Lucas Aoki, Ferdinand, 123Klan and Nosego.

(Clockwise from top left) Sophie, “Passion” by Key Detail and Julia Yu-Baba, Lucas Aoki, Ferdinand, 123Klan and Nosego.


BREAKING DOWN SOCIETY’S WALLS: POW! WOW! WORCESTER 2017 BRINGS MURAL ARTISTS TO THE COMMUNITY

As Apexer, who hails from San Francisco, was painting “Thank you Sever Street!” on one of the two walls he had just completed for the Pow! Wow! Worcester 2017 international mural festival at the Fruit-Sever Apartment complex, a woman walking through the parking lot noted, “My mother has lived here for 35 years and it’s never seen the attention it’s gotten from this.”


Entrance to ArtSpace Maynard.

Entrance to ArtSpace Maynard.


FINE ART, FOOD AND GIFTS: DOWNTOWN MAYNARD HAS IT ALL

by Brian Goslow Maynard, MA – Back in the mid-1990s, when I was working as events editor for The Worcester Phoenix, one of my favorite venues to cover and visit was Art in the Heart of Maynard, an artist collective from which we never failed to leave with a small creation. While the collective may […]


Donna Dodson’s completed “Baby Bringer” in Ringkøbing, Denmark.

Donna Dodson’s completed “Baby Bringer” in Ringkøbing, Denmark.


MAKING CONNECTIONS: WITH DONNA DODSON

RINGKØBING INTERNATIONAL WOODSCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM IN DENMARK by Donna Dodson Last winter, I was anticipating a quiet summer in my studio. However, on March 21 an invitation to participate in the Ringkøbing International Woodsculpture Symposium in Denmark arrived in my inbox, followed on April 14 by an invitation to the Keelung Artist in Residency project at […]


Fran Forman, Floating Disc, photographic collage.

Fran Forman, Floating Disc, photographic collage.


SNOWED IN: ARTISTS REFLECT ON IMMINENT CHANGE

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM ATTLEBORO ARTS MUSEUM 86 PARK STREET ATTLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS SEPTEMBER 16 THROUGH 23 by Suzanne Volmer Inspired by Emily St. John Mandel’s novel “Station Eleven,” “The Calm Before the Storm,” an exhibition of original snow globes at Attleboro Arts Museum, is a short-term show taking place from September 16 through 23 […]