Cambridge Common seemed to me a public space of few surprises until a few months ago. Then suddenly it became a place to spark inspiring statements by holding hands, to select story performances from a food truck, to share the seat of a gigantic chair, and to join an eyes-closed tour led by a blind artist. Those were just some of the experiences offered through Common Exchange*, with ongoing installations and scheduled events from May through September 2017.
This post shares seven short stories from the short life of an immense mural and invites everyone to add their own stories of Seven Moon Junction before it vanishes from Dewey Square Park.
Eternal Presences: John Wilson’s Art in Roxbury, Framingham and Lincoln
Why Go Soon? Ten sculpted sheep by Brooklyn-based artist Kyu Seok Oh give us ten new reasons to look up from a park path on the Greenway. Since the second week in June, the hand-made paper sheep have stood on red metal perches just beyond reach in Chinatown Park, at the end along Essex Street, two blocks southwest […]
It’s high time for Art Outdoors to note this spectacular sky sculpture by Janet Echelman. The artist has titled her wondrous work “As If It Were Already Here,” and I want as many people as possible to visit before the fleeting, floating fabric feat is not here anymore. Take-down is scheduled for mid-October, or earlier if […]