“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…

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…