Tag Archives: visual art
Make Eye Contact Many Times with “We the People II,” New Greenway Mural by Mia Cross in Boston near Chinatown
In October I had read about the Greenway mural in progress on the Lincoln Street Triangle. Fortunately, I got there while the artist Mia Carollo Cross and her father were about to finish up the month-long project in the last hour of good daylight! I spoke with Mia briefly about my interest in the process of creating murals and then began to photograph her, the materials, tools, and art.
Two Murals and Their Makers: “See Her” by Ann Lewis and “Patterned Behavior” by Silvia López Chavez
As new murals emerged in Boston this summer, I tried to track two through different stages of development. Both reminded me that mural artists must envision on a grand scale while also dealing with daily details and constant complexities. Many minds, hands, and hearts helped both murals come into being. One source common to both was the force of the non-profit organization Now and There headed by Kate Gilbert featuring the Year of the Woman in public art. I have referenced and quoted from their wonderful website at several points in this post.
Sculptors of Statehouse Statues: Emma Stebbins, Sylvia Shaw Judson, and Isabel McIlvain
Of the seven Massachusetts State House statues listed on the Public Art Walk, three are by women, each from a different generation. This prompts me to present them in time order, with basic facts, key links, and selected quotes.
Art Beneath Our Feet: Asaroton by Mags Harries
I chose to focus on Mags Harries now because her work is currently featured at the Boston Sculptors Gallery and also within an exhibit at the deCordova Museum through this summer. I’ll hope to have other opportunities to express my enthusiasm for what this inspiring artist has done and is still doing.
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.
Outdoor Sculpture Unleashes Power in Exhibit at Wellesley College
TONY MATELLI: New Gravity at the Davis Museum, February 6 – July 20, 2014 Lured by curiosity about controversial art on campus, I wouldn’t wait for better weather. That seemed so for other visitors too. The lively atmosphere and the great guidance of a Wellesley graduate increased my urge to share the fun and […]
Beloved Bronze Rhinos Nearby
After visiting bronze frogs on the Boston Common in December, I decided to revisit two bronze rhinos in my own Cambridge neighborhood. Their names are Bess and Victoria, three tons each, created in the 1930s by sculptor Katharine Lane to flank the entrance of Harvard’s then-new biological laboratories complex. By returning once again, this time with […]
Daniel Chester French Trail in Concord, MA
An exhibit of work by sculptor Daniel Chester French at the Concord Museum has generated a map of key sites in Concord, MA that relate to the work and life of this significant artist. The highly informative exhibit is up through March 23, 2014, but most sites on the trail will continue to offer important art […]
Historic and Current Art at Chesterwood
The Art of Daniel Chester French Shares Grounds with Contemporary Art Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA was the home and workplace of sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850—1931), known for his creative work on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC and other monumental art in the United States. Now Chesterwood is a National Trust historic site, where French’s […]