Day Tripping: Georges Island and the Isle Arts Initiative

Growing up in the Boston area I got lucky because I was able to visit the Boston Harbor Islands whenever I wanted as long as I could get my hands on a boat, or when need be take the ferry.  So it seems only natural that with the arrival of summer and the temperatures ramping up also comes a…

Interview with an Artist: Mark Lipman

One of the hardest parts of being an artist, in any discipline, is trying to “make it,” and then of course,  finding time for your art especially if you have an additional career.   Recently I sat down with Mark Lipman, a local musician, who recently released his first Ep “Goodbye Copilot,” to discuss what it’s…

Exploring the Surreal at the Franklin Park Pop-Up Art Grove

When it was announced that a Pop-up Art Grove in Franklin Park was planned for August, my curiosity was piqued.   In the past few years, the city has been working hard to revitalize the area with an ambitious agenda of rotating public art installations but this was the first time I’d ever heard of a…

Rolling into Summer at the Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco Dance Party

At the Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco Dance Party there wasn’t just disco dancing.  Yes, there was a mobile dance floor where disco dancing was encouraged and yes, there was also a roller skating rink, but there was also interactive art, coloured lights, food, live performances, drag performances, retro fashion, crazy wigs, sequins and lots…

A Maze of Colour: “Pentalum” at the Lawn on D

From the sidewalk it looked like King Koopa decided to take a rest after a long day of trying to kidnap Princess Peach and conquer the Mushroom Kingdom. Presented by the Architects of Air, and designed by Alan Parkinson, “Pentalum” is a luminarium which is similar to an enormous luminaria, or paper lantern, that people…