Arts & Culture
Soul of the Artist
At the First Parish Church in Cambridge, artist Lonnie Holley sits next to the stage, molding a small piece of wire. While his manager, Matt Arnett, extolls Holley’s virtues to the audience, Holley remains quiet. When Holley finishes his miniature sculpture, he rises slowly and takes his place on center stage. When he opens his mouth to sing, it is as though an otherworldly force has overtaken the silent man, using him as a conduit for the music and the message.