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…

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…

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…

Music and Community converge at the Somerville Porchfest

With my fingers crossed for no rain, I headed to Somerville’s PorchFest last Saturday May 16th.   Started in 2011 PorchFestis a decentralized music show/crawl that spans Somerville over the course of an afternoon.  Its exactly the kind of event that you expect in an area known for its high density of artists and students, where…

Making Science Wearable: An Interview with Ariele Faber of Cerebella Design

Entrepreneur, scientist and fashion innovator Ariele Faber, founder of Cerebella Design, has been one of the pioneers changing the way we see the intersection of art and science by bringing us science we can wear.  The marriage of fashion and science is something that has continued to grow in popularity and explode on the market…

Starting the year right at the “Fire and Ice Festival” at The Lawn on D

The main attractions of the “Fire and Ice Festival” were the large illuminated ice maze and the fire dancers, with a secondary attraction being the food trucks the fire pits and the ice bar.  Postponed from the previous weekend due the warm temperature the “Fire and Ice Festival” got underway as biting cold Northeasterly winds…