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…

Pop-up: Franklin Park Art Grove

When it was announced that a Pop-up Art Grove in Franklin Park was planned for August, I was curious.  I’d never been to one of those, and it had certainly been years since I’d been to Franklin Park.  In all fairness even though it’s a beautiful public park with a Zoo and a golf course,…

Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco Dance Party

As the sun set on the work week and there was an imminent need to unwind, roller skates were strapped on and the disco lovers of Boston descended upon City Hall to blow off some steam at the second annual, “A Celebration of Summer: The Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco Tribute Party,” which took over…

“Pentalum” & Public Art at the Lawn on D

From the sidewalk it looked like King Koopa had decided to take a rest after a long day of trying to kidnap Princess Peach and conquer the Mushroom Kingdom. From the moment I saw the Lawn on D’s announcement that “Pentalum” an inflatable interactive art exhibit would be open to the public from May 28…

Descience: Research on the Runway

What happens when you try to use art to explain science? A week ago if you had said the word “fashion” to me, my first thought would not have been “science.”  But, in the midst of Boston Fashion Week and in the wake of the Descience fashion show it is hard not to recognize how…

FIGMENT Boston 2014

I love art museums.  I always have.  With few exceptions most of the art museums I’ve visited have been different variations on the same theme.  It’s either been paintings on walls in galleries, or sculptures in galleries and gardens which you walk through.  It’s a pretty passive experience and it seems like the general idea…