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By - 9/14/18 - 6:17 pm
Performing near the fog

To go along with the Fog x FLO display at Jamaica Pond today, Mattia C. Mauree and Pampi put on a performance every half hour while the fog was fogging. They didn't have much time for any of the performances - the fog only comes on for about two minutes.

By - 9/9/18 - 3:23 pm
Steam roller rolling art

It's not often a steam roller gets to make art.

Go big or go home, some artists in Hyde Park decided. They cut out large blocks of wood or linoleum, then used a driveway steam roller to create prints, at the annual Urban Arts Festival at the Martini Shell on Truman Parkway.

First, an artist would ink up a block: Read more.

By - 8/11/18 - 5:25 pm
The Fog

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy yesterday turned on Fujiko Nakaya's Fog x FLO fog displays at several locations, from Jamaica Pond to the Back Bay Fens. Clay Harper visited several of the locations today.

Vasant Marur visited the Fens location - and watched BFD roll up after somebody reported the "fog" as a fire (to be fair, the Fens do have a rep for catching on fire fairly easily): Read more.

By - 7/2/18 - 8:59 pm

WBUR reports, quotes a Northeastern official who told the reporter to stop listening to lying liars, so you can tell things are going well.

By - 6/27/18 - 6:10 pm
Allston Hall mural, featuring Mr. Butch

City Realty's filing of plans for its Allston Square project starts the clock ticking for the paintings that have long graced the window frames of the old Allston Hall and a neighboring building at Franklin and Braintree streets, just off the intersection of Harvard Avenue and Cambridge Street. So if you want to see them, now would be a good time.

In the meantime, here are photos of some of them. Read more.

By - 6/27/18 - 8:44 am
Inside the ICA exhibit space in East Boston

Greg Cook takes us inside the Watershed - the former copper-pipe facility in the Boston Harbor Shipyard the ICA has turned into an exhibit space. It formally opens on July 4.

By - 6/16/18 - 11:59 pm
Save EMF in Cambridge

Greg Cook explains why artists and musicians were protesting at an annual Harvard music festival today - the Harvard Square business association that organizes it is headed by the property owner who kicked them out of the EMF building in Central Square.

By - 5/25/18 - 9:53 am
Waving chicken and the Custom House in Boston

Redsox223 took in the neon signs on display on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, including the official UHub neon sign - the old Fontaine's chicken.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/23/18 - 5:05 pm
New Rose Kennedy Greenway mural

Adam Castiglioni watched artists at work on the Greenway at Dewey Square today as they painted Shara Hughes's mural.

By - 5/11/18 - 10:30 am

Beth Treffeisen reports the Boston Arts Commission has narrowly decided to remove the Landwave sculptures in Peters Park that were meant to harken back to the area's days on the edges of Boston, but which instead turned into a dangerous playground for skateboarders and climbing kids. After removing the work, the commission will put up a plaque to commemorate it.

By - 5/6/18 - 1:03 pm
Chalk artists in Harvard Square

Teddy Kokoros watched chalk artists at work, as part of the Harvard Square MayFair.

By - 2/2/18 - 6:17 pm
Danny Amendola catching a ball

" It won't matter what the @Eagles do—Danny 'Playof' ”Amendola will come through!"

The MFA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art battled it out today in Musuem Bowl 2018.

Also see: BPD vs. Philly PD.

By - 1/29/18 - 10:45 pm
40 Rugg Rd. rendering

Architect's rendering.

A developer has modified his plans for a proposed $107-million, three-building complex on Rugg Road to include eight affordable apartments for artists, all of which would be located above a ground-floor gallery for their work. Read more.

By - 12/1/17 - 9:12 pm
Emerson display

Joshua Fabian was among those who watched tonight as Emerson took the wraps off its new art display on what had just been a lot of tarp covering the Little Building at Tremont and Boylston streets as it undergoes renovation work.

By - 11/5/17 - 1:53 pm
Mural: 100 Years of Solitude

Lily Wo shows us Daniel Anguilu's mural on the Northeastern campus (more of the mural).

Copyright Lily Wo. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/22/17 - 1:42 pm
Bridge mural

CORRECTION: Post updated to reflect the bridge was painted by a different crew than the one that did the Cambridge Street murals.

Ron Newman reports that days after the city wiped out murals on the building at Cambridge and Linden, another group was at work yesterday redecorating the nearby pedestrian bridge over the turnpike and train tracks.

By - 10/9/17 - 9:43 pm
Nancy Schon on one of the Ducklings statues in the Public Garden

The Friends of the Public Garden snapped sculptor Nancy Schon sitting on Mrs. Mallard on the 30th anniversary of the installation of her Ducklings statues in the Public Garden this past weekend.

By - 9/25/17 - 8:37 am

The Boston Palestine Film Festival returns for its eleventh season!

When: Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 29th. Read more.

By - 9/20/17 - 10:16 pm

WBUR interviews Christine Verret, who took photos of hundreds of murals in the Boston area, with her son Adrien, for a new book on, well, Boston murals.

“We’d leave 5:30 or 6 a.m. We’d shower the night before,” she says. “We’d always be back 9 or 9:30 a.m. We took all these pictures when everybody was sleeping. … In the wintertime, we’d leave and it would still be nighttime.”