Category Archives: Art & Film

South End open studios this weekend

South End Open StudiosI’ll miss this semi annual South End tradition, but I wanted to write about the fall South End Open Studios that will take place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21 from 11-6pm.

This marks the 28th anniversary of the South End Open Studios.  Over the years this event has grown and now it includes 12 major buildings and the works of more than 200 established and emerging artists who focus on a variety of mediums including multimedia, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics and more.

If you don’t have plans this weekend, consider coming into the South End to walk through and see some of these working artists in their studios. You can get more information about this free event that is open to the public by linking here.


Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

 James AsalClick 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,

Artweek Boston 2014

ArtWeek Boston 2014Boston’s Fall Artweek (September 26 – October 5) updated their website last week.  This week encourages people to explore art through out Boston and rediscover your artsy side.

Artweek includes more than 70 free, unique and affordable events as varied as the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on September 27, The Art of the Cocktail: The Labor of Liquor on October 1 and a Writing workshop with GrubStreet on October 4.

You can view the full listing of events open to you on the Artweek Boston website, here.

MFA Boston free on Sunday

Museum of Fine Arts BostonSunday, September 7, 2014 
10 am–4:45 pm    Free admission

Admission will be free to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in honor of museum director Malcolm Rogers 20th anniversary. Details here.


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,

New Dewey Square mural unveiled September 23rd

boston public art

Original Dewey Square Mural by Brazilian artists Os Gemeos

Three weeks from today on Tuesday, September 23rd a new mural will grace Dewey Square.  Murals on this sizable wall (70′ x 76′ ) has raised eyebrows in the past (like Os Gemeos mural shown).  The current installation by Matthew Ritchie entitled Salt and Light is coming down and will be replaced by Shinique Smith abstract.

Smith is currently being featured at a MFA exhibit has said she will use her work, Seven Moons, as her inspiration. I’m looking forward to the new installation which is far more bold and colorful than the outgoing mural which I never really connected.

Free stuff in Boston later this week

Every week there are free activities that are great for dates or just going out on your own.  Break your routine and take advantage of what Boston has to offer.  Here are a few fun activities that will fit any budget and offer you an opportunity to get out and see something new.

MFA Art of the Americas wing opensEvery Wednesday, starting at 4PM Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is free.  BoA card holders also have free admission the first full weekend of every month.

Institute of Contemporary Art BostonEvery Thursday, Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is free to the public after 5:00 PM.

The first Friday of each month is the South End First Fridays.  More than 60 participating artists open their studios for this monthly event at 450 Harrison Avenue.  Also check out one of my favorite galleries, Boston Sculptors Gallery, at 486 Harrison Avenue.