Category Archives: Art & Film
I loved everything about Pretty in Pink when it came out in 1986 – the actors, the story line and of course the soundtrack. Since the weather in Boston is going to be miserable this weekend, you might want to catch the anniversary showing.
For those who never saw Pretty in Pink, the movie revolves around a high school girl (played by Molly Ringwald) from the wrong side of town and a wealthy heart-throb (played by Andrew McCarthy) and includes all the teenage angst and drama one could imagine in this classic John Hughes film.
When: Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 2:00p – 4:00p
Where: Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere
Showtimes and Tickets: Here
Also showing at Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place (Dedham), Showcase Cinema de Lux Lowell, and Showcase Cinema de Lux Randolph.
ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.
To see previous Adam and Andy cartoons link here.
Robert Mapplethorpe was a controversial photographer who’s homoerotic work created a national debate over public funding of art in the 1980s. Unfortunately, Mapplethorpe passed away in Boston in 1989 at the age of 42 due to complications from HIV/AIDS, but his work lives on.
In just a few weeks the LACMA and the Getty Museums will present complementary, simultaneous exhibitions of more than 3oo pieces of work entitled, The Perfect Medium.
For more information about these exhibits click on the links below:
LACMA – The Perfect Medium, March 20 – July 31
Getty Museum – The Perfect Medium, March 15 – July 31
Are you a science fiction geek? You may want to check out The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Marathon (“Boston SciFi”) that starts later this week at the Somerville Theatre and runs through President’s Day weekend.
The Festival concludes with a 24-hour movie marathon. As the website says, “Think of it as binge viewing with 750 close friends.” The movie marathon at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square starts at noon on the 14th and ends at noon on President’s Day. More information about the Festival and for tickets is available in the link below.
Last week Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in his state of the city speech said he was going to fund three arts-related programs that would have a combined budget of $1 million. The programs are intended to do the following: 1-provide direct grants to individual artists; 2-help expand the city’s fledgling artist-in-residence program; and 3-establish an artist resource desk at City Hall, to help local artists.
To help support local artists $400,000 in direct artist grants will be available to artists living in Boston. According to The Boston Globe, the Walsh administration has yet to work out the details, but the funds will be unrestricted and likely available to individual artists.
You can read more about this in The Boston Globe’s January 20th article, City’s new trio of arts programs will share $1 million.