Category Archives: Art & Film

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

James Asal Click on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Modern art or sex toy

Paul McCarthy, International Contemporary Art Fair, ParisThe City of Lights has been given a gigantic butt plug Christmas Tree by contemporary American artist, Paul McCarthy. Erected outside Place Vendôme, it is the centerpiece of the International Contemporary Art Fair.

I suppose Paris should consider themselves fortunate.  Check out McCarthy’s installation in Hong Kong here.

Community Goya mural in Copley Square

Santander Bank Goya Public Mural

SANTANDER BANK HOSTS “PAINT-BY-GOYA” EVENT IN COPLEY SQUARE

Oct. 18th and Oct 19th   from 11am – 3pm in Copley Square

Attention art lovers.  James Weinberg, a local artist, has been commissioned to replicate Goya’s painting “The Parasol” on a gigantic 8′ x 12′ canvas and you are invited to help contribute to this signature piece by following a numerical color key and adding corresponding colors to this piece of community art.

The community “Paint-By-Goya” mural is inspired by the 170 paintings, prints, and drawings of Goya’s work that are included in the exhibition “Goya: Order and Disorder” on view at the MFA now through January 19, 2015.

Boston invests in cultural planning process

LGBT Boston, gay life bostonI’ll be the first to admit that I did not follow nor did I even vote for Mayor in the last election, but Mayor Walsh has really impressed me with his zeal and energy.  As much as I love Mayor Menino, Marty Walsh’s vision for Boston really excites me.  I agree with his call to invest in a long-term cultural planning process for the city of Boston and hiring a chief of arts and culture to help make that happen.

This past Sunday The Boston Globe had an excellent article Sketching an arts-centric future for Boston by Joel Brown, detailing some of the plans and investment the city of Boston is making to elevate and champion a cultural strategy intended to make our city stand out with major cities.  A 15-member steering committee is currently working to help make this happen.  For all you cultcha vultchas out there, this is exciting news.

Mount Gay rum now on Harrison

Mount Gay RumA week or two ago this advertisement for Mount Gay Rum was painted on a rather decrepit single story commercial building in my neighborhood. I kind of dig it and think of it as street art.  What do you think? I wish there were more painted building advertisements like this around Boston.

MFA Boston free on Columbus Day

Museum of Fine Arts BostonMonday, October 13th The Museum of Fine Arts Boston will be open and free to the public.

The  MFA would like to invite you to spend Columbus Day visiting their exhibit “Goya: Order and Disorder” or checking out their eye popping, “Hollywood Glamour” exhibit that includes glittering gems and gowns.  More information about the MFA Free Fall Open House, here.

Saturday morning comic

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. Below are the past week’s comic from James Asal.

Click on the comic strip stories below to enlarge. James Asal Adam and Andy by James AsalAdam and Andy by James AsalAdam and Andy by James AsalAdam and Andy by James Asal

You can learn more about this strip by visiting,  adamandandy.com.