Interview with an Artist: Tracy Levesque

Life as an artist is never easy and “making it” is even more of a challenge.  Join me as I sit down with Tracy Levesque, also known as “the Birch Lady” and discuss some of the ins and outs of making your way in the art world. As my first attempt at this by no means…

Nuit Blanche. Illuminus, Boston 2015

If the past summer has proven anything it’s that when art, science and innovation are brought together amazing things will happen. It was hard to know what to expect heading over towards Fenway Park around 7pm on October 10th.   I knew that art would be everywhere but that was pretty much it.  Turning the corner…

Georges Island & the Isle Arts Initiative

There are 34 islands and parks that make up the Boston Harbor Island National and State Park, which are in my humble opinion an under-appreciated and at times misunderstood local gem and part of our national legacy.   Growing up in the Boston area, I lucked out because I was able to visit the islands whenever I…

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,…

Jamaica Plain Porchfest 2015

If Somerville Porchfest is a music festival then the Jamaica Plain Porchfest, or JP Porchfest, definitely felt like more of an all inclusive arts festival.  Now in it’s second year, JP Porchfest 2015 took place last Saturday July, 11 from 12 – 6PM.  Started as a spinoff of the Somerville Porchfest that began in 2011,…