Focus on Local Artist- Jon Sarkin

Every once in a while, okay, every day, I need a swift kick in the butt and hear how people are doing amzing things despite setbacks so why am I moaning? Today I need that self lecture and Jon Sarkin's work and story of an artist are humbling and motivating. Jon Sarkin is a self-taught… Continue reading Focus on Local Artist- Jon Sarkin

Signs of A Demand For Art, A Museum Expands and A Gallery Serves as Social Outlet

Maybe I am paranoid but I am always looking for signs that Art is alive and kickin' - especially these days. I think of it as a good sign of prosperity, good spirit and intellect if a city's Art scene is thriving.  Some people gage an economy and outlook through the lines at Starbucks or certain stocks.… Continue reading Signs of A Demand For Art, A Museum Expands and A Gallery Serves as Social Outlet

Art & Artists Arrive First and The Neighborhood’s Rise Follows

I was just talking with my boyfriend this weekend about how artists fix up a neighborhood and then the neighborhood becomes popular. Why don't they employ artists that are so in need of work to help a neighborhood get an identity. I thought. What do you think of tis article and using art or design… Continue reading Art & Artists Arrive First and The Neighborhood’s Rise Follows

Who Says It is Too Late? 101 year old Artist Carmen Herrera at Whitney

Because she was a female, her work was ignored but her works are as stunning and precise as her male contemporaries such as Ellsworth Kelly. For more of an appreciation of the artist, watch the "100 years Show" on Netflix. Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight is the first museum exhibition of this groundbreaking artist in New… Continue reading Who Says It is Too Late? 101 year old Artist Carmen Herrera at Whitney

Boston airport exhibit sheds light on mental illness

I always like to plug Art used for education purposes. I thought this was a really unusual and moving exhibit. I think we all feel this need to be happy and composed. More than that, we are critical of people who are not. I think this further estranges people who are having troubles coping. Please… Continue reading Boston airport exhibit sheds light on mental illness

Presidential Hopefuls Gallery BCAE Exhibit

Presidential Hopefuls gallery, a timely new exhibit that examines the highs and lows of the road to the White House (2000-2016) through the eyes of local press photographers who have seen it all. This exhibit is housed at the BCAE and is free and open to the public during business hours, September 2016 through January… Continue reading Presidential Hopefuls Gallery BCAE Exhibit

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Art Talks on Tuesday night 12.6.16 – MFA or Wellesley

A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley Author and Harvard history professor Jane Kamensky will give a short talk about artist John Singleton Copley. Copley, who was likely born in Boston, gained early fame for his portraits of founding fathers like John Hancock and John Adams. But it wasn’t until Copley abandoned… Continue reading Art Talks on Tuesday night 12.6.16 – MFA or Wellesley

Boston, Books and Art – What a Trifecta!

Examining the Artists of the Revolutionary Era By VIRGINIA DeJOHN ANDERSON DEC. 2, 2016 OF ARMS AND ARTISTS The American Revolution Through Painters’ Eyes By Paul Staiti Illustrated. 389 pp. Bloomsbury Press. $30. A REVOLUTION IN COLOR The World of John Singleton Copley By Jane Kamensky Illustrated. 526 pp. W.W. Norton & Company. $35. One… Continue reading Boston, Books and Art – What a Trifecta!

What To See 12.1.16 – 12.7.2016

  #1. Go take a trip to Duxbury and go to see these two exhibits at the Art Complex Home, The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden Street , Box 2814 ; Duxbury, MA 02331, Hours: 1-4PM, Wednesday through Sunday. Exhibit 1: Night Becomes Us (photo shown as blog post featured image) Night-time photographs by the Greater Boston Night… Continue reading What To See 12.1.16 – 12.7.2016