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…

Celebrating the Ecclectic at the Jamaica Plain Porchfest

Now in its second year the Jamaica Plain Porchfest, started i n 2011 as a spinoff of the Somerville Porchfest and felt like more of an all inclusive arts festival than a music festival. Featuring acts that ranged from spoken word to dance to music, it showcased the kind of eclectic creativity that the neighborhood…

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…

Ca$h for your Warhol: The Evolution of a Prank.

    Who would call a sign to sell a house?  That’s the question that got the ball rolling in the second lecture of the evening, “Cash for your Warhol; The Evolution of a Prank.” Presented by Geoff Hargadon, a money manager, conceptual artist and photographer who introduced himself to the crowd by stating dryly, “There are…