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By adamg - 4/16/22 - 10:58 pm
New mural in Jamaica Plain

OzonePhD is loving Sharif Muhammad's new mural on the side of the new self-storage place on McBride Street, next to English High School and the Southwest Corridor Park in Jamaica Plain.

The artist's work being transferred to the walls.

By adamg - 3/28/22 - 10:03 am
Proposed painted wall at Ringer Park

Arts District Boston is raising funds to redo a decaying wall at the tennis and basketball courts at Ringer Park in Boston with a mural by local artist Jill Rosati. If the group raises $2,000, Allston Village Main Streets will kick in the remaining $2,000 needed for the project.

By adamg - 3/9/22 - 2:19 pm
Threespine stickleback

Artist's rendering of a Jamaica Plain stickleback.

Jovielle Gers's mural on a traffic-signal box at 3201 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain has depictions of four rare species in Massachusetts: A piping plover, a red-bellied cooter turtle, gerardia flowering plants and a tiny fish, known as the threespine stickleback, which has its only Massachusetts freshwater population in a small pond that feeds into the Muddy River in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/22 - 10:21 am
Harvard Square mammoth

Matt met Michelle the Mammoth in Harvard Square yesterday. OK, she's actually Michelle the Blue Elephant, but she seemed more mammothy in the snow yesterday.

By adamg - 9/30/21 - 2:06 pm
Workers reinstalling brass trash at Haymarket

Construction workers this week are putting back the bronze trash that commemorates Haymarket, removed a couple of years ago to make way for a nearby construction project. Adam Castiglioni caught some of the action at Blackstone and Haymarket streets today (and Adam Balsam watched yesterday). Read more.

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By adamg - 9/7/21 - 2:23 pm

Starting Sept. 28, visitors above the age of 12 to the Harvard Art Museums will have to show either proof of full vaccination or paperwork showing a negative Covid-19 test within the past 72 hours. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 1:59 pm

Cambridge Day reports.

By adamg - 5/20/21 - 1:18 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the sale of the building that now houses the Humphreys Street Studios.

By adamg - 5/16/21 - 11:53 am
New mural in Dewey Square

Adam Castiglioni watched workers putting up the new mural on the Greenway at Dewey Square this morning.

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 1:31 pm
Painting and new owner

A couple weeks ago, we introduced you to Jacob Garcia, who likes to paint local landscapes, then leave his work where people can find it.

Today, he painted another scene along the water in South Boston ...
Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/20 - 9:16 pm
New Fort Point art installation under way

The Fort Pointer captured artist Zy Baer at work on what will soon be Fort Point Channel's latest art installation, Polarity, which will show a future in which the channel floods and rises until only the upper floor and copper cornice of a building remains above water. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 9:52 pm
Disintegrating pyramid

An aghast citizen files a 311 report over the idea that some people want to return the unmoored channel pyramid to its position midway between Fort Point and the post office, at least not without some major glue work or duct taping or something:

By adamg - 7/22/20 - 1:56 pm

Giant woods murals part 1

Big-canvas artist Nate Swain shows us the creation story of the new forest mural he just installed on a side of Madison Park Vocational High School on Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury - which started seven years ago when he began the mural at the giant art studio that briefly lived at the old Bartlett bus depot in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/20 - 10:19 am

Eben Haines's Shelter in Place Gallery is giving Boston artists a place to show off their work online from his gallery. His wicked small gallery - a space that's just 20 inches wide by 30 inches long, so artists have to think really small. Greg Cook interviews Haines about the project (scroll down for a rare view of the curator at work).

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 9:52 am

Greg Cook reports on the aftermath of the flooding on Harrison Avenue after a 30-inch water main burst - filling basements used by local artists with water and forcing the evacuation of many residents.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 8:55 am

Greg Cook reports the Museum of Fine Arts does not expect to re-open until July and is looking at layoffs and other "significant cost containment measures."

By Ron Newman - 3/18/20 - 3:18 am

Artists' organizations in Newton, Lexington, and Somerville have all cancelled their Open Studios events that were scheduled for April and May weekends this year. Lexington's statement explains: Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 9:34 pm

The Boston Artist Relief Fund will provide grants of up to $1,000 to local artists "whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)," for example, because of cancelled events. The fund uses money the city had originally planned to help artists and increase local access to them.

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