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Common Exchange Adds Uncommon Experiences to Public Space

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.

Pleasures of Playful Perspectives: Art by Mark Reigelman and Meredith James on the Greenway

Enlightened and excited by both artists’  presentations on September 26, I ‘m  posting quickly now, just in case you can plan to go before their temporary exhibits vanish October 7 (Reigelman) and October 8 (James). Later on, I hope to share our perspectives in the interactive spirit of these engaging forms of art outdoors.

The Garden of Peace, an Ongoing Force Links Story after Story

This post shares my impressions from the Thirteenth Annual Honor Program at the Garden of Peace: a Memorial to Victims of Homicide. It follows from a July post with background about the Garden and the two women artists, Judy Kensley McKie and Catherine Melina.

Garden of Peace, a Place for Grief and Hope

Planned by landscape architect Catherine Melina and sculptor Judy Kensley McKie, this memorial to victims of homicide provides a pathway and suggests a journey.

Sean Collier Memorial at MIT: Measured, Meaningful, Memorable

  I’ve visited the Sean Collier Memorial at MIT a few times since it ‘opened’ in April 2015. Why do I keep wanting to return? Of course, I want to know it well enough to write a worthy post about such a significant work of art outdoors. But even without this purpose, I’m drawn toward […]

Magnificently Full-blown Bunnies by Australian Artist Amanda Parer

Free, Fun, and Fleeting,   July 9 through July 12 at the Lawn on D 420 D St. in Boston, next to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Already more than half-way into this four-day event worth witnessing, I’m posting now, without polish, just to urge those who can to go before these really big […]

Alchemist in Cambridge and Humming in Lincoln, Huge Human Forms by Jaume Plensa

Humming by Jaume Plensa at the deCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA and his Alchemist on MIT’s campus in Cambridge are the only two sculptures by Plensa that I have seen in person. I’ve known Humming for a few years, and I’m only just getting to know Alchemist. Like several other sculptures by this innovative versatile artist, both are much larger than […]