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By adamg - 5/8/19 - 11:04 pm
Architect's rendering of Bremen Street proposal

Bremen Street rendering by Rode Architects.

Transom Real Estate of the South End this week filed plans with the BPDA for a six-story apartment building that will feature three live/work artist studios and a car that building residents can rent on Bremen Street between Brooks and Putnam streets. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 10:16 am
Aileron architect's rendering

Architect's rendering

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans to convert a vacant lot on Condor Street between Brooks and Putnam into 33 apartments and 7 condos - and artist studios that open onto the street - in a two-building complex to be called Aileron, on vacant land long owned by the city. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/19 - 9:26 am
Mosaic map at South Station

Adam Castiglioni shows us some of the mosaic that artist Ellen Harvey is installing at a South Station entrance at Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Harvey's map, titled "Network," uses hand-made glass tiles to show the web of transportation routes in the Boston area: Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/19 - 10:51 am

For the last few years, Frank Koran, a 2016 graduate of the Mass. College of Art, has been painting watercolors of Boston street scenes - most recently a retrospective of what the upper busway at Forest Hills station used to look like.

By adamg - 3/4/19 - 8:45 am
The Embrace

King Boston, a group set up to select and build a memorial for Martin Luther King, said today it's selected "The Embrace," by Hank Willis Thomas and the MASS Design Group. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/18 - 11:45 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans for two condo buildings for artists on what are now city-owned vacant lots on Terrace Street. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/18 - 3:32 pm
Leverett Pond generated fog and dancers

Paul Levy watched dancers from Abilities Dance Boston performing in some Fog x FLO fog at Leverett Pond today.

By adamg - 10/25/18 - 11:16 pm

Greg Cook's Wonderland reports the DeCordova is on the verge of financial collapse and that officials hope a Trustees of Reservations takeover would help get the museum on its feet again. The move would require approval from Lincoln Town Meeting.

By adamg - 10/12/18 - 9:28 am
Artificial reef

Greg Cook reports on the floating reef that's scheduled to be placed in Fort Point Channel today to bring some attention to the plight of the world's coral reefs.

By adamg - 10/3/18 - 12:00 am
Aileron architect's rendering.

Architect's rendering.

The Neighborhood of Affordable Housing has filed plans with the BPDA for a 33-unit apartment building - half reserved for artists who would have access to private studios - and a 7-unit condo building on Condor Street between Brooks and Putnam streets in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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.

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