Category Art

IMAGINE (aka Sneha Shrestha) Shares Wondrous Ways to Brighten Brick, as in her Very Tall Mural in Cambridge

Here are images from my visits to IMAGINE’s recently completed mural in Cambridge and a few quotes from sources that describe her art. I hope that these will lead you to sites with fascinating scenes and stories that engage you in her process, purpose and perspective!

Where to See Female Street Artists in the Boston Area – Exhale Lifestyle

Where To See Female Street Artists In The Boston Area. The street art and graffiti scene here in Boston has historically been male dominated. But as public art becomes more widespread, organizations are working hard to highlight female artists. Al Wilson, founder and executive director of the Beyond Walls festival in Lynn tells Exhale, “Because […]

Steve Locke’s Temporary Art Makes Lasting Connections

This is my temporary post, mainly to let people in the Boston area know that Steve Locke’s temporary art will be gone from the Gardner’s front facade after January 21, 2019. If you can pause in its presence before entering the museum and again after leaving, you can sense its strength as a memorial. Yet if you miss that opportunity, you can still connect the stories of how the memorial for Freddie Gray came to be.

James Weinberg’s Art Transforms a Brick Wall, a Bus Shelter, and a Book Idea

This fall brought opportunities to see three new works of art, each with different scale and surface, but in the same distinct compelling style of one artist, James Weinberg. Plants, animals, and sky appear in all three, adapted to the materials and dimensions assigned to their creation. A large brick wall, a framed glass structure, and the paper pages of a  picture book serve as stages for dynamic dramas. 

Art Above Us: Cambridge Murals by David Fichter and Be Sargent

Almost caught up with some recent temporary art, I’ll share some views of three murals in my home city, Cambridge. Two, by Be Sargent, have been here for nearly twenty years. One, by David Fichter, has been for fourteen. All three begin above eye-level, so I had seldom made eye contact with the animals or people depicted.

Neighbors, Nature and Time Play Great Parts in Art by Christopher Frost: Colony and Much More

After two visits in the past month, I hope to make many more in the three seasons ahead before Colony leaves its maple tree on the Minuteman Bikeway. The photos in this post are mine but the links below will lead to more varied and vivid ones, including the installation process. The quotes below also give background about Christopher Frost and will suggest why I have seized the opportunity to share my enthusiasm for his spirited splendid sculpture!

Warming Warning: Welcome Art about Unwelcome Warmth

Installed on Harvard’s Science Center Plaza in October, David Buckley Borden’s artwork asks us to read, look, walk, sit, think and revisit until December 7.
“This educational installation is a co-creation of Harvard Forest Fellow David Buckley Borden and Harvard Forest Senior Ecologist Aaron M Ellison that combines art, environmental design, and science communication to convey global climate-change data and spur action on campus.” quote from description of their project on davidbuckleyborden.com