Tag Archives: Rose Kennedy Greenway

Beauty and Drama Resonate from New Mural, “Resonance” by Super A (Stefan Thelen) on the Greenway

In awe of the art, I’m excited to announce the completion of the latest monumental mural in Dewey Square. I plan to come into its presence many times before it is painted over by another artist or artist team next year. For now I’m posting photos, quotes, and links so you can join me in learning more about and from Super A (Stefan Thelen).

Art and Time on the Greenway: Year of the Dog, We the People II, Spaces of Hope, Balancing Act I and II

This final Friday in April, Greenway Art Ambassadors will lead a one-hour tour of phenomenal public art. The tour includes four engaging works of art, each within minutes of the next. All four are temporary; all four will likely be gone by next April, though new temporary art will take their places.
These current four have given me such valued visits, I’m hoping for still more time with each. I’m posting now to alert you to the tour before it’s over and to give basic background about the artists, their art and my appreciation of their time.

Matthew Hoffman on the Greenway and Rachel Perry Welty at the Gardner

Artists Choose Words for Us to Ponder:
On a mild sunny February Sunday, I set out to see Rachel Perry Welty’s statement at the Gardner Museum and Matthew Hoffman’s phrases along the Greenway Fence. These two temporary installations have been up since early January 2016 and will be down again in several months.

Lawrence Weiner’s Art in Words Painted Huge and High or Cut into Ground-level Granite

Autumn in Boston gave me the chance to look at words chosen by artist Lawrence Weiner for two different settings and hear his own spoken words about art. Here are a few images and thoughts related to these experiences.

Artists Reveal Process, Purpose and Passion in TED Talks

Background and links to TED Talks by Janet Echelman, Theo Jansen, and JR; links to recent posts about these artists in Art Outdoors.

Another Way to Explore Art on the Greenway

Four Installations for the Design Biennial Boston     Besides looking up at sculptured sheep, aerial art, and a seventy-foot tall mural, you can also explore art at ground level on the Greenway. The four pieces selected for the Design Biennial allow you to get close, all around, and, for two, even inside. These four […]

Seven Moon Junction Mural Shines with Wisdom from the Greenway Wall in Dewey Square Park

This post shares seven short stories from the short life of an immense mural and invites everyone to add their own stories of Seven Moon Junction before it vanishes from Dewey Square Park.

Look Up at Sheep in Chinatown Park on the Greenway in Boston

Why Go Soon? Ten sculpted sheep by Brooklyn-based artist Kyu Seok Oh give us ten new reasons to look up from a park path on the Greenway. Since the second week in June, the hand-made paper sheep have stood on red metal perches just beyond reach in Chinatown Park, at the end along Essex Street, two blocks southwest […]

High-Priority Aerial Art above Greenway

It’s high time for Art Outdoors to note this spectacular sky sculpture by Janet Echelman. The artist has titled her wondrous work “As If It Were Already Here,” and I want as many people as possible to visit before the fleeting, floating fabric feat is not here anymore. Take-down is scheduled for mid-October, or earlier if […]