“Augument,” Finding Joy at the Cyclorama

There is something pleasantly disquieting about Nick Cave’s “Augment,” which is now on view at the Cyclorama in Boston’s South End. It is colorful, enormous, jarring, and surreal, and in a way it almost looks like something you would expect to see in the Upside-Down. The lawn ornaments which have been sewn together into five…

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…

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…

Engaging Audiences and Exploring Creativity at FIGMENT Boston

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…