Ian Thal provides the Playbill for a struggle between the American Repertory Theatre and local critic Thomas Garvey: ART threatened to boycott the Independent Reviewers of New Englands' annual awards ceremony if Garvey weren't booted from the group. Garvey resigned, but not without directing a few choice words ART's way.
Beyer is the artist responsible for the mysterious snowdecahdrons that have shown up in Porter Square and Dewey Square after recent storms. So far this season, he's created about ten large versions of the 12-sided... Read more
Bryce Lambert is thinking the Cambridge theater has replaced edgy-but-audience-alienating productions with dull-but-profitable fare, such as "Johnny Baseball:"
... Johnny Baseball, as one would expect and might've read, is wicked conventional, so much so that, if it didn't require such a large cast, I wouldn't be surprised if it became a seasonal theater fixture for tourists, locals, and local non-theater-types alike. I'd rather not... Read more
Greg Cook reports on the impending closing of the Judi Rotenberg Gallery, after nearly 40 years, and the end of artblog.net, one of the oldest art blogs in the country.
ART seeks boy, 9-12, for role in play. Pays $400 a week, but does involve some rehersals in New York (to learn how to hate the Yankees?) - with expenses paid, natch.
Shephard Fairey is not alone in, um - what's the word? - building on other people's work. Thomas Garvey takes in an exhibit of ICA Foster Prize winner Kelly Sherman's work at the Barbara Krakow Gallery:
... Now I admit I kind of admire Sherman's conceptual chutzpah here - Prince and Levine appropriated other people's imagery, so why not just appropriate them? There's... Read more
Joel Brown reports the Roses for whom the Rose Art Museum is named are gathering at Brandeis on Monday; things could get pretty thorny for university President Yehuda Reinharz:
More than 50 members of the Rose family have come together to condemn the actions of the current Brandeis administration in closing the Edward and Bertha C. Rose Art Museum and selling the art works... Read more
Booking photo courtesy Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Art via Obamafy Yourself.
The Herald talks to Boston's top graffiti cop (yes, of course Boston has one) about his arrest of the street-art guy:
... "He's always been a big problem," Kelley said. "He'd go from city to city to do this." ...
He's... Read more
The other day, I left my hermit's cave and actually ventured into Kenmore Square for a lunch engagement. Andre the Giant and oversized Red Revolutionary Peasant Women stared at me from every available surface, it seemed (except, of course from the world's largest anti-gun poster and the soft green that surrounds our local field of dreams). It was quite a shock for a country boy... Read more
Jeff Hayes paints a still life and blogs as he goes.
Joel Brown reports that on Friday, ART will sell $25 tickets for early performances of its current season shows.
With Thanksgiving around the corner and the holiday season fast approaching, many people are in the market for holiday greeting cards for family and friends.
Project Bread, The Walk for Hunger is offering a wide variety of holiday cards for the 2008 season with unique images and heart-warming messages that will appeal to all. â€œThrough the sale of holiday cards we help hungry families... Read more
Come join the Boston Firefly Project for a night of art, poetry, and activism as we raise awareness around the issue of poverty worldwide. Local artists, poets, and writers will be presenting and displaying their work on Thursday, August 14th from 7-9pm at the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy on 113 Brattle Street in Cambridge, a short walk from the Harvard Square T stop. Come... Read more
Somerville has a well-deserved reputation for fostering and supporting the arts.
Some residents near Foss Park want to change all that. They've hoodwinked a couple of aldermen into asking the state to paint over a mural in the park, claiming that it somehow interferes with their ability to sell their houses.... Read more
If you can avoid one Shakespeare production this year, make it ART's "Julius Caesar," Zolok writes:
... Bloated, loaded up with inpenetrable symbolism, rife with robotic acting and glacially paced at a torpid three hours plus, this has to be one of the worst Shakespeare productions I've ever seen ...
Art wars are so much fun, especially when you have no idea who most of these people are but really appreciate some good high-brow vituperation.
Chris and Erin report on an interesting collaboration between two Dot. Ave. businesses to build a permanent sculpture project: Dot Art Clay Station will be installing sculpture in the window of the Dot-2-Dot CafÃ© now readying for opening at 1739 Dorchester Ave.