“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…

Artist Interview with Gene Shinozaki, professional beatboxer

After getting his start as a busker on the streets of Boston, Gene Shinozaki has gone on to become a world class professional beatboxer, musician, performer and artist. He sat down with me recently via telephone to answer a few questions abou the state of beatboxing and what he has planned for the upcoming All…

Day Tripping: Georges Island and the Isle Arts Initiative

Growing up in the Boston area I got lucky because I was able to visit the Boston Harbor Islands whenever I wanted as long as I could get my hands on a boat, or when need be take the ferry.  So it seems only natural that with the arrival of summer and the temperatures ramping up also comes a…