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‘Be the Artist’ festival debuts at Bartlett Station
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‘Be the Artist’ festival debuts at Bartlett Station
On Saturday, Sept. 28, Nuestra Comunidad held its inaugural “Be the Artist at Bartlett” festival at the new Oasis@Bartlett temporary arts park at Bartlett Station in Roxbury. Featuring local musicians, dancers and visual artists, an interactive mural project coordinated by muralist Franklin Marval and a patio lounge area, Be the Artist was the first event of a significant public programming calendar coming to the space.
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‘The Opioid Spoon Project’
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‘The Opioid Spoon Project’
Artist Domenic Esposito launched The Opioid Spoon Project, an activist art nonprofit, just eight months ago, but it’s already receiving significant national attention. To be fair, it’s hard to ignore an 800-pound metal spoon that’s been suddenly dropped onto the campus of a pharmaceutical company.
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Public Garden’s Robert Gould Shaw memorial slated for restoration
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Public Garden’s Robert Gould Shaw memorial slated for restoration
In 1981, the first capital campaign the Friends of the Public Garden facilitated was to restore the Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial and to set up an endowment for its care. Now, just months away from the organization’s 50th anniversary, the Friends are revisiting that early project.
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Artists paint Worcester with powerful work
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Artists paint Worcester with powerful work
Last week, Aug. 16–23, POW! WOW! Worcester held its fourth annual public art festival, resulting in new artworks on display around in the city by 18 different artists.
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Arts in the Fall: Offerings abound in Greater Boston arts scene
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Arts in the Fall: Offerings abound in Greater Boston arts scene
As the weather turns cooler, the Boston-area arts scene remains hot! Theater and visual arts offerings abound. The following is a cross-section of this fall’s offerings at local museums and theatre companies.
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Maya Watanabe’s 'Liminal' packs a punch
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Maya Watanabe’s 'Liminal' packs a punch
The first punch of Peruvian artist Maya Watanabe’s piece “Liminal” at Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum comes from its sheer scale. The 20-foot tall screen dominates the Henry and Louis Foster Gallery and stands solo in the middle of the otherwise empty room. The second punch comes when visitors realize what’s being projected on that screen.
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Girls Inc. members from Lynn help design a high-end jewelry line
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Girls Inc. members from Lynn help design a high-end jewelry line
Earlier this year, the Boston-based jewelry company Hearts on Fire debuted a special collection created in collaboration with four young women from the Lynn chapter of Girls Inc. The Lorelei Collection incorporates never-before-seen design elements, and the Girls Inc. members were involved in every step of the process, from brainstorming to production to marketing.
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Bauhaus turns 100 at Harvard Art Museums
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Bauhaus turns 100 at Harvard Art Museums
From 1919 until 1933, the group ran an influential school of architecture, art and design they entitled Bauhaus (“building house”).
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Underground at Ink Block debuts 2019 murals
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Underground at Ink Block debuts 2019 murals
On June 29, Underground at Ink Block will debut its new series of murals, in collaboration with Street Theory and National Development. The 2019 Underground Mural Project features nine new works by local, national and international artists including Indie184, Greg Lamarche, Dana Woulfe, Silvia Lopez Chavez, Muro, Go-Five, Marka27 and Matthew Zaremba.
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'Breathe Life 3
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'Breathe Life 3" — Rob Gibbs returns to Lower Roxbury with a new mural
Roxbury native Rob Gibbs, also known as Problak, returned to his childhood neighborhood bearing 500 cans of spray paint, 20 gallons of primer and a whole lot of love for the black community.
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Mills Gallery exhibition explores ancestry in tumultuous histories
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Mills Gallery exhibition explores ancestry in tumultuous histories
“In the Words, In the Bones,” at the Mills Gallery through July 21, delves into questions of origin and ancestry through the lens of three artists with global roots.
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Dorchester Girl Scouts contribute to Kennedy Institute exhibition
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Dorchester Girl Scouts contribute to Kennedy Institute exhibition
As part of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute’s “A Seat at the Table” program, burgeoning artists from Girl Scout Troop 55302 of Dorchester have designed chairs with empowering messages for installation at the Institute, which opened in 2015 in Dorchester’s Columbia Point.
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